Crafty goodness

On the weekend my lovely husband gave me some time out! I have reached exhaustion point and was totally “kidded” out!

I had a lovely time, on Saturday i spent the day sewing (in between swimming lessons and lunch!) I then went to my Mum and Dad’s and stayed the night, the next day my Mum and i went to the International Ellerslie Flower Show. I didn’t go home until after the kids were in bed.

So what did i sew? Two of the twirly skirts from the Sew Mama Sew link (The House on the hill one!). This pattern is great! However, i would recommend top stitching where she says “don’t bother!”. It took me 1 3/4 hours to complete both of them and that includes making and feeding my kids lunch in the middle of it! Super fast and Super cute!

I also made myself a messenger bag. Photos to come. I fumbled my way through using a few different tutorials as a guide, but not sticking to any one in particular!

At the flower show i bumped in to a jewellery designer whose jewellery i used to sell. She spotted my button bracelet and grabbed it off my wrist, asking if i would wholesale to her!!! I am just about to send my samples off! Check out her stuff at Simplyjewels. I am hopefully going to be selling for her again before Christmas!

Here are some links i have been wanting to share!

Make sure you check out SewMamaSew this month! Awesome projects every day!

I am loving Elsie Marley’s softies!

FatOrangeCat Lovely bags

The Domestic Diva’s Disasters Tutorial list of things to make for babies.

Just Tutes Cool tutorials. Kids clothes. Check out the toilet roll cozy!

Zoe asked if i would show you all what she has been up to. She is so into drawing and writing. She would literally do it all day if i let her! I love her pictures, they are always so detailed.

UPDATE: Ruby’s toe is still doing OK! Here it is in her lovely purple cast, sitting in her lovely red wheelchair.

6 Responses so far »

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    Ñoco Le Bolo said,

    Greetings from Spain

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    Ñoco Le Bolo said,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You can see the links to O.V.N.M., they are my blogs.
    Yeah, all the photos are taken by me. The blogs are about short stories, poems and photography with music.
    In OVNM Internatinal you can read a text in English.
    Sorry my poor English.

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    Lisa thedomesticdiva said,

    Looks like you’ve been a busy sewing bee! Great job!

    Thanks for linking my baby tutorial links. Come back and visit often as I’m posting new tutorials all month long to coincide with Sew Mama Sew’s Handmade Holidays. Lots of totes, aprons and other handmade gift tutorials to keep you busy (as if you needed any help with your adorable 4 kids…LOL).

    With friendship,

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    jen said,

    bless your hubby

    I use to like going to the flower show when I lived in Akl

    Zoe has been busy
    wonderful pictures

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    Da Setiuz Mama said,

    Isn’t ‘Sew Mama Sew’ just fabulous! It’s a new discovery of mine and I feel so inspired! Looks like you’ve been a busy gal! Cool skirts!!
    You kids are growing up so fast!! Esp Joely. Have a lovely rest of the week. Much love

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    kate5kiwis said,

    oh my!!!!!!!!!
    oh my indeed. my dear friend sherry’s sister-in-law owns the Simply Jewels in The Sunny Bay!!!!!!
    small world ain’t it.
    it’s like a treasure trove in there, oh so inspiring.
    love your button bracelet jess, *love* that daisy button X

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