Monday, May 31, 2010

One per Month - May

Without revealing too much, here is a sneak peek of the apron I made for the Great Apron Swap.  As mentioned in my last post, I adapted the pattern from Amy Butler's In Stitches, turning the half apron into a full apron. 

I used some cherished and very gorgeous Heather Bailey Nicey Jane (Hello Roses, olive) fabric I purchased awhile back.  When I set to thinking about making an apron, this fabric just seemed to fit exactly the style of apron I wanted to make. 

Beautiful and functional - my kind of sewing!!

I will definately be sharing some more photo's of the apron once it has finished winging it's way over to Sweden and made it safely into the hands of Julie, my dear swap partner :))

Thanks Sarah for hosting this swap! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alive and kicking

Just stopping buy to assure you I haven't drop of the face of the blogosphere! 

Plenty of creating has been going on in these here parts, but as the weather has been absolutely abysmal here in Sydney no photo's have been taken of said created objects.

I managed to complete another month of the One per Month challenge.  This time tying it in nicely with The Great Apron Swap 2010 which I am participating in.  I used the Short Pleated Apron pattern from Amy Butler's In Stitches.   As per usual I added and adapted, but found the pattern very easy and accurate!!

Here's hoping for at least alittle sunshine tomorrow so I can get some photo's posted, of the apron and some other crafty goodness - finger's crossed xx

Monday, May 10, 2010

A little bit of shamless self promotion!!

So, how long has it been since you've stopped by ??  If it's been awhile, or even never, you really should do yourself a favour and pop on over.

It's a one stop shop for blog tutorials of all sorts of crafty things. 

Like this gorgeous vintage lace trim pattern I've been working on............... 

...........or even the On-the-Go Art Satchel tutorial!!! 

Yes, that's right, Kathreen featured my Art Satchel tutorial on Saturday.  How cool is that?

So, if you're in need of a little inspiration and want somewhere you can quickly find some, do yourself a favour and head straight on over to

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space......

is all about Mother's Day at the moment.  As per my usual modus operandi (read: leave everything until the last minute), I gave Mother's Day nary a thought until yesterday morning.  As I was a very bad daughter in law last month and failed to give my mother in law anything for her birthday (tut tut I hear you say) I thought I best make up for it big time this Mother's Day.
While flicking through the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (have you seen the crochet blanket and pillows on the cover!!!!!) I came across a section about Mother's Day gifts to make, including bath salts and scented bath balls (see jars above).  The recipes were simple enough for Misses A & B to get involved with and they turned out really well.  I still have to add a pretty bow with a 'directions for use' tag to each jar, but all in all simple, quick and pretty.

The gem flower pot is a fantastic idea I stumbled upon last night via The Crafty Crow while I was looking for a quick and easy Mother's Day craft to share with the kids at Playgroup today.  Again, this is a simple, quick little craft activity which Miss A and Miss B eagerly helped me with, with spectacular results!!  Tomorrow I will pot up afew of my MIL's favourites, some Zinnia's, to finish it off. 
Come Mother's Day she'll be stoked I reckon.

And I am hoping to whip up a couple of these Poochie Bags before Sunday too.  Anyone would think I enjoy stress and tight deadlines............................

Also in my creative space, this morning I guided fifteen children aged four and under through the joys of creating handmade pressies for mum.  Patty pan flowers and 'patchwork' lovehearts were the order of the day!  Miss B did an absolutely fantastic job on her's and Miss A got in on the action after school. 

And guess who will be reading at the Mother's Day mass at school tomorrow?????  She sure is doing a good job of making her mother proud !! 

To see what other's have been getting up to in their creative spaces this week, head on over to the ever inspiring Kootoyoo