Tuesday, 13 January 2009

I sew, I really do (2)...

The gorgeous Robbie modelling a new outfit

You may not believe me given the lack of evidence posted in recent times here on this blog. But I do sew, I really do. I admit things have slowed down a little over the Christmas/summer period but my list of ideas is growing. Does a list and a sketch book count as actual sewing/craft? I think it does...


And when I have made things I have failed to capture them on the camera. We made a lovely tea cosy from this book for our Big Nana and I sewed gifts for the beautiful new babies Belle and Robbie.


I have added a few more fabrics to the growing collection and found some great craft bargains at the op shop in the lead up to Christmas. Bags of wool for 2.00 and embroidery thread all neatly bound on card for 2.00 and a huge bag of leather for 5.00


And now my little Minnie is ready to go with her very own sewing machine. I had a toy a sewing machine as a child and I loved it (its still at my parents house). So for the big 3rd birthday Minnie received her very own vintage Vulcan Countess. I have cleverly left the needle out for now. So far Minnie has 'sewn' silkies (security blankets) for her toys, a hat for her bears and some bibs for our friend Jude. Of course these are all little bits of fabric that she zooms through her machine and come out looking very much like little bits of fabric. Very cute.

Whats on your crafting list for 2009? My top 5 are; sewing some new clothes for Minnie, making dresses for the shop, hemming the curtains in 2 bedrooms (I think 4 weeks is enough time for them to drop), cushion covers, and other new exciting things for the shop. I think Minnie is working on a quilt...

7 comments:

cindy said...

So funny, I seem to be saying the same thing - I really do sew. I think it is just the time of year.
The onsie is just gorgeous too.

CurlyPops said...

That little sewing machine is so sweet!
I can't wait to see more of Minnie's fabulous and imaginative creations.

Poppy and Mei said...

Oh! Is it wrong to steal from a 3 year old? Yeah...ok...XXxx

Jessica said...

That little sewing machine for Minnie is great!

Michelle said...

That sewing machine is super cute!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

cute machine, not plastic, I like it! I've a huge list, I feel I'm losing intrest, but that could be that I'm full-time with little P till she starts Kindy in 2 weeks.

potty mouth mama said...

Little RObbie is soooooo soooo cute, he brought a little tear to my eye (or maybe that was dust). I love Minnie's sewing machine, that is so cool - I can't wait to see her teeny tiny stitching!