Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello Monday - Bloom

Goodness, time does fly when you're having fun. I wont bore you with the details of our school holiday mayhem. Now to get back into the swing of rambling on in this happy place.

Everything is blooming around here with our crazy mild winter and beautiful days. Time to get cracking in the garden!

I'm hoping to have a fun and easy peasy DIY tutorial this week, for now I leave you with some pictures from the garden.

Happy week all!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Happy birthday my sweet girl! You are brilliant, brave, kind, amazing, funny, and so creative. You are my heart, my light, my love. You are a rock star!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I've come down with a bit of cold, so yesterday in my disoriented state I decided Pony Girl needed a 70's style Boho dress, so I made one, as you do. I just grabbed an old curtain panel and a bit of leftover shot cotton and whipped it up quick sticks. 

I've also decided that she should wear it with a vintage apron à la The Sound of Music. We'll see if she agrees to this.

And this wrinkled mess is a design in progress; the bodice for a dress. While I liked my original design, as you can see from my slap dash markings that many changes are coming.

Oh now this is getting tricky. I might wait until my head is clear again before tackling this further!

What are you up to?

Monday, March 9, 2015

Nice Rack!

This weekend Woodworking with Sasquatch, aka The Engineer, made me this amazing rolling clothing rack for my studio. I love it! Isn't it a beauty?

I am one lucky lady. Thank you so much darlin'!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Flickr Friday - from way back

I was looking through my Flickr account today and came across this pic from the first year I started blogging. I loved making this dress. Oh look at those curls!

Happy weekend all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Random Acts of Sewing

On any given day there are a lot of projects waiting to be started, to be worked on, to be finished... and of course there's always laundry. 

There are some days however, that one must shoo away all those projects and to-dos buzzing around one's head and just commit random acts of sewing. Yesterday was just such a day. Something simple and happy, something that can be completed in the better part of a morning, and something useful as well. Yes, that was just the ticket!

I asked my girl to choose some fabric before she left for school then broke out some tried and true patterns that I have altered, adjusted, and sized up many times. I was able to give my new fancy steam iron a good work out and I must say it did a bang up job. (Last week my old trusty iron had a run in with some nasty synthetics and I'm not naming names, but it wasn't me... the end result was a new iron had to be acquired)

I spent some lovely hours happily stitching away, it did me a world of good I tell you! Nothing difficult or tricky, no doubts or maths involved, just familiar lines curving and meeting in a most satisfying way.

This morning my girl donned her new duds and blew kisses to me from the school bus window.

Well, I'm off - the laundry awaits!