Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Shield Appeal - quick crochet project

I just made this little cutie. I love a project I can complete in one night.


It is part of the Salvation Army's latest fundraising drive. If you'd like the pattern, make sure you go to the Salvo's webpage and make a donation!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pillow case tops

I've been mucking around with pillowcases from thrift/op shops lately. My fascination with pillowcases partly comes from the fact that they are normally one of the cheapest items in the shops and so make for cheap fabric while I'm working out my sewing skills. Also, I've been using them because I'm really keen to reduce my own waste by buying and using recycled goods.  Sewing and crafts can actually be very wasteful hobbies when you think about it -so I'm trying to do my bit. Here's two of my creations. I finished them early Saturday and wore each of them for a day this weekend.

What do you think? Can I get away with these in public?

I have to credit these sources for providing guidence/ideas/inspiration:



little green dresses by Tina Sparkles


Monday, August 22, 2011

My other creations :)

Making a lot of earrings at the moment...next I think I'll have a go at rings!

These photos aren't great but you get the idea.

Byron Bay!

Here's some quick pics of a weekend spent in Byron and Northern New South Wales.

Down at the beach.



On the way to Alstonville...


The Rous bonfire - the annual fundraising event for the Rous school. We were about a kilometer from it when we started to see the light. I thought they'd accidently set the whole school on fire. It was huge! The photos don't to it justice.

What I've been up to...

Craft has occupied a lot fo my spare time at the moment. I haven't had a lot of it...but I've spent the time I do have making things with my own hands.

I've almost finished the Crepe dress from Colette patterns!



I've also been making earrings - here's my latest effort - yellow roses!



I've been cooking mexican and my own version of a Vietnames salad (with pumpkin - yum!).




I've learnt to crochet....I'm working on two blankets at the moment. Here's a sneak preview of one.