Friday, January 30, 2015

A Weekend In Sydney

Last weekend my husband and I flew up to Sydney. I used to live in Sydney when I was a kid back in the 1980s but I haven't visited very often since so it was really fun to play tourist again and enjoy the Harbour in the summer sunshine.

View from the Manly Ferry

We went up to visit some of my husband's work friends, and used it as a chance to sneak in a little mini holiday for ourselves.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How To Choose Fabric

I've had lots people ask me about how I put together fabric combinations and choose my fabric for different projects. A few of very lovely people (Hi Fiona! Hi Mum!) tell me I have a knack for putting fabric together, which is a lovely compliment! So I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks I have for choosing fabric combinations that look great together.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nautical Metallic Open Wide Zip Pouch

Metallic highlights in fabric is really on trend at the moment and I have to say, I love it!

I found this anchor print at Spotlight last year, and Angie from Gnome Angel kindly sent me a few off cuts of this gold denim. I've never seen it at my local store, but anything good sells out quick and you have to be lucky sometimes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Upcycling Inspiration for Kid's Clothes Week

The next Kid's Clothes Week is happening in a few weeks (February 2-8)  and I haven't sewn along for a very long time, but I really love the theme of the next round - UPCYCLED.

Here is a quick round up of a few fun upcycling projects I have done and some tutorials that will work perfectly with this theme and get you ready for KCW.

Upcycled Baby Blankets to T-shirts - I put together this quick tutorial last year sharing how to maximise the fabric in your old jersey baby blankets to make tees for your kids. I bet you have lots of these blankets at home, but if not you can often pick them up cheaply at the thrift store.

Look how little my baby girl is in this picture! She has grown up so much! *sobs*

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