27 December 2009


Design: My Design
A set of 8 placemats.

24 December 2009

Christmas Table Runner

Image Designs: My Mum
Pattern: Friends for Christmas by Sally Gibbon in Australian Homespun Magazine No.62
The images are my Mum's designs, incorporated into a table runner pattern.

Embroidered Drawings

Design: My 2 year old niece
Idea: Amanda Blake Soule in The Creative Family
I embroidered and framed two of my niece's drawings for her for Christmas.

23 December 2009

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Pattern: My Design
Something a bit silly... my kids as reindeers on the Christmas Tree.

15 December 2009

Poppy & her puppies

Pattern: Poppy and her Puppies by Audrey & Maude

10 December 2009

Homemade Book: At the Park

Project: A homemade book about my kids at the park
Another book. This book features the kids and their favourite toys at the park. Each page is laminated and has a simple sentence or two, describing what is happening in the photo.

See other homemade books...

03 December 2009

Recycled: Musical Shakers

Recycled: A vaccum cleaner hose
Into: Musical shakers

01 December 2009

26 November 2009

Birthday Bunting

Pattern: My Design
A birthday bunting for my husband and for all my family's future birthdays.... the start of a new family tradition.

15 November 2009

Refashion: Man's Suit

Refashioned: A man's grey suit (a 50 cent by from the Op Shop)
Into: A funked up suit for my husband
Tutorial: Thread Sketching by Clutterpunk

14 November 2009

Gift Wallets

Pattern: My Design
I made these gift wallets to hold a gift voucher and cash, given as presents. Not my most favourite present so I felt better to add a little bit of homemade!

12 November 2009

Sorting Game

Project: Sorting Game
A different version of the Dinosaur Sorting Game. This version uses shapes instead of dinosaurs.

07 November 2009

01 November 2009

Animal Dress Ups

Pattern: Simplicity 5982
Tails: My Design
Event: A jungle animal dress up birthday party

29 October 2009

Shoulder Bag and Snap Frame Purse

Bag Pattern: Make Up Purse from Nicole Mallalieu
Purse Pattern: 90mm Snap Purse from Nicole Mallalieu
I enlarged the Make Up Purse pattern and added handles to make a basic bag for my 5 year old niece.

24 October 2009

Refashion: Top

Refashioned: A sleeveless top
Into: A tunic for me
Tutorial: Thread Sketching by Clutterpunk


15 October 2009

Dinosaur Sorting Game

Project: Sorting Game
I made a game board to use with a set of dinosaur counters. On one side are white pictures of the six dinosaurs. This side is used to identify the different dinosaurs and sort them by type. There is also the opportunity for language development through talking about the different dinosaurs and describing their individual features. On the other side are coloured dinosaur footprints. This side is used to sort the dinosaurs into the different colours. This side will also help with colour identification and recognition.

10 October 2009

Multi tasker

Project: Multi tasker with Kootoyoo

28 September 2009

Crown and Cape

Crown Tutorial: My Design
Cape Tutorial: Superhero Cape by Puking Pastilles

17 September 2009

Redwork Quilt Square

Project: The Quilt Project
My contribution to the project was to stitch an image of my family on my quilt square. The idea came from a family photo that I traced to get the design.

14 September 2009

Sock Owl Mobile

Pattern: Owl Mobile by Craft Schmaft
(made as pattern test)