May 1, 2014

Most of the time I wander round wondering what I'm doing. 
Am I being selfish and silly trying to sell my wares?

Yesterday I finished about 8 tops and took photos. 
I put them on Facebook and not even wanting to sell them 
I promptly sold 4! It certainly took me by surprise. 

But mainly it gave me a real boost to go on. 
I have faith in what I make. Ebay was not the place 
for it though and it's sort of soul destroying to have them sit 
there for months and months. 

So today full of confidence (which may not last) I took some group shots of some of the things I've completed so far. 

Apr 30, 2014

At tafe I learnt lots of tips and tricks for sewing. Most I've forgotten now because I just don't use them. But there was one that I struggled with every time we did it. It was a neat way of finishing off a facing at a zip, with a sneaky little fold. I've been trying to remember it for weeks now, every time I finish off a skirt I have a go but no I just have to do the best I can. 

And then, this week I was lying in bed when it just popped into my head, I just remembered it!!  And it's actually pretty easy!! Gosh! I'm almost an expert now after finishing off 6 skirts. 
Till the next batch....

Apr 25, 2014

Do you go through fazes of crazes?
I do. One minute it's pom poms on everything 
next it's ric rac tied in little bows!!

Apr 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I just made a fabric watch strap. 

Unfortunately it is SO not commercial! 
but it is cute. 

I'll keep working on the idea. (born out of need).
I am also wanting a sort of 'bum bag' for walking
but I just can't imagine it. yet. 
Any idea welcome. 

Apr 19, 2014

I'm absolutely obsessed with clothing. 

Hard to admit. Most of my clothing comes from op shops, people really do throw away the most amazing things - designer wear stuff in silks, wools, cottons. ( It has to be really good for me to buy a synthetic). I love all the rich colours but also love doing all black. As a result I have boxes and boxes of clothes in storage in the shed, in boxes in the wardrobe and hanging on the racks. I love every single piece I own and if I don't, I give it away or sell it. I also love accessories, scarves, gloves, hats etc. 

But now I'm wanting to only wear my own things, clothing I make. For two reasons - 1 because I'm making things I've always wanted to find in shops and 2 because it's great advertising. I wore a skirt over to the ice cream shop the other week and the young girl nearly ripped it off me! I was fabulous!

However, I have not ventured to sew in sleeves yet so it's summer here all year till I do. 
Lucky I also adore cardigans!

Apr 17, 2014

This sewing gig is way trickier than I had imagined. 

I'm also working another job part time and I'm just terrible at time management. Working from home means I'm always up and down doing non work related stuff. I wouldn't have it any other way of course but it's something I just have to get better at.

 I finally finished off this set of tops. I just have to put swing tags on and iron before they go into the wardrobe. 

I have a bundle of skirts cut out and then I'm excited to get onto dresses, of which I would like to have quite a few done before October.....better get cracking. 

Apr 11, 2014

I just put some of my paper purses up on Ebay to sell. I am a tad nervous about that, these purses have a dedicated following in a way. You either 'get' them or you don't and I have a nice little group of customers who just love them. But there was one person who just did not 'get' them and told me so in no uncertain words so much so that I was actually afraid. Her venom was frightening, she just couldn't understand why anyone would make a purse out of paper and 'old paper' at that. I always cringe at the thought of that sort of person making a purchase again. 

Apr 10, 2014


I've watched a few unboxings on youtube - they are sort of hilarious and weirdly fascinating at the same time. I don't do a lot of shopping - too busy working. But I do order stuff online for sewing with.   I felt a little low on colour variety in my press studs recently so I ordered 6 packets of 20 sets.
 That cost me $56us including shipping which was a bit exy at $17.00us. 

These are the best and easiest studs to use. I get 100% accuracy with them, you need the little plastic tool (off the website) and a hammer. I use them for my purses and I love all the colours available. 

The website is 

so here's the unboxing!