The Spare Room – September 2015
This month we meet Davinia from Handmade by Davinia who is, amongst other things, a fellow headwear maker. Davina does actually have a spare room where she sews, though (like where I live) it also spills out into other parts of the house. Continue reading Q&A: Handmade by Davinia
The Babywearing Expo in Adelaide is over and we are home again! I had a lot of fun at the Expo, talking to many people including old friends and even long time customers! It was also great to meet the other lovely exhibitors. So it was exhausting, but loads of fun as well. Continue reading Babywearing Expo Adelaide Wrap-Up
It was a very easy task to ‘choose’ the winners of the free family pass Expo Tickets. Four people commented in the correct time frame, so each receives a free ticket. An additional late entry has received the final ticket. Thank you all for participating Hannah, Lisa, Stacey, Kristie and Sophie, and I hope you enjoy the Expo. Details on how to claim your tickets will be emailed to you this morning. Oh, and don’t forget to drop by my stall to say hello, I’d love to meet you all. 🙂
Who’s excited about the babywearing expo next month in Adelaide? I certainly am! It’s just over three weeks away now, and I have some free tickets to the Expo to give away!! So, tell me what you are looking forward to seeing most at the Expo and why, and five people with the best/funniest/most interesting answers will win the tickets! Continue reading Babywearing Expo ticket giveaway!
My 6-year-old son (Nathan) helped me with my market stall last Sunday. I thought it might be more interesting for him if he was also trying to sell something he created himself. The only thing I could think of was making some fabric covered button hair ties using some of my scrap fabric and some hair elastics. So that is what he did (with just a little help). Continue reading Fabric covered button hair tie tutorial
Every time we go for a long trip I buy the boys a packet of pencils so they can entertain themselves in the car. Their drawing books seem to last for ages, but pencils get lost, broken, used in craft creations, or just disappear to places unknown. I hope that the pencils will be more likely to stay together in the roll, hope that they don’t (like pencils in a box, or pencil case, or any other method of containing pencils I have tried) all fall out of the box onto the floor of the car two seconds after the kids open them. It may be wishful thinking, but I’m hoping a pencil roll will solve all my pencil woes (as long as they boys put their pencils back when they are finished with them…and that is probably the wishful thinking bit). Continue reading Pencil Roll Tutorial
My lovely husband has been instrumental in the progression of my sewing from the very basic to much more professional finishes. Many years ago, when I had but one sewing machine to my name (which was a 20+ year old Janome), I had no idea that I needed an overlocker. I was churning out modern cloth nappies at the time and zig-zagging the edges of my bamboo fleece soakers. They had very wavy edges, but that didn’t matter since they were just for my own use (well, my own baby’s use). Andrew then gave me an overlocker for my birthday, Continue reading Coverstitch – shouldn’t it be easy?
It’s the school holidays and I thought that making sock monkeys would be a nice little project that we could do together. I found a great tutorial here to follow. If you’re keen, there is a fantastic Sock Lion tutorial on the site as well. Continue reading Sock Monkeys
One of the most useful and most simple things to make kids is a library bag. Toby is able to borrow library books from his preschool and I’ve been dragging my feet on making him a bag. We finally got around to starting it earlier this week and we got it finished today. Toby loves using my sewing machine that has lots of different stitches on it. Continue reading Drawstring Library Bag
Superheros are big in our house at the moment. They aren’t something that have been touched on much until recently. Master 6 (Nathan) watched the Incredibles for the first time a few months ago, and he’s totally hooked. He has been bringing home Spiderman and Star Wars books from the school library, and now all the plush toys in the house now wear paper masks and capes. Continue reading Superhero Capes