Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kids Week: Day 5

Opps a little late in posting this...but here is what I created for my eldest son on the last day of the challenge.

I have no been requested by my eldest 2 to make all of the colour ninjas EACH!
thats 5 each (minus this one)

At least that means it is liked I suppose....
A big thank you to Crazy Little Projects, for the printable template.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kids Clothing Week: Day 4

My youngest needed some new shirts for summer, so instead of buying printed tee's, and possibly costing more $$.

I bought a few blank and striped shirts for $3 and $4 each with the intention of embroidery and appliquing on them.

Only trouble is.... working out which of the millions of ideas and designs I actually want to put on these 3 shirts!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kids Clothing Week: Day 3

Today I am doing a bit of a mass production of clothing.

20 dresses on the go, which will all be on their way to my favourite charity Dress a Girl Australia.

While I wont get these all completed today, I have made a decent start on them, and KCWC was exactly what I needed to motivate me to start.

Looks like day 5 will be continuing with dresses (have some embroidery planned for tomorrow as I'll be out most of the day)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kids Clothing Week: DAY 2

Nothing I like more then making something girly and pretty after sewing for my 3 boys all the time.

So I was very excited about starting today's clothing item... because its DOUBLE!!!

Day 2: Cute matching cross-over pinafores for my friend's soon-to-be-born twin girls!

I love when twins where matching- but different, so I am loving how unique these two dresses turned out.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kids Clothing Week: DAY 1

Twice a year there is a Kids Clothing Week Challenge, hosted by Elsie Marley, where the challenge is to spend a min. of 1 hour a day sewing kids clothing.

I already had these items on my to-do-list, but I thought, what perfect timing to do it during the challenge week.

Day1: PJ pants for middle and youngest child (will make matching shirts to go with them)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Organising My UFOs

I bet your wondering why I have so many space crafts that I need a way to organise them, right?

Well in the sewing/crafting world, UFO stands for Un- Finished Objects.

So being the neat freak I am, unfinished projects can feel messy and overwhelming to me.Here is my simple solution to keep these organised, prevents them getting messed up and also means they are easy to see and I am more likely to grab one and finish it off.

For starters I have a notebook sitting on my sewing desk, right beside me sewing machine with a list of things I want or need to do next.
I will work my way through this list (not in order), things that "need" to be done, will be done in order and take priority over "wants".
As I complete an item, I scrawl it out so i can no longer see it, and its clearly crossed off.

If I have the fabrics in mind for particular projects, or have started to cut something, I will bag it in it own zip lock bag, and stick a little sticker on the front to tell me at a glance what project is in the bag.

and then they are stored in this container. Looks kind of pretty for UFOs don't you think?


How do you organise your unfinished projects?
Do you have an actually "to do list" or is it more like a mental wish list?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Seasonal Cushion Covers

I have been admiring these cushion for a while now, and with Christmas fast approaching I thought I better get to work on my Christmas "to make" list.

I made these covers removable so they could 1) fit over existing cushions, 2) not have to try and store a filled cushion during the rest of the year and 3) not have to worry what cushion filling would actually store like.

Cant wait until Christmas time and have these on display! (First I need to finish the other 2 cushions)

This is the tutorial I used, from Sparkle Power!, to make the removable cover.