Sunday, March 27, 2011

And the winner is.....

Congrats Clare! Please email me your address and I'll get your headband in the mail for you.
Thanks so much for your support ladies! You're all lovely!

To jump or not to jump.....

that is the question!
 I'm thinking about buying a jolly jumper for my almost 4 month old little cherub. These past few days I have been carrying my little girl on my hip all day long...and when she does sleep I quickly dash to do a bit of housework. Here is my current dilemma: 'baby on hip' + housework = no craft time. And man, that is just wrong!! Now I'm thinking more along the lines of, 'baby in jolly jumper attached to my sewing room door' = craft time. It sounds like a match made in heaven.  I'm just wondering though, will it cure her miseration? I play with her, sing songs to her, she lies and plays on her play mat under the mobile, and she has tummy time...but really, none of these last very long. She's happiest in her mommy's arms. 
So what are your thoughts on a jolly jumper? Do you think they're a good idea? Have you ever had one, and did your baby love it? Or do you think my little girl just needs a lot of cuddles at the moment and everything else should take a back seat for now? 


PS: I've just googled images of babies in their jolly jumpers, and those babies all look really happy - hee hee!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hello there

Hello everybody. Just peeking in to say hi. Thanks so much for sticking around. When I post this, I am actually expecting to receive an automated message from Blogger saying "Sorry, you have lost ALL your followers due to not blogging  for over a year".  I can't believe it been more than a year since my last blog. So much has happened.... We built and moved into a new house (with my own sewing/craft room, might I add).We were blessed with another sweet little girl, Kirsten on the 7th of December. And my big little girl started Prep this year.
I had stopped blogging and selling because I wasn't entirely sure of which direction I wanted to go with regards to sewing and crafting. I am feeling so happy now about what I'm doing at the moment. I've been fiddling around with felt and  I've also been making felt and fabric hairclips and headbands, which I am really enjoying!

To say thanks, for still being here and for those who have recently joined, I am having a little giveaway. Please leave a comment to get a chance to win this gorgeous denim headband with polka dot fabric flower, shown above - lovingly handmade by yours truly!

Until next time....

Monday, March 22, 2010

A winter skirt

I've just finished making this corduroy A-line skirt. I've had the idea in my head for ages, so I'm so glad I finally made it. I'll be making a few more in smaller sizes. I seem to be in a bit of a slump lately, not knowing what I really want to be making to sell.'ll day!

My very tall 4 year old daughter

Hope you're all having a super day!
Cheers, Raewyn

Monday, March 15, 2010


I think my box of embroidery floss fell into the recycling box and now it's GONE! We have a cardboard box that we put all of our recycling into before throwing into the big bin, and I keep all my odds and ends neatly packed on the table next to the recycling box. I could scream....I'm going to scream.....wait for it.......AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Okay, I suppose it's not too bad. Nobody died, it's only embroidery floss. I'll just have to go to Spotlight tomorrow and buy some more. Makes me wonder what else I've lost thanks to the recycling box.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week. So happy the rain has stopped so we could start building our house. Yippeeee!
Cheers, Raewyn

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Quick box corner fix-up

Don't you just hate it when a box's lid breaks in the corners? I HATE it! It can be a sentimental box or even just a puzzle or games box.
Well, here's my quick box corner fix up...

I love this box. A friend gave me a set of two and I just LOVE them! I keep lots of crafty odds and ends in here, but this lid has really been grating me lately.

So...I grabbed some glue, a small piece of twill tape (you can use anything really) and a button..
....And box lid corner is fixed. I love it!


The button goes nicely on this box but you could add a little fabric flower or whatever will go with your box.
Cheers, hope you all have a super week!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How to make a fabric flower/brooch Tutorial

Somebody on the ilovestitches fb page asked me how to make these fabric flowers. How nice...I don't really have people asking me how to make stuff, so I'm rather chuffed to be able to be of some use. Here it is:
What you'll need:
scraps of fabric,
a needle and thread,
and a glue gun

1. Cut a strip of fabric (mine is about 3cm x 60cm, but you can make it whatever length or width you like) I've done a straight one and a scalloped one, just so you can see.
2. Cut two felt circles (one big, one small)

3. Do a rough stitch all the way across the length of the fabric. The stitches don't have to be even or the same length or anything. Make sure you've secured the thread at the start of your stitching, by knotting the thread or just stitching over the first stitch a few times. Stitch all the way to the end of your strip of fabric.

4. Pull the thread until you can't put it anymore, just don't break it - that'll amount to some major frustration.

5. Once you've done that...on the wrong side of the fabric, thread the needle through anywhere (have a look above) and do a few stitches to secure the thread and make sure it won't come loose - because could lead to frustration if that happens. (I can get so frustrated with stuff that I'll end up giving up on the project I'm busy with)

6. Stitch your fabric like above, to join the ends.

Putting it together:
Stitch your button onto the small circle,
glue the fabric flower onto the larger circle,
and then glue the small circle onto the fabric flower....

And....voila....a fabric flower!
Add a brooch pin to the back to make a brooch if you like, or attach it to a headband, or a bag. You could make some smaller ones and make little hair clips.
This should only take you about 10 minutes tops to make, if you don't get interrupted. And if you don't have a glue gun, go buy one. It's a great investment, you use it for so much (I think they only cost about $4 at the cheappy store)

Here's my ill little girl with the one on her headband. Mmmm....The pic does look a bit odd doesn't it? That's because I told her to put her head at an angle so I could balance the fabric flower on the headband so I could get a shot of it. I didn't glue it down because she wanted another one I had made on there.

So that's that then. If you have any questions, you're welcome to email me.
Hope you all have a fab weekend!