Monday, December 29, 2008

Days of Skirts

before Christmas i cut up my $3 secondhand sheet & made a skirt {still quite a bit let over} its an easy pattern with just 2 pieces. all straight stitching, & i added a lining. Kwik Sew Pattern 2805

yesterday between family visiting i ran up 3 more skirts using 2 different patterns.

this one is the shortest skirt on the above pattern {Kwik Sew Pattern 2805}
again with a petticoat, i added blue cotton lace & it hangs below the skirt hem.

this one is a wraparound
i found the pattern on the net at
its the 211 Dana A-Line Wrap Skirt. just printed it out in the size i wanted, cut out & taped together.
supper easy just over a hour to run up
lov the fabric, soft cotton starts with a yellow/green, fades into aqua then to navy blue
very summery & has beach feel

this one is also the Dana 2211
this time i used a heavier cotton & added a contrast waist band & extra piece down the finished opening in Red with White spots
also just over an hour to run up.

Time Flies

well the time does fly when your busy.
i would just like to say thank you to everyone for your Christmas Wishes
sorry i haven't gotten back to everyone, just haven't had enough time to sit & say hello.
i hope everyone had an Awesome Christmas with family & friends.
we had a quiet Christmas day with just my boys { the most relaxing day i have had in quite a while}. Boxing day saw me cooking up a storm for the extended family of an early tea.
new recipes
Banana Cream Pie

Mango Pavlova with Orange Cream
& Banana Pavlova
if anyone would like the recipes, let me know.
more family over yesterday for lunch {don't ya just love leftovers}

Father Christmas brought me a

Ratchet Loppers

Ratchet secateurs

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Sunday i did a bit of sewing
sewed the PJ pants & Skirt i had sitting on my desk for way too long
also made a couple of things for the
shop. i will be adding a couple more things over the next week.

a quick sew {1 hour}
i am also going to make a longer version