Category Archives: Handmade Gifts

Flirtatious Melon Zippered Pouch


I’ve been busy sewing the last few weeks, getting lots of items ready for a handmade market last weekend.  Unfortunately it was pretty disappointing sales wise, but that has led to an etsy shop full of new things.  I am in the midst of photographing and listing, but wanted to show off this cute zippered pouch/pencil case in Stampin’ Up!’s Flirtatious Fabric.

The inside of this cute bag is lined with a turquoise and white print.  You can check the bag out HERE if you are interested.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I’m off to take more pics while it’s not raining 🙂





Renovated Kmart t-shirt


I thought I’d share this cute tee I just made for Miss Em.  I’ve been spending far too much time blog surfing and reading about refashioning/renovating clothing.  A $3 size 6 Kmart t-shirt has been lingering around my stamping/sewing table for ages and while Em certainly has no shortage of t-shirts, it was too tempting not to play with it 🙂 Here is the tutorial for the Billabong inspired t-shirt I made little miss.

I started with my grey Kmart t-shirt and some gorgeous Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric in berry.

Less than half an hour later, I had this cute t-shirt.

The white strip you can see at the bottom of the waves is a piece of Stampin’ Up! twill tape.  I’ve stitched waves onto it in pink cotton (and that took longer than the rest of the top!).

Emma loves the t-shirt, she promptly put it on so I guess it’s a winner 🙂



A Little Princess Birthday!


The Little Princess stamp set is perfect for making girly cards, and today that included our 2 year old neighbour Lucija.

The card base is Confetti White.  I’ve used some Pool Party In Colour Prints, along with a piece of the retired Sweet Stitches DSP.  The gorgeous princess is coloured using blender pens on watercolour paper.

We made some bedding for Lucija’s dolls, and I decided to make the card in colours to match it.  Here’s a photo of the doll bedding.  There’s a sleeping bag, pillow and blanket, all made in flannelette and gingham.

Now that the power is back on, I’m going back to making a few more bags using the stunning Spice Cake fabric.  I hope to show you them in the next day or two.