Thursday, May 29, 2008


I know I have been slack with the blogging this week. You see I have been nesting. Now this may make you leap to the conclusion that I'm having a baby, but I'm not. Instead we are going through the process of Permanent Placement (which is kind of like adoption). So........ this is the most WEIRD thing to go through, because you want to get everything ready for your new child but you can't because you may not be accepted. So I have been de-cluttering the spare room (just incase) and if we are not successful it is a job well done.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Funky Hand Towels

I went to my favourite store today. SPOTLIGHT! I found this funky beach towel for $10.00 and turned it into six, yes six hand towels for the main bathroom. I wanted something a little different (a bit like me really) LOL. I love them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Enter this giveaway

My friend Dee has a GREAT giveaway on her blog. I would like to say DON'T enter it as I want more chance to win (LOL).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My new heading

Wow!!!! What a cool title. I just thought I would take a look at my blog because my friend Dee helped me with the new layout. You see I am a novice and even though Dee is modest about her blogging talents, I think she is amazing. Now I know I'm right. Look at my heading. A lovely suprise. Thank you so much Dee. Please check out her really cool blog that shows all her other talents.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


There is a little story behind these pyjama pants. I went to Spotlight to get some cotton for these p.j.'s. Unfortunately there was none on special, so I used my bargin hunting instints and went upstairs to check out the curtain fabric. Look what I found. Unlined cotton for $2.00 per metre. I think they are really pretty.
To make some yourself, take an old pair of p.j.'s and cut them up to make a templete. I then cut around them leaving a seam allowance.
I used some old p.j.'s for the cuffs and waistband and of course some ric rac trim.
I have another pair as well but they are in the wash so I will post them later.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homemade Laundry Powder

So I ran out of Laundry powder today. I use to make my own laundry goop but I found another recipe to try.


Grate 1 bar pure soap (eg. sunlight, preservene or similar)

Then put in chopping blade and add

1/3 box washing crystals

1/3 box baking soda

Mix together and it should look like above. Add 1 heaped tablespoon per wash.

My friend Dee has another laundry recipe on her blog, so check it out by clicking on the title of this blog.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Shabby Chic Girly Lamp

Miss J broke her lamp, so I recovered it in a variety of materials. Excuse the pins holding it onto the frame as I haven't quite figured out how to join it yet. I am going to make Miss J a matching quilted throw in these same materials. Miss J loves it.

If you want to make one like this just sew together different width strips of material until you have enough to go around your existing lamp. Sew it on (I used my sewing machine) and add embellishments. Then pin it to your frame ;).

Monday, May 12, 2008

Funky Dog Coats

These two doggies are best friends and quite smartly dressed if I may say so.
The red head is my dog Simba and the beautiful Angel is my friends.
I made these little coats out of polar fleece and they were quick and easy.
I used a pattern in the Get Creative Magazine Vol 1 issue 9.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Trade me material win

I am in material heaven.
I won all this material on Trade me (on line auction) for $1.00, and pick up was just down the road.
I think the lemon and strawberry material will be aprons and there's some flannelette for p.j's. YEY!!!!

So, so excited. So much to make, so little time.

Inside a Black Apple inspired dolls

These are the matching dolls to go with the bibs. Emily from 'Inside a black apple' makes incredible stuff and these were shown on the Martha show. Emily hand paints the faces on her dolls and they are exquisite. Click on the title for the link to Emily's blog site then go to the Martha link.


These are my homemade bibs made from the tutorial on my friend Dee's blog.

The first bibs are made from left overs from Miss J's curtains. I made some matching dolls to go with them for my friends twins birthday.
The second lot are from my husbands t-shirts.
Thats what I call recycling.

Little bunny

Another Easter pressie for my little nephew. It was so much fun to do. If you want the instructions click on the title.

Knitted Kids Egg Cozies

I knitted up these cute egg cozies for Easter. I used the pattern from Zakkalife (thanks) and adapted it to make different animals. I also knitted a pig. (I loovvveee pigs)
Click on the title and it will take you to the link.

Knitted finger puppets

Here are some really cute and easy finger puppets to knit. I made up the little barn myself as a storage bag for them. I have now made these a few times as gifts as the kids have always loved them. If you want the finger puppet pattern click on the title.