Saturday, March 31, 2012

The burgle


The holiday to-do list is massive. (although I have pulled the pin on ceiling painting and am getting a nice wee man in to do if for me , funds allowing)

I was going to post it here on the blog to keep me motivated but when I looked at it, even I laughed. It was written by a crazy person. I really want to get so much done, some starts and some finishes, some toys and some new things……reality

and I have decided to tell anyone who visits in the next two weeks that we have just been burgled ! That way I don’t have to waste any of my sewing time on cleaning.

I am a freakin’ genius!

Monday, March 26, 2012



I kinda forgot about the giveaway!

So I picked two winners !



and right now I am working on the most splendiferously ridiculous To-do List for the two week holidays starting at the end of this week.

It may involve scaffolding, invisible zips and actual real life garments.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thoughts on a Friday

I mused upon a canine

They are the lucky onesdogpark1

they get to go to dog park


and sniff each other’s bums !

(Photo withheld for discretionary reasons)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

These boots were made for walking -giveaway


and walk they did.


off to a few of my favourite fabric dealers

Ballarat Patchwork

Gum Valley patchwork

Threadneedle craft Daylesford

MillRose Cottage Ballan

Drapers of Mt Macedon

GJ’s Discount fabrics

Stitch ‘n’ Patch Lilydale

If you would like your own pattern for Little Red, leave a comment, tell us about your favourite fabric dealer. Who are they? what town are they in?

Go on, do a spot of advertising on their behalf….

Share the love and support your local dealer

Monday, March 19, 2012

The iron-on fusible vinyl stuff


Choose some fabric


peel off the backing paper and place the vinyl sticky side down


Put the protective paper over the top and iron


make some weather proof bunting for outside the school library.

I love this plastic stuff ! It is beyond easy. Locally there is not a huge choice of laminated fabrics, and they tend to be kind of girly and floral, with this you can turn any fabric into laminated fabric. You can add the plastic to both sides or just one. I imagine it would be perfect for toiletry bags and suchlike as it doesn’t add much weight to the fabric, its still super flexible. Its nice and glossy but clear as clear so there is no fuzziness. As far as know, Merrilyn of Threadneedle craft has some in her online store and has been using it on bags with heaps of success.

I wonder if I could sprinkle glitter between two sheets and then iron them to each other?

(Rumour has it that the school laminator may have reached an untimely end in a similar way)

Saturday, March 17, 2012


News of my death, incarceration, or canonisation have been greatly exaggerated.

IMG_1087 cropped

I’ve just been off with the birds for a little bit

Sunday, March 11, 2012


leopold again by ric rac
leopold again, a photo by ric rac on Flickr.

So guys, the big computer went into casualty late on Friday. There have been bedside vigils and those crazy bedside promises of backing up and defragging.
We are hoping for a full recovery but are approaching the whole thing with a zen-like attitude.
I can't figure out the whole iPad/photo/blog thing so you get a photo of Leopold, I mean I couldn't do two photo- less posts in a row, I'd be chased out of blogland by people with pitchforks.
And when he is returned to us, full of health and vigor, I shall post pics of dolls, and bags, and French knots and cheeky sperm.
Bet you can't wait !

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dear Blogger,

I thought we might have a little chat.

No, nothing’s wrong, I’m just a little bit worried about you.

You’ve seemed troubled lately…..kind of distant.

Your behaviour is changing, its hard to predict.

Things seem a little erratic,

and to be honest your word verification is almost incomprehensible.

I’m starting to worry

I’m not judging you blogger, I want to help you.

Blogger ? Love ?



Are you doing drugs?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It seemed like a good idea…

When you decide to make eight “Little Red” dolls. It might be wise to bone up on your math.

Eight Little Red’s mean 40 mushroom tops and 40 mushroom stalks

Eight Little Red’s also mean approx 160 French knots.


Eight “Little Red’s” also means 96 little teensy eyes on little teensy shoes  


I haven’t even started on the vegies.


Friday, March 2, 2012

The Dance of the Finish

I spent some quality time with my good friend  Mrs ButtKick this week

  and as a result the Little Red pattern will be heading off to Creative Abundance today !!!!IMG_0747

Spending online time with another good friend, Gillian and her magic photoshop abilities, means Little Red will not be travelling with that stick up her bum!