Friday, March 26, 2010

Boys cake

I haven't finished any sewing to show and while searching for photos of past projects not blogged, I came across this cake I made for my army nut son.

A lot blogs I am reading at the moment are all posting about birthday celebrations so I though I would share this easy cake idea with you.

All that needs doing is purchase a rectangle sponge cake (or two if you want to layer) and also get some kit kats or cheap chocolate fingers.

Colour some dessicated coconut green.  To do this I just placed coconut into a transparent plastic bag and added a few drops of food colour.  Shake bag and also rub until coconut is an even green.

Ice cake with frosting, then place kit kats around the outside.  Spread green coconut on top and place some army toys in their battle positions.  Ta da!

My boy loved this!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bag Pattern Giveaway!

No conditions to enter!

Cyndi from Bluebirdswing is having a giveaway and it's an awesome one!  She is very generous and is giving away 12 bag patterns!  I still can't believe it.  I cant believe I'm letting the "cat out the bag" either about this giveaway! lol

Giveaway closes on the 26th March so hurry on over to her blog for your chance to win.

While you are there check out the rest of her blog as you wont be disappointed.  She makes bags (of course! lol) and they are awesome.  Some of the bags are from her own designs and some are from patterns purchased from other bag designers like Artsy-Crafty Babe.

Good Luck!
I am not sure if I want to do a post about this sewing project (pronounce that reject lol) as it's turned out a bit crap but yet still functional for the purpose I made it for.

I have collected a few clover products and wanted them all to be kept in the same place to find easily.  A pouch for them I thought and grabbed some crap fabric to get rid of.

I had a "Crap Fabric Usage Day" once before and was amazed that the boring navy pin-whale cord fabric I used, to make a bird with, actually turned out great!  It was due to the contrasting fabric and embellishments that went exceptionally well with navy cord!

Above is the bird and below is the crap pouch.  It doesn't have any form and is saggy as well.  lol. If I used some interfacing and also some other fabric that broke up the print fabric, eg a plain bottle green band somewhere, it may have turned out to be a project to show with pride!

Also want to take this opportunity to thank two very nice, kind bloggers who have both given me the "Sunshine Award".  They also have fantastic blogs and so I feel very touched by their gesture!

Thank you to Gracie from El Rey Gato and Donna from Comin' Home.  Your blogs are awesome too!

Now onto the rules!

1. Place the logo within your blog or post.

2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within the post
4. Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on
    their blogs.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

My nominees are:

1.  Sue from I Purr-Furr to Craft
2.  Naomi from Nomes' Brag-a-long
3.  Mandy from Mandy Made
4.  Karen from Sewing Tales
5.  Billie from Tweety's Nest
6.  Cyndi from bluebirdswing
7.  Kristen from So Happy
8.  Jane from Projects by Jane
9.  Merry from MerryMade Cards and Craft
10. Fine Hand  (a new blog to me but she makes great stuff)
11. Pat from Quilting Can Be Fun
12. Peg from Happy in Quilting

The above blogs are NOT in order of preference or favourites!  Just wanted to add that in! lol

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Bag Finally Finished!

Pleased to get this bag finished!  It's been nearly done for quite awhile now.

Some hand beading does make a simple bag look a bit moorish.  Even though it took some time to do, I am glad I did it.

A simple tote with raw edges.  My brother came across this nice floral fabric and handed it over to me!  I have lined the bag with linen and added a pocket.

Could make a nice library bag!

I still have some of this fabric left, and thanks to Cyndi from bluebirdswing I have another bag project in mind for this fabric!  The "Phoebe Bag" designed by  Rebeka Lambert of the blog artsy-crafty babe.       

Monday, March 8, 2010

My magic carpet win has arrived!

All the way from USA to OZ

Contains everything I need to make an apron.  Good clear instructions too.

I can even access her blog "Comin' Home" for further apron tutorials if I need to.  You can find her blog here.

While your there do check out her "Show and Tell Friday's" post.  ( here's a direct link if you cant find it).  Sounds like a nice idea.  Like "show and tell" at school.  If you remember those. 

Well bye bye I had to work today and when I got home was nagged about "whats for dinner?".  Nobody thought to organize something while I was working and they were home (public holiday) playing all day.  Yes hubby too! lol.  Males!  they would starve if we didn't organize food!!!  Now I'm pooped.