Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Burda pattern #6592 in cotton broadcloth

For Christmas I gave my GF a sewing pattern for some comfy pants, and a handmade 'voucher' for me to make them for her. :) We hit the post-Christmas sales and picked up some beautiful, crazy fabrics she just loved and now I'm sewing them up.

This plain cotton broadcloth was an easy fabric to start with. I've never worked with a sewing pattern before! This one was pretty straightforward though, and we're both really happy with the results. Now, on to the next pair!

For a more detailed review see Pattern Review.

First finish for 2016! Ninja bunny

Jackson amigurumi by Brenda K B Anderson
Crocheted with acrylic DK yarn, acrylic felt accessories
See more details on Ravelry

I had so much fun making this guy. He was part of a class on Craftdaily about making amigurumi, and I really enjoyed improving my skills and learning some new techniques. 

I decided to omit the antlers, because no one in Australia knows what a jakalope is. I also added a few ninja-esque accessories to make him more appealing to his intended recipient. :) 

I think I'd like to make Little Joe from the same designer.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Penguin ornaments

Inspired by these ornaments on Etsy. Based off pattern by Boni Frati.
Stitched with DMC B5200, 310, on acrylic felt with seed beads and Kreinik blending filament.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sparkle and shine

Sparkle and shine ornaments by All People Quilt
Stitched on felt with perle and stranded embroidery floss, with seed beads, freshwater pearl bead and sequins.

Christmas cards


Bejewelled by Samplers and Such (Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2003)
Stitched with Kreinik Fine Braid #8 003 and Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braids PB32 and PB56 on Fabric Flair 28ct white evenweave.