Category Archives: Gifts and Sewing Galore

Place to document the stuff I make and give.

Xmas Sewing 2016

A quick scroll through my photo albums, shows that I have been particularly slack with documenting my sewing for the last few months.  Those that know me, would understand that this has been because I was diagnosed late last year … Continue reading

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Barter clothing

I am a big believer in bartering skills.  I am quite happy to pay for a service, but its nice when someone values my skills, as much as I value theirs, and is willing to swap. I had a quilting … Continue reading

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Animal Quilt – baby gift quilt

This is a gift for a work colleague, who is pregnant with her third child. The panel was a purchase from my local Spotlight (Aussie equivalent to Joanne’s) not the best quality, and slightly off grain, but cute. My standard … Continue reading

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A weekend of black ………

I don’t sew a lot of black things ……  Its hard to see, requiring frequent stops to rest my eyes.  And sewing black requires the overlocker (and coverstitch) to be rethreaded, something I find tiresome and avoid at all costs. … Continue reading

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Vintage Sewing and pretty fabric

I love sewing with luxurious fabrics ….. silk, satin, chiffon, organza and lace. They aren’t easy fabrics to sew with, more of a challenge. But, sewing in adult proportions is an exercise in $$$$$. My daughters yr 10 graduation dress … Continue reading

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The Walk Away Dress

When I began my sewing journey, it was primarily because of my daughter. She was a long skinny baby, and rapidly grew into a long skinny toddler. I found that to get clothes that fit her, I either had things … Continue reading

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Upcycling an unattractive dress

I made this shift dress a couple of years ago. It was just as these dresses were appearing in the fashion world, and they fast became the “in thing” for the plus sized woman. I found the linen at Lincraft, … Continue reading

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Xmas Gifts – 2015

Steel yourselves everyone …. this is going to be a big post. Last weekend, I finished the last of my xmas craft. This batch is specifically for my work friends. These people I value more than anything, because we are … Continue reading

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A quilt with a weird name …….

I bought this range of fabrics from a lady who was selling off her stash. She had purchased the stock from a closing down quilt shop, but realised the reality of maintaining an online shop just developed into more than … Continue reading

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Heartfelt apology to my overlocker

I am the first to admit, that I expect a lot from my toys, and I don’t look after them anywhere near as much as I should. My poor overlocker, is run ragged, cleaned only when I have to, often … Continue reading

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