Monday, October 6, 2014

Use the force.... and the sewing machine

My dear son is going through a 'Star Wars' phase.  
I happened to stumble on this material on one of my rare trips to Spotlight. (If you go cold turkey and throw out all their promo material you can survive surprisingly well with out Spotlight... who knew.)
 This was my favourite material.  Not his, but now that I've made them up I can't get them off him.  They're supposed to be pjs, but he wore them out for dinner the first night. 
 I'd better sew the next pair before these ones get too smelly.
The pattern is one that has just 'evolved' over time.  I only cut two pieces and once I've ironed all the hem allowances it takes about 15 minutes to sew up.  I made these ones quite a bit bigger than he needs so that they'll last for next year too, I think they may have worn out before then.

Monday, March 3, 2014

It has been a while...

....sorry if you have been waiting for new photos and some more creative stuff.  It's not that I have stopped being creative, I am frequently creative, just not always in ways that can be photographed and posted here.

A couple of years ago (some days it seems like years and years and some days like only yesterday) I started a Masters Degree in Primary School teaching, by distance education.  I have only 2 more trimesters to go.  It has sapped a lot of that excess creativity I had running around, and anything that was left over was poured into being a creative teacher, or at least creatively fulfilling my assignments.

My white blanket sits in a large bag taunting me daily as I have only about 4 squares to go before I join it together.

I have made lots of pjs for the kids.  My daughter is not quite so keen on homemade stuff now but she still likes the pjs if I make them.  My son is quite happy to head to the shops and pick his own material!

I have a thermomix now and cook a lot.  My kids love home cooked anything.  Currently I have been making home made vegemite and cheese scrolls.  They get eaten as quickly as I can churn them out.

I have a couple of photos of a scarf I managed to get made last winter...... he is.

Cute hey?  He's a bit scratchy but I actually like wearing him.

I have lots of white squares finished so I'll try and get them photographed (while I am procrastinating for uni).  Fingers crossed I can get the rest finished soon, I'd love a new blanket this winter.