Thursday, 29 April 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star... Liam's favourite song, and what he started singing when he saw what I was making him.

The stars were added to the front by way of freezer paper stencil, before I sewed it together.

I did a little overlocker experiment to sew the neckband, shoulder seams and the hems. 

The pattern is Ottobre workshop 301. I did a size 98, to give Liam a little growing room.

I ran into some problems with stripes early on, but I will come back and post how I over-came that.

Friday, 23 April 2010

More Pajamas!

Another two pairs of pajamas - this time with planes and helicopters. The boys just love pointing out all the planes!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My Creative Space

This loveliness arrived in My Creative Space this morning.

I am gathering supplies for the Saturday Crafting Session that is a part of Sew It Together. Some circular needles and I think I am set! I thought it would be far easier to have a more portable craft on the go than what I am used to, and knitting seemed the obvious thing.

I am planning to knit my boys some lovely Owlet jumpers that I spied on Ravelry last year.

I faxed my order to Bendigo yesterday at noon, and it was on my doorstop at 9:30 this morning! The best part is, it is lovely Australian Wool at a very reasonable price.

Oh, and thanks Corrie for pointing me in the right direction!

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

My Creative Space - Happy Snapping!

Last week I lashed out and ordered some new dies and snaps for my snap press. I originally purchased my snap press from Snaps Australia during their big anniversary sale (they had 40% off the press and free postage). I have since purchased more resin snaps from them, but unfortunately, they don't supply metal snaps, or the lovely pearly ones that I really wanted. Luckily, I was able to source them from the Snap Store.

They arrived in the mail the other day, and I have tested it out and it works.

I was a little bit worried, when I went to put the part in for the ring die, I couldn't get it to fit whilst the top die was in. And I couldn't get the top die to fit whilst the ring die was in.... But it does this magical trick.

Phew! What a relief!

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sew It Together Badge Swap

I received my Sew It Together badge from the swap yesterday. Isn't it lovely? It was all wrapped up and tied with a bow with a couple of Columbines in there as well. I really should do that when I send swaps, it would give me a good excuse to buy bags of lollies, ha-ha-ha! Thanks Jo - I LOVE IT!
My recipient, Sue , emailed me last night to let me know that she received hers yesterday as well. Here it is all complete with Sculpey letter buttons. They were actually pretty tricky to sew onto a completed badge.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

My Creative Space

It's been a while since I played with this stuff. I used it to finish off my badge for the Sew It Together name badge swap. I hope my recipient likes it. We managed to post it this morning without destroying the entire post office.
I will do a proper reveal with the name after it's been received.

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Friday, 2 April 2010

It went zip when it moved....

...and bop when it stopped and whir when it stood still. I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will. The lyrics to Marvellous Toy were stuck in my head when I was up late last night working on my disco-bot, as were "uh, uh, uh, uh Stayin' Aliiiiiive" (thanks to Jodie) and "I was made for Loving you Baby" (well he does look a little like Paul Stanley, don't you think?). I finished him around two o'clock this afternoon.

The consensus from my last post was to keep the black stars. I also got lots of comments on his legs. The fabric for his legs is actually the same as the fabric for his arms. It's pretty awesome fabric, because it is double sided. Stars on one side and robots on the other. I got it from This and That From Japan. I did (and still do) have other plans for this fabric, but it was perfect for this project and I used so little fabric, I still can do what I originally planned.

I made his eyes using resin snaps, and because they were a fair bit bigger than what Jodie had used for hers, I went with the star eye patch instead of the original circle. One of my favourite bits is the heart on his chest panel. Also, instead of using cord, or a shoelace, I made my antennae out of some felt and piping cord that I made into rouleau.

Oh, and something really cool is that he can stand up all by himself! This was a very rewarding little project.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

My Creative Space

My Creative Space this week is occupied by the Disco-bot softie that I am making for Carolyn's March challenge. I'm a bit behind, some events over the past week or so have set me back a bit.

I'm having second thoughts about the black starry fabric. Too many stars... your thoughts?

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