Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our boy LOVES atm

Dave and his brother read these when they were boys, so after a little search on Ebay I found them!!
Lucas was reading one of them within 10 minutes of the package arriving.

His Unimog
He has wanted this kit for a while. There are many new mechanical parts in this kit that he wanted. So after much pocket money saving and a deal with his parents.
It arrived and he built it.

And the best $1.50 I have ever spend.
This is an op shop find.
 It is such a fun game!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

made of late

A little update of what has been keeping this crafty mama busy
(ok after the kids, house, pets,

I am now a crochet mama.
My first project finished
I was inspired by Attic24 blog and her many tutorials.
This is Lucy's Summer Garden Granny Square

I crochet 25 granny squares and then sewed them together. I backed the cushion in blue chenille fabric
It sits pride of place on our newly covered lounge!!

Next: into the world of tie dying cotton velour
There are two Farbenmix Olivia dresses I made for my nieces.
Nice and bright hey!

The sleeves and hood are made from Campan knit (orange) and blue stella
You have gotta try this pattern, it is fast to sew up and fun to play around with for design.
Mollie has ordered a yellow one 'For when we go somewhere cold Mum, are we going somewhere cold this year Mama?'
Gosh Mollie, I am still warming up after Japan!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Circle Ruffle Skirt

This is the first item I have made for the Cairns Show this year.
It is made from some of my hand dyed cotton drill...

I made one for a Mollie a couple years ago and she loved it. This is size 128 and it is a little big for her, but then she won't be able to have it for a couple months so by then, she will fit it 
(and that is my story and I am sticking to it!) 

It is very straightforward to make. There were a couple mumbled swear words over the ruffle - I AM ruffled challenged  but I am determined to get better at it.
I am going to make a simple white cotton blouse to go with it...soon 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The hooks are flying!!

Mollie and I are learning to crochet....
Mollie is crocheting cute little flowers for a mobile for her room

And I am making a granny square cushion for the lounge.
I am loving this blog: Attic24. All Lucy's crochet patterns and tutorials are divine..
These are Summer Garden Granny Squares

And this colourful flower is the beginning of the Blooming Flower Cushion pattern...
Both Mollie and I are really enjoying learning and sharing our new crafty skills together..
How fun is crocheting!!