Category Archives: sewing

Some hexagons

Sorry I’ve been so absent around here. I’ve been doing a lot of life admin and I’m not exactly the type of blogger to write a ‘1o top tips for tidying your living room’ post. You don’t need to read … Continue reading

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Panda pajamas get drafted into action

After all my moaning about our hot weather (Canberra has had some crazily hot and dry weather statistics this summer), I’m curled up on the couch with a blanket. We’re expecting an overnight low of 9°C (48°F). Madness. Anyway, it … Continue reading

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Some curtains for the chooks

We’ve had another hot and busy day here, and I must admit that it’s sapping my desire to sew for KCW. I think I’m going to pass on my final hour of sewing and try to finish off a little … Continue reading

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KCW makes so far

This has been a bit of a funny KCW. Things have been rather busy, and stinking hot. I’ve been sewing in the evenings – I’ve managed my one hour a day, but not much more! It feels like it’s all … Continue reading

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And so KCW begins!

It’s after dinner on Monday night. The first day of Kid’s Clothes Week…and I have done exactly…nothing! Well, I have washed my fabric. Does that count? I have grand plans for some pajamas for Elena, and some shorts for Hugo … Continue reading

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A Christmas outfit or two

I’ve gotten into the habit of sewing an outfit for Elena each Christmas. I sewed her a little Christmas ruffle bum onsie the first year. Last year I sewed her a pair of Grinch shorts. This year I managed a … Continue reading

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A covered notebook and a pin cushion: a birthday present

One of my gorgeous friends celebrates a birthday today (happy birthday, my dear!), so Hugo and I caught up with her for a coffee yesterday. It was lovely to see her and chat. And funny watching the cafe’s customers try … Continue reading

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oliver + s birthday party dress

This is a sweet dress I made a while ago for one of Elena’s friends. It has been received, so now I can write about it! Dear little Ra-ra lives on the other side of the world but she’s very … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 7…one more top and a wrap up

I burnt the midnight oil last night to finish sewing my final piece of clothes for KCW – another Geranium top for Elena (elephants!). I had planned to make the pleated skirt option but, by the time I had printed … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 6

Kid’s Clothes Week day six saw a new pair of shorts for Hugo. I used the KID shorts pattern again, this time with the normal boy length and the flat front variation. They are the 12 month size and are … Continue reading

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