Tuesday, 18 November 2008

are you a sewing machine?

I've decided it's time to get my very own sewing machine but with so many options out there I have no idea where to begin. I don't want anything too fancy or complicated just something that will get the job done (I'm seeing lots more sewing in the future!). I've used Mum's Janome so I'm thinking that's a starting point but any advice you may have will be very happily taken on board. 

PS: How cute is this t-shirt? It's available from here.

Monday, 17 November 2008

warm and fuzzy

I am constantly amazed at the generosity of the crafty gals in blog-land. A little while ago I signed up for a Pay It Forward on Big Cat's blog and to my surprise and delight, a special package was waiting when I got home yesterday. Wrapped ever-so-lovely, it comprised of a gorgeous hand-made hook roll (complete with knitting gauge, hook and knitter's needles), some very well co-ordinated wool, a knitting and yarn edition of Get Creative magazine, and some very cute "Tea Time" tape. It's amazing how well someone I've only met in blog-land knows me! Thanks so much Cathy, it was the perfect way to end a perfect weekend.

So now it's my turn to share the love with all you lovely bloggers. If you would like to take part in a Pay It Forward just let me know in the comments section of this post. On Friday I'll randomly select one lovely blogger. The lucky person will receive a package in the mail from me within the next 365 days, and then you have another 365 days to Pay It Forward to someone else... Doesn't it make you feel all warm and fuzzy?

one finished dress

This is my very first item of clothing I have sewn! Much help was needed from my craft-master mum but it's now all finished and ready to wear. The pattern was just a cheapie from Spotlight but the beautiful Amy Butler fabric came from the delightful Lisa from Duckcloth (sneak a peek at her website featuring a new logo by yours truly). Now I just need an occasion to wear it, but with Christmas not too far away there is sure to be a shindig or two on the cards.