Saturday, 6 February 2016

Birthday Gifts

Hi everyone

Well I finally got a long-awaited chance to get to my sewing machine
I was desperate
Doesn't matter that we spent months planning and researching.  I had to complete these projects today.  Life, family, end of year festivities got in the way.

So here is a gift bag, already filled with gifts, I made for our granddaughters 3rd birthday

Can you guess her favourite colour? ;-)

Please don't look too closely at the stitching.  I was having a few tension issues and rushed to finish it
I used a Spoonful of Sugar's Drawstring Pouch tutorial as a guideline, just adjusted the sizing.
The embroidery pattern is from Bunnycup Embroidery

And here is the big tah-dah!!!!

Hubby did the poles and rope and I did the sewing for it and D3 did the decorating
A wonderful joint effort.
Pattern & tutorial was from here

And she loves it!!!!
GD1 was so thrilled, she spent the night in there :-)

Have a wonderful day

Monday, 1 February 2016

Apple Pie again

I loved the first Apple Pie Bonnet so much I just had to make another one

Details here
Yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply in Frost & Nundle Woollen Mills Chaffey 4ply

I teamed it with Suspension Bridge Bootees - a free pattern by a very creative crafter who I admire - Mary Jane Thompson 

And the set is available is available in my Madeit store - Made For Little Ones

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Apple Pie Bonnet

Thought I would share this super cute and deceptively simple little bonnet I made

and I made a set of booties to match

Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply (Cream)
& Shepherd Baby Wool Merino 4ply (Teal Blue)

Have a great day

Friday, 18 December 2015

A quick update

As most people are probably as busy as I am at this time of year, I will just make this a quick update.  Can't show everything, just in case ;-)

A little top/dress for GD2 to match her beautiful blue eyes :-)
Pattern - Bendigo Woollen Mills PT 8416 (Inspiring name - not)
Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton
Details here

Again for GD2
Pattern - Olearia by Tiki
Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton

A little sewing too

This set is for GD1 :-)
She did manage to score a few other skirts before gifting - hahaha (pattern is from various sources on the net including Threading My Way)

I made the hair clips too to finish off the set

Are you all ready for the festivities?
We celebrate on Sunday to make it easier with all their families they have to visit

Grandchildren make it so much fun
I have been enjoying singing "Rudolph" and "Santa Claus is coming to town" etc

Hope you all have those who are near and dear to you to visit and share time with
And for those who are so far away :-( send a lot of cyber love 
(I have three in this category and miss them like crazy)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Aussie Baby Blanket

An update on the ripple baby blanket I was making.

I was originally planning to take my time with this blanket.  Think about the family and baby it was being made for, who are overseas.  Lots of love and cuddles being put into each stitch.

But due to unforeseen circumstances, I was given 24 hours notice that they were having to make a quick trip to Australia for only a few days.

So my fingers, arms and brain went into overdrive.  If I could get it finished, it would save me postage (about $50) and stress, worrying that this special gift would make it to its destination.

So 48 hours later and totally exhausted ......

My details here on Ravelry

Washed out look.  Sorry no sunshine photos

Note my "Made with love from Grandma" ;-)

So lucky that this is an almost brainless project
Pattern is from Meetmeatmike's
And is called Cheery Wave Ripple

Yarn used, is of course, Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton. (Link in side panel)
In the shades of Kiwi, Latte, and Daffodil

Hope your having a great day