Oh my children are so cute lol! Here is adorable Milly in a lovely little dress from the most recent Ottobre. I have used some gorgeous ‘people’ print which I have had for years, and my favourite red and white spots. She has just been ill with gastro and is looking quite lean, plus she is also newly toilet trained and no longer has a bulky nappy on, so consequently she suddenly looks older to me!

Here is the boy in some cool PJs. I thought this knight fabric would be a little juvenile for a big 6 year old to wear as daywear, so I made it up into PJs,


Is that Octopusses or Octopi?

Liam kept saying Octopusses, and I kept telling him it’s Octopi, but it doesn’t look quite right written down! Anyway, there is only one Octopus on his new PJs, which are made from some lovely batik I’ve had lying around for ages – I always loved it but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. Liam helped design the 8 legged creature.
This is not my own sewing but she looks so lovely I can’t leave her out – tonight was Laura’s dance concert so here she is in one of her 3 gorgeous costumes. All the costumes are beautifully made by the mother of the dance teacher, and by my count there would be over 1000 costumes!!
And here is the toiletries bag I made this afternoon. It is a present, but I decided since I wont say who it’s for that I will post a picture of it anyway. It’s a Laura Ashley print, with an overlay of clear plastic. I would love to have a go at one of these with piping ‘like the bought ones’ but I fear that would be mighty fiddly, hmmmm.



My sewing machine has been sadly neglected the last couple of months. But just to prove I haven’t been idle – these are part of the two pages of hand-written notes we were allowed to take into my bioscience exam today. Tiny enough to be fairy writing I think.
Now that the exam is over (Hooray!!!) I can have my life back, which means good things like sewing 🙂 and bad things like cleaning up the chaotic bear pit my house turned into while I was spending so many hours studying 😦

I did manage to make a couple of things in the last couple of weeks though – a much needed pair of PJs for Matilda and an also urgently needed pencil case from the same fabric.

The lovely brumby print was an end of roll bargain at $3 for 1.5m, and the green singlet is from Cotton On.I love the look of little bags made from a layer of fabric and a later of clear plastic so here is my first attempt at one. I haven’t quite got the zip right so I will have to go and have a peek at them in the shops. Matilda says her classmates admired her new pencil case and she was pleased to say my mum made it!