Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mama sewing

So I made myself a top. I can't tell you how exciting that is!

I love peasant tops. They're loose where they need to be and fitted where they need to be. I think the only thing more exciting than having made myself a top, which fits perfectly, and is very 'me', is that I bought this sheet from an op-shop for $3. I heart op-shopping.

My mother-in-law once told me if you find a pattern that works well, make one in every colour. I think this pattern is that. I am about to cut a few more out. It's cool and drizzling here. My husband has taken over the kitchen and the kids are playing with the train set. Perfect time to sew!

The cooler weather and our planned Easter camping trip to a cold place had me sew a hoodie for Mr 4. Not a blue one, not a mini-man one, not a commericialised one that would have my son looking like walking advertising, just a nice hoodie for a 4 year old boy. I also picked this sweatshirt fabric and the ribbing up from an op-shop many moons ago. They go perfectly and have resulted in a hoodie that my boy is happy to wear anywhere.

Lastly, a quick knit just off the needles for Ms 6.5 months. A simple yoke neck cardi with ribbing. Super easy, super stretchy and super cheap when using $2 clearance wool from Spotlight. Buttons from the op-shop too. Oh and how cute is she sitting up! Love <3

Saturday, April 9, 2011

An Etsy treasury

I've been featured in another Etsy treasury! This one is themed 'chocolate' and I'm delighted to be included in such a lovely Eastery treasury!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ask and you shall receive...

So many op-shopping bloggers have used this post title! Now it's my turn! I have a lovely shrug pattern sitting here waiting to be knit, copious amounts of divine yarns to choose from, but not the right needles. After kindy drop off today, I ducked in to one of my usual op-shops to have a ferret around in the hope of finding 3.75mm needles. I pretty much only knit on circulars, even if knitting flat, so I was thrilled to find circular 3.75mm needles! Hooray! I picked up some lovely things while I was there.

My op-shop loot from today; a gorgeous big basket, a new bag, two sewing patterns, knitting needles, kids knit poncho and a knit cardi for one of Ms 2's dolls.

I picked up these two patterns for 50c each. They are my style of clothing and I can't wait to find the time to get stuck into them. I actually have a top my mum bought me from Colorado that I had been trying to work out how to replicate because I wear it everywhere, and it's identical to one of these! Hooray!

I have been getting stuck into kids winter knitting and intend to make just about all my childrens' winter knits, but when I see a super cute kids knitted poncho like this, for $4, I can't pass it up! Fits Ms 6 months perfectly. Hooray!

I picked up this brand new Sportsgirl bag for myself. It's a real mummy bag- you know the one- a big bag you can stuff heaps into with pockets everywhere for the millions of things you need to take with you everywhere you go. Brand new faux leather, in a gorgeous green, hooray! And I got something for me! Double hooray!