Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Frozen Anna Costume

Do you wanna build a snowman?

The girls are born in April and May so this weekend we had a combined Frozen birthday party!

Clementine was so excited when she opened her Anna costume and she lived in it the whole weekend!

I love how it came together with the dress and the cape - I also had a lot of fabric left over so I have added it as a custom listing if you are interested.

Thanks to Sarah for sending me this pic of Anna as Clementine!

DIY Ironing Board Cover

A quick DIY for an ironing board cover - can be used on both the mini and maxi variety!

1. Cut 1 of cotton wadding the same shape as the ironing board. If you are using this for a real ironing board you can get insul-brite heat resistant batting.

Cut 1 of main fabric in the same shape as the ironing board plus 2 inches (4 inches for large board). 

Baste the wadding in place in the centre as shown above.

2. Clip 2 small squares out of the bottom corners as shown above. Leave half an inch seam allowance on both sides.

3. Stitch the sides of the cut out squares together.

4. Fold the edge of the main fabric over 1/4 inch twice to form a casing. Stitch the casing down at the edges as shown above - leaving an opening at the centre front of the main fabric.

5. Cut out elastic for your casing - this can be from 1/8 - 1/4 inch in width. If you are making a larger cover you can expand the casing to 1/2 inch wide and use a thicker and stronger elastic. Thread the elastic through the casing and tighten till it hugs the board well. Cut to size if necessary and stitch the ends together. Finish off the casing once the elastic is inside by stitching the opening shut. 

All done and ready for action!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Retro Butterwick B5748

Retro Butterwick B5748


The 'Thouraya' Dress

When I was younger I was told my name meant a constellation of stars which was pretty awesome and the interweb confirms it means 'stars and planets'. So I thought I could aptly name this dress after myself when I found this amazing constellation fabric!

I was also lucky enough to have a wonderful pattern on hand. I made a dress for a friend who is getting married and wanted a dress the same as her bridesmaids! It is a lovely dress made from a gorgeous liberty print that I will share soon...and since I fell in love with the pattern I made one for me too!

I love the shape of the back and I must say it passes the twirl test with flying colours!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Amelie is SIX!

This week our darling Amelie turned 6!

I thought I would be really tricky and sneak in overnight and put her new Briar Rose Quilt on her bed so that when she woke up on her birthday morning she would get a surprise.


I even slipped a new pillowcase under her head...and she woke up, raced out of bed looking for presents...so I sent her straight back! Once she realised she was excited!

Thanks to Nicole at Frontier Dreams for giving me the idea to make a pillowcase to match her quilt - turns out the scraps I stitched were the perfect size for a pillowcase!

Dressed up as Elisabat for her Monster High Party! 

Elsa with Elsa!

She was so excited that this Elsa costume was for her - I needed to test the arms and she thought it was for my shop!

She has had a lovely couple of days and is so excited to be 6!

I always love to see how much the little ones have grown so I put together this series of photos of Amelie through the years....from 0-6!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Frozen Elsa Costume

A little preview of Amelie's Elsa costume!

She will be getting this for her birthday in a weeks time so SHHH....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vintage Sheet Quilts

This week I had a customer request for two vintage sheet quilts which gave me the chance to finish some quilt tops I created a little while ago...alright lets be honest it was over a year ago now!

Check them out HERE and HERE!

I used some of my favourite vintage sheets for the backing and gingham for the binding!

I quilted one with lines and squares and the other with a zig zag like Amelie's quilt.

They are now all packaged up and on the way to their new home!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amelie and Atticus Super Sale!


We are having a SUPER SALE!

Otherwise known as...CAPES FOR CANADA!

We are having a big tree change soon from Australia to Canada and in preparation we are clearing out all our stock and I will be sewing up as much as I can to raise some much need funds! 

All ready-made items in the shop are discounted - with nothing over $29!

Head on over to the SHOP to bag a bargain and help us to start this new chapter of our lives!

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