Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Mesh Screen Tote

This neat mesh bag would be great for the beach. You can easily see where things are without rooting around inside.

{pattern available here}

Monday, 29 June 2009

Carrot Plushies

Another fun addition to our play-food collection.

{pattern available here}

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Party Dress

This dress looks nice in the colours shown, or you could go for a more colourful look.

{pattern available here}

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Bathroom Mat

Use some fabric you love in the bathroom, with this pattern for a cute bath mat.

{pattern available here}

Friday, 26 June 2009

Felt Cupcake

This gorgeous felt cupcake would make a great addition to the kids' play food collection.

{pattern available here}

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Buttoned Bolster

A bolster cushion with a different look.
Not sure it's me {I'm not really a gold person} but maybe in blues?

{pattern available here}

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Oven Mitts

My oven mitts are absolutely revolting, covered in greasy stains that won't seem to wash out, so this pattern will come in really handy {no pun intended}.

{pattern available here}

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Versatile Blouse Pattern

This blouse pattern looks very easy to follow, and it would be so easy to alter if you know how.
- Must make a few of these for myself, if my machine is unpacked before Summer.

{pattern available here}

Monday, 22 June 2009

Faux Fur Shrug

I'm not looking to make one of these for myself, you understand.

But it would be very handy for the dress-up box, and I picked up some fake fur very cheaply the other week at the local op shop, on the off chance that I could use it.
{that's a charity or thrift store to overseas readers}

{pattern available here}

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Tank top from a teeshirt

Repurpose an old tee with a pair of scissors and a touch of crochet.

Can't wait to try this with some of Wren's old tops. - I'm going to try it with an old dress of hers that's too small now, too.

{pattern available here}

Friday, 19 June 2009

Easy Peasy Curtain Pattern

These quick-to-make curtains will go perfectly in our garage {someday to be my sewing/craft room}.

{pattern available here}

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Toadstool Pincushion

Super-easy and so cute, it would be a great baby toy (minus the pins).

A must have for my daughter, Wren, who's 8 & beginning to really enjoy her sewing.

{pattern available here}

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Large Duffel Bag

My old duffel bag has been around since I was in primary school (I was twelve, but I'm not saying how many years ago that was).

Maybe it's about time I had a new one...

{pattern available here}

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Monday, 15 June 2009

Time for another Apron pattern

Not that I do a lot of cooking {hate the stuff}, but I do like a nice apron to not cook in.

{pattern here}

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Clothes Peg Bag


Another cute variation on the peg bag idea.
I'm on the look-out for more ideas, so stay tuned!

{pattern available here}

Friday, 12 June 2009

Lacy Valentine's Pillow

Wren was really into the idea of Valentine's Day last year, so if I make something sweet like this for her next year, she's bound to love it.

{pattern available here}

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Jam Jar Lid Covers

We inherited a lemonade tree with our new home, and the amount of fruit is unbelievable.

So once I figure out what I'm going to make out of it, and manage to actually do so, these fabric lid covers will come in very handy indeed...

{pattern available here}

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Bangle Bag Pattern

I love the look of those flowers on the front of this bangle bag.

For the perfect beach bag, just make them into tropical frangipanis instead!

{pattern available here}

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Hand-pieced Pincushion



This is exactly the project I need right now, for three reasons:
1. I don't have a pincushion {shocking, I know}
2. Hand-sewing is all I can do for the time being
3. I can use some small pieces of my beautiful fabric {I'm a bit of a miser with my stash}

{pattern available here}

Monday, 8 June 2009

Removable Money Pocket for your Bra


Great for travelling overseas, or visiting nightclubs.

-Both of which I haven't done in well over a decade, but who knows what I'll get up to once the kids leave home?

{pattern available here}

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Gingham Purse Pattern

I usually go for at least 18mths between new bags, so hopefully I can get my head around sewing them for myself.

{pattern available here}

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Wrap Skirt Pattern

Can't get enough of those wrap skirts, and they're so simple to make!

{pattern available here}

Edited 27/08/09: 
I've just been told that the pattern has been deleted from this link.
I've contacted the author, so keep your fingers crossed: I may be able to fix it. ;)

Friday, 5 June 2009

Roman Blinds Pattern


I've loved the look of roman blinds for ages, and I've got just the perfect fabric to make some for our bathroom window.



{pattern available here}

Edit: link updated

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Felt Slippers


These fun & easy felt slippers could be machine or hand-sewn, depending upon the effect you want.

To make them non-slip, just add a few dabs of dimensional fabric paint to the bottoms.

{pattern available here}

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sew your own Peg Bag


Easy to sew, make yourself a really useful peg bag from your favourite fabric.

I have some great striped cotton that will look great!

{pattern available here}

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Laptop Tote Bag

This laptop tote has a large inside laptop compartment and a large outside pocket for other bits & pieces.

Approximate size: 14" wide x 13" high.

{pattern available here}

Monday, 1 June 2009

Bathroom Rug Pattern

Bright & cheerful mat for the bathroom floor.

It can be as tough and hard-wearing as you like, depending upon the fabrics you choose.

{pattern available here}