Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Capelle



Definition: A collection of capes

New capes pictured will be listed in my shop this week!

Friday, April 29, 2011

4th Wedding Anniversary Photo

21 April 2011

More Little Ponyo Costumes



Today I finished two Ponyo costumes and they have headed out into the world - one to Italy and the other to America...if only I could tag along!

One of them was a replacement for one that has been lost in the post...I only hope that there is a postie child out there who loves Ponyo!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

An Inspiring Easter Part 1

Sally Mann



Little Bits of Inspiration Daily

Thursday, April 21, 2011

21 April 2011



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Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary Andy


Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Blooming Around Here

I've been making some bloomers for orders I have recieved...


These first two are for twin boys for their Christening on Easter Sunday!




And the polka dot pair are to match the name quilt I made HERE.


Once I return to the machine after Easter I will be making a run of bloomers for my shop!


Hurrah the bloomers are back!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And the winner is...


No. 42

This time I used a much simpler method of random.org....from 1-42 it picked 42...how odd...it's never picked the last one before! So congratulations to:

mihaela

Who Dreams...

...about myself and my family and more traveling/spending time with my husband.

I will be in touch this week!

And thanks to everyone who answered I loved reading about everyone's hopes and dreams....I think my next giveaway will be when I get to 200 followers! Thanks to everyone for stoping by!

Sneak Peek


This is one of three capes I made today...and my latest favourite!

I am hoping for great light and willing models to get them all properly photographed...that may take awhile!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Small Joys for Japan


To Japan with Love





This week I finished my softies for Japan...the Joan doll (top) was made from the Poppy Doll pattern, using a head I had previously created and had been waiting for a new body!

The Woodland Fox was made as a pattern test for the lovely pepper stitches.

Today they both made the journey in the cold and the rain to Calico and Ivy to prepare for their longer journey to Japan. I was glad to be able to do 'something' no matter how small and I hope the new owners love them.

If you want to donate any soft toys, handmade or not head HERE for the details.

I wish I could have donated more...as I always do when softies for mirabel rolls around and I never have time! So I am thinking of building a collection so I have some ready to go in future!

See when Joan was just a head HERE and what happened to her previous body!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bat Hat

When I found this pattern for an easy knit bat hat I was very excited:

'WOW....the girls are going to love this' - I couldn't wait to make it...so I finally got my knitting needles out...

That was a few weeks ago now and I have been waiting to share it with you...but...

Amelie would not go near it and she got scared if I put it on...so I waited and waited...


Clementine was also not having a bar of it:


So I have resorted to a dodgy self-portrait...


I apologise...but look at the awesome hat!

You appreciate it right?

So now it's fate is to go away until a worthy child can take up the bat hat!

PS I will draw the giveaway on Sunday so you have a few more days if you want to enter....sorry about the delay but I have loved reading everyone's responses!

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Cape Action


Guess who is a month away from 1?


Yep it's me!


This is my latest cape:


Made with some awesome cotton lining I found on the tessuti remnant table!


It is up in the shop now!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Present Sewing

Some little presents I made for Willow's 3rd Birthday:

Cotton Chenille Circle Skirt for Twirling

Or wearing as a top!

Belle and Boo Hair Pins



and Cotton Chenille Pants

WARNING...this set is not to be worn together unless you have as much 'cool' as Amelie clearly does!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Swap


17 Little Fat Quarters...all ready for new homes in the Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Swap...I do not envy those who cut them for a living!

More Evidence Against My Cake Decoration Skills...

In her Birthday Dress...

...she also loved her Alice Dress...and Coraline!

Her Ginger Snap 'Cake' (her favourite character from Strawberry Shortcake)

It's a modern 2 story house with seasonal accessories, currently sporting autumn leaves! Alright it WAS but I ate them!

Cupcakes for sharing...

It was a very productive day in the kitchen but not too much got done in the workroom...something I will rectify this weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Creative Space - Happy 3rd Birthday Amelie


7 April 2008

7 April 2009

7 April 2010

7 April 2011

In my creative space today I foresee some mini-cupcakes and a Ginger Snap birthday cake...

...and some Softies for Japan!

AND if you come back tomorrow you can see the finished products...promise!

Wander around some more creative spaces HERE!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party

Amelie and Willow's Strawberry Shortcake 3rd Birthday Party

I was gone! Did you miss me? I was away photographing a wedding and celebrating some birthdays...


Amelie opens up her present - a Strawberry Shortcake Costume and Sunglasses (just like in her favourite story Strawberry Shortcake at the Beach)...guess who thought they were going to the beach?!?

Willow's Strawberry Shortcake made by her talented mother Katrina!


The First Layer of the Strawberry Shortcake


All finished...to make this cake all you need is 2 packets of butter cake mix (or any flavour)...thickened cream for whipping and a punnet of strawberries halved...save one for the top! Simple, authentic and yummy!


The final look...topped with mini characters from the 80's and Katrina's beautiful writing!


Blueberry with her muffins!


Ginger Snap with her Gingerbread Biscuits...I think here might be the appropriate place to mention that while I can bake tasty things I can never seem to decorate them beautifully...it's just one of those skills that went missing...


Another example of this are the cake pops I made...here is the best one...the rest are there at the end of the table...they were meant to look like chocolate covered strawberries but went horribly wrong...and most people steered clear of them! But the one above was so yummy I am determined to conquer them...next time starting with cake balls...and perhaps NOT over heating the chocolate to dip them in!


I made these pom-poms from Martha Stewart...so cheap, easy and effective!




There were party games...


Sneaking...can you spot the Peculiar Purple Pie Man?


Jelly eating contest...no hands!


Musical chairs...with Strawberries...





Pinata Action


Come on bat...lets crack this thing!

and pin the Strawberry on Strawberry Shortcake!

It was all too much for little Apple Dumpling!


Getting ready to blow the candles out! Touch the cake and die!


Amelie was a little embarrased and decided to hide while everyone was singing Happy Birthday!


The girls had a great day and it was so much fun to plan and create this party...thanks to Trine and Steve for sharing Willow's special day with Amelie and all your hard work!


And thanks to everyone for came and shared the day with the girls!


Everything for the party was handmade and came together easily and with minimum cost!

Stay tuned for Clementine's Alice Tea Party in May for her first birthday!

Interesting Tales....




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