so on the way home last monday from meeting a few friends in the city i just happen to spot this store on the way Babycakes....
unfortunately for me they are closed on mondays...i was so bummed....
but i am planning on going there sometime this week to pick up a dozen or 3 lol (ok i wish but they limit you to 2 per person :()
Sunday, December 14, 2008
so on the way home last monday from meeting a few friends in the city i just happen to spot this store on the way Babycakes....
Posted by sweetness at 3:30 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
i've always wanted a charm bracelet with lots and lots of charms.
so when i was browsing OZtion last night i found all these fantastic charms.
charms on OZtion
i am going to buy the bracelet first then go from there. buying a new charm that means something special to me every few weeks. lucky i hate gold and prefer silver as its much cheaper lol. my first charm i think will be a sewing machine. then probably something to do with cooking as i love baking, especially cupcakes :D
Posted by sweetness at 6:21 PM
my kids are growing up too fast.
RJ will be 3 years in a few days.
i will soon be 27 a few days after RJ turns 3. so depressing. RJ is nearly in school and i'm nearly 30.
i dont want to be old :(
Posted by sweetness at 1:47 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
so the cubby is built but it needs a few things to make it look pretty lol
i've taken it on as a special project.
i am in the process of painting the inside a turquoise colour and i have just finished some curtains today which i sewed a fuchsia coloured Michael Miller fabric to a turquoise vintage fabric (pictures dont show up the fabric very well, will get another photo later). i found the cutest fuchsia outdoor chairs at bunnings for $10. i havent bought it yet but i plan to soon lol. now just to find a turquoise or nice blue table.
inside dad has built a kitchen which is from an idea i saw at spotlight. i got him to put in a bench and cut out a hole to drop in a container to make a kitchen sink. i just need to find taps etc and i will be painting 4 black circles on top to make a stove. on one wall he has made a cabinet type thing with shelving that is supposed to be a pantry or fridge (havent decided what it is yet hehe).
outside i am painting parts of the railing and stairs and dad has painting one of the garage walls facing the cubby with black chalk board paint. i just need to go buy the chalk. he even put in a shelf for the chalk.
he also hung a swing he found that is like the ones you find in the park because our other swing Georgia cant really sit in. he put it on the big tree out back.
its nice to be able to do these things and the kids love it.
Posted by sweetness at 9:48 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Posted by sweetness at 11:37 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
but i have been really busy. spring cleaning the house and garage with Richards help (ok so he has done most of it lol). but boy am i tired lately. spending time with the kids. helping dad build the cubby house for the kids. i've been making a lot of life changes that i am really proud of...especially how i have cut out junk food and soft drinks and making more of an effort to buy and eat fresh fruit and vegies.
RJ can sleep in his room again. it was just full of crap so he never slept in there. well one night he got scared of a thunder storm and ended up in my bed and never got out but last night was the first night in his own bed again! but we cleaned it out and dumped all his old broken toys to make way for the stuff he will get at christmas time. next is to tidy Georgias room. not as bad as RJ's room but it needs a good tidy and rearranging.
my room, i can now see the floor lol.
anyways, i am not crafting much lately as i have been far too busy and the last thing to do is the spare room to turn it into a sewing room for me...yay! but i havent really been in the mood for sewing but i have sewed some stuff since my little break and i will share them at a later date....
because blogger isnt uploading pics for me i will use photobucket.
but i want to share some pics of what we found in my garage today
i found all this tupperware squee!!!
there are four of the kids plates and for of the kids bowls in original 70's colours LOL
i dont exactly know what the yellow thing with the lid is supposed to be. lol
there is a long green container, its quite large.
and the white thing has divide-a-rack on the back so i guess thats what it is lol
i also found this cute hello kitty tin, i now have 3 LOL. dont know if many people know but Hello Kitty is one of my obsessions lol.
and this genuine silver platter. it was quite tarnished when i pulled it out but i fixed that up with some bicarb and some vinegar and is as good as new.
there is other tupperware in the garage still, like a jelly mould and a container but both are missing lids...
i also found Georgia's little Kewpie doll hiding in RJ's room. love these things, they are uber cute! poor darling has been missing for 8 months oops! now to just get my hands on some more Kewpie mayonnaise.....then i will be happy :D
and lastly, here are a couple of pics of the cubby next to the sandpit my dad built for the kids. the cubby is awesome. dad built one for me and my brother when we were kids. i have fond memories of that cubby. my dad is pretty handy. i plan to paint the inner a pastel green and make it all shabby chic. i am making curtains too and going to put in a costume box and other things. the outer i am only painting the stairs and railings.
its gonna be so cute! and best of all the kids LOVE it!
Posted by sweetness at 10:18 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
i think i feel better about things and will start posting again.
i have a few things i have made and will post up pictures soon.
grrr....some people....that is all
Posted by sweetness at 4:22 PM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sorry for the delay....i know i was supposed to draw a winner monday.....my bad...
without further adieu, the winner of the mummy & me giveaway is.....
congrats!....PM me at SoL or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss sizing for the Me shirred top and so i can grab your address so i can post it off to you!
Posted by sweetness at 12:37 AM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
after the drawing for the competition, i will be M.I.A from this blog until further notice.
i am having emotional problems due to many factors in my life, some of which are overwhelming and draining. i am also having other issues where i am not sure if i feel comfortable sharing the things what i make anymore.
thank you to anyone that has commented on my blog. i appreciate your wonderful comments. hopefully i feel comfortable to come back soon and feel refreshed and ready to craft again and able to share my creations.
take care everyone...
love & light
Posted by sweetness at 7:01 AM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Posted by sweetness at 11:06 PM
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So last night I decided I would make the matching Mummy top for me but sadly as gorgeous as it is and as much as I love it, my body shape doesnt suit these types of tops so I'm doing a giveaway. :D
The Mummy top suits a size 16+...this particular Me top isn't part of the giveaway, but don't worry.....I will be making another to suit the child of the winner.
I'm not going to make this hard. Just leave a comment and if you don't have an account, just leave your username and from which forum I know you from.
Will update with more pictures later on...
Closing date is 12th of October at 7pm and this will be drawn on the 13th of October at 7pm....Good Luck ladies!
Posted by sweetness at 4:35 PM
ok so after alot of fiddling around, i finally got the hang of shirring. very monotonous after about 5 rows but the end result is worth it! the fabric from this top i made, i have another 1 1/2 metres of and really tempted to make a matching top for myself LMAO.
on another note, i've discovered coverstitch machines recently. where i thought i would have needed an overlocker, i discovered coverstitch machines and on closer inspection of my kids clothes i realised that all the stitching on them looks to be that of a coverstitch machine. and they have a janome coverpro 1000 priced at $499 in some places. one of my fellow crafty mamas has one (willow & moo's Sara) and i am very impressed. i want one for my birthday :D
Posted by sweetness at 1:22 AM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
oh yes i was...
open my door to 3 very large packages, my face lit up. i've had a shocking week and this was a nice surprise. (well ok, i kind of knew 2 out of 3 were coming)
first package-i got my nappy swap from an unnamed forum...i swapped 4 green Baby Beehinds Magic-Alls for 1 GNST, 1 retro circles Blueberry, 1 red Itti Bitti, 1 lime green Twins in Cloth and an extra set of inserts from the Itti Bitti's...
second package- was my Crafty Mamas Swap that somehow i forgot that even though i needed to send one off, i forgot that i too would be getting one in the mail lol...(sorry to my swap partner, like i said its been a shocking week, well a couple of weeks but mine will be sent sometime next week, i promise!) someone read my post very well and knew exactly what i would like. i got a cookbook about cupcakes, a lipgloss in the cutest little cupcake container, 2 little cupcake bath bombs and a cupcake candle...i dont even know how i will bring myself to use them lol. and some yummy lindt chocolates, (insert drooly smilie here lol) they are all gorgeous, a big thank you to my swap partner whoever you are :D
third package-was my nappies and extras from this months Itti Bitti co-op. this time i spoilt myeslf, or rather Georgia lol and I got 3 out of 4 of the new D'lish colours -jade, baby pink, black- and a lime green one. OMG the jade is even better in real life, its absolutely stunning! the baby pink is just so pretty and better than i thought in the pics online. the black is uber cool! seriously, i can see that matching well with a few of her outfits. (yes i put black on my baby girl, arent i a horrid mother :p) i also got a black oriental blossoms Wild Child, some of Tennilles liners. i am usually lazy and dont use them but after a couple of stains on my ittis i know i need to so even though i can probably make my own, i wanted to buy some so bought Tennnilles, they are so soft and lush with suedecloth and fleece, so they will be getting used today! i also got one of gorgeous lipbalms. i have nearly run out of my strawberry pot from last time and couldnt bear to be without anymore because its my absolute favourite, i use it the most out of all my lipbalms.
yesterday i also got my extra yard of the watermelon fabric....my postie must love me :D
Posted by sweetness at 2:41 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Blogging from my phone again. A spur of the moment thing to whip up this dress. Its miss molly inspired but silly me didn't make the tie straps nearly as long as they needed to be so need to be snapped instead. I'm hoping it fits as its part of Georgia's summer wardrobe. Otherwise its giveaway time. Lol. Yes, it does need an iron and needs to be hemmed. I'm hoping i can get action shots soon, as its more gorgeous in real life then it is in this pic. Bought some shirring elastic too, so gonna give that a go soon.
Posted by sweetness at 6:41 AM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
look what came in the mail today. i picked this up from Oztion recently. i also have half a yard coming from eBay of the same watermelon fabric. its a bit different to the other one but i think i love this one more. now i have plenty of watermelon fabric to play with....now my only problem is deciding what to make with it :D
Posted by sweetness at 11:48 PM
i made RJ these beachy long shorts the day i made the bloomers.
they are a nice thin airy fabric, not sure exactly what it is but its great and i have 2 other prints in the same type of fabric. they fit on him really well and look great.
i remember seeing something similar online and they were charging so much for them. i bought my fabric for like $2 or $3 a metre and only used half a metre so these didnt cost me much to make at all....and they look great! i tried getting action shots but he wouldnt co-operate lol
Posted by sweetness at 5:35 PM
Sarsaparilla Skirt & Vest GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!
aww this is the cutest thing!
Posted by sweetness at 5:18 PM
would anyone be interested if i gave away some nappies that i dont use....
they of course are second hand. nothing wrong with them, they are just not worth alot and i am too lazy to list them anywhere lol.....i will update this post later with what i have.
if you are interested, just comment once i update with pics about what you want.
Posted by sweetness at 5:07 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Posted by sweetness at 4:35 AM
Posted by sweetness at 4:17 AM
Friday, September 19, 2008
on a whim i thought, i need to make a pram liner. i usually procrastinate and things like this never get done but i am just finding my new pram so boring looking that i needed something to jazz it up a bit.
front pink side is Eiffel tower by Michael Miller and the black back side is a fabric from Ikea.
i sewed in pockets up the side where i filled them with polyfill to give it more form. i didnt want to do the standard wadding etc. i figure the seat is padded enough but needed something to hold the liner up on the pram so it didnt collapse. so the padded sides were just what i needed.
Posted by sweetness at 8:41 PM
I've been wanting one of these for ages but for some reason unbeknownst to me they are not available to buy at the moment anywhere. (If anyone can enlighten me why, that would be great) so I was happy that this is one of two I managed to score second hand online. Its alot thinner than I had imagined but just as soft and lush as I'd hoped for. Its side snapping, which generally I'm not a big fan of but we'll see how this one goes.
Yep I know, this is supposed to be my sewing blog. But nappies are sewn lol. Hoping to get some more sewing of the kids summer wardrobes but I'm stuck for ideas. Also tryin to thing of something fantastic for the upcoming giveaway.
P.S i blogged this from my mobile phone last night....so cool!
Posted by sweetness at 8:24 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
lol...i have too many nappies. i think i really am a bit addicted. goodness knows what i will do when Georgia is out of nappies
i took some updated pics of my stash today. the only place i could fit them to lay them all out was in Georgias cot and funny enough, it filled out the entire cot lol....and lol, i still have more in the mail
i mainly buy second hand, the BBB's, one of the WCDN, the itti D'lish, the Devine Behind, the Cushie Tushie, the Krap Katchers, the Trumpet Bum,the ones i made and the Sandman are the only new ones....the rest i bought from either here, another forum or from B4B.
i have others but i lent them to Liamsmummy and some that dont fit and a homemade and a BBB in the wash.
column 1 all Baby Beehinds Bamboo
column 2 Baby Beehinds Bamboo, Wild Child Dreamy Nights, Sandman night nappy, Peep-O! fitted
column 3 Krap Katchers Stuff em Sillys, Erica Very Baby fitted, my gorgeous new Trumpet Bum
column 4 Devine Behinds AI2 (from wahmania), Cushie Tushie Couture, Watermelon homemade AIO/2, Pink frilly butt homemade pocket, Wild Child Day Dreamer AIO
column 5 Monkey Doodlez, Twins in Cloth, Berry Plush, Bubblebubs, Tikiboo, Wriggleybumz, Twinkle Lily,Blueberry
column 6 Baby Beehinds Magic-Alls
column 7 Bekkityboo fitteds, Mommy's Touch, Green Kids Anytimes, Itti Bitti Classic, Itti Bitti Boo, Itti Bitti Fitted.
column 8 Itti Bitti D'Lish
and this is me trying to stuff them all in a hanging sorter thing. i reallyhave nowhere else to put them.
Posted by sweetness at 10:50 PM
my new stroller, been looking for a cheap, light layback stroller for a while now and found this one at kmart the other day. its nothing fancy but its exactly what i was after. but the black and grey is a bit boring so now it just needs a cute liner :D
Posted by sweetness at 7:18 PM
so they have since been worn...both have bamboo thats been pre washed so dont have to wash several times for absorbancy. tried both today and they work really well. so they might not look as good as those i have bought but they work just as good if not better. i am really proud of these ones, even though they are not the greatest. however i would really love to buy a snap machine one day. mainly for clothes, but for nappies too :D
Posted by sweetness at 6:08 AM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
lol....made another matching nappy. this time for the watermelon dress. this nappy making biz never gets any easier for me....:( they are definitely no Trumpet Bum or Patootie bootie but they work and they look pretty and i am not making them to sell so its all good. i also have another pic of the other nappy i made. :D
Posted by sweetness at 6:35 PM
i made this matching nappy to go with the dress i made earlier.
my other attempts at nappy making always came out not so great. sewing is easy to why is making nappies so hard? the fabrics slip and just its a general pain in the butt. but this one, although a headache, came out really well. its a pocket, i figured that would be easier for me lol.
but its cute, and i love it. i left the dress over at mums so i cant wait to see them on Georgia together :D
i used the weewaka pocket pattern i got free off the net, just hope it fits. next time i will try the ottobre nappy pattern.
Posted by sweetness at 3:36 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
i found this through someone elses blog...(sorry to that person, i dont remember who you are...lol) and thought what a brilliant idea. a great way to spread the love around.
Posted by sweetness at 3:14 AM
LOL....i will be doing a give away or two over the next few weeks.
i'm thinking a dress similar to my pink with black print and some cuffed pants. also a heat bag or something else....
stay tuned :D
Posted by sweetness at 1:36 AM
another pic of the watermelon dress....
a pic of some long shorts i made for RJ out of an vintage mickey mouse pillowcase, one of his favourite shows on playhouse disney is mickey mouse clubhouse so i had to buy it when i saw it and knew it would be perfect for some cute shorts for RJ. i dont have action shots, he was wearing no nappy with it today as it was so hot we went outside but then he pee'd without telling me he needed to so pee'd on his pants lol.....
lastly is a pair of long wide shorts for me. they are made from 2 vintage pillowcases. they are like the ugliest things ever but oh so comfortable. and perfect for lounging around the house in. a mini tutorial minus pics.....take two pillowcases, any will do as long as you are happy to cut them up. then cut along the fold line of the closed end of the pillowcase, the open end will be the bottom of the shorts. lay on top of each other and cut out a crotch (after you have measured yourself and decided how far you need to cut down) then if you want them wide you leave as is or if you want to slim them down a bit then take a bit of each side (cut opposite side of where you cut the crotch of course)so if you have taken a bit off the side you will need to sew up the seams, other wise if you are just leaving as is just sew up the crotch. then sew a waistband. and you are done! simple as that. you will have a bit of fabric at the bottom (which was the open end of the pillowcase) and will get in the way when you put them on and you may feel that against your legs as you walk, if it bothers you, you can easily cut it off and finish the seams. but i didnt bother. so if you make a pair of these, let me know by leaving a comment...although i might be the only one silly enough to do this lmao.
Posted by sweetness at 1:02 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
tried to make a t-shirt but its my first time using a stretch knit fabric and i didnt have a pattern so tried to make my own. it was ok but not the greatest. i think i am going to just have to buy one. wondering if my enids have a shirt pattern in there to draft. the shirt isnt hemmed. RJ wouldnt take it off after me trying it on him. i need ribbing, as trying to use the jersey didnt really work for me. lol, ignore his stupid face. thats his pose lol.
i also made a pair of shorts from some lightweight houndstooth and added a patch that i am expecting to fray a bit more over a few washes (intentionally lol). i'm not sure if i made them to wide, i wanted them wide but dont know if thats how wide i wanted them.
i also made a shirred dress. well it was actually a shirred ladies skirt, inspired by KaMalicious (she gave me the idea) but i added sleeves and a pocket and some ricrac. thanks once again to KaMalicious, i have been searching for this watermelon fabric for a good 6 months...i had seen it in spotlight once and thinking i could come and get some "next time" but when i went back there was none to be found. but the lovely KaM gave up a metre of it just for me...arent i lucky. i have to repay the favour someday.
Posted by sweetness at 1:44 AM