Wednesday, 1 February 2012

In the making

 Two whole days. That's how much we've 'budgeted' a week for child-free sewing. It's amazing how much one can get done in two whole days. No stopping to peel banana. Or scraping said banana from carpet. No nappies. No trying to sing and sew at the same time. I love my children and I love to create with them. But I also love this. Here's what I've been up to this week...

Making patches for Alice's beloved denim jacket. She's had it since she was 16! So these 'Hugs and Kisses' were just the right thing for the job. :)

Putting colours together for new pinafores...

Making pinafores...

 Trying to take photos (It was hot and sultry in the above photo and about 20 minutes after I finished snipping threads and ironing, the cool, wet, windy change came through, right onto my photography area...)

Give up, come inside and play with pretty shabby pastels. I am way out of my comfort zone here. I can't decide if it's not quite right because I'm used to bright, bold colours and prints, or because it's not quite right. Feedback welcome. I am a bit proud of my first play with diamonds. Though, I had to get Tim to do the maths for me!

And then, after dinner, sit in front of the TV and sew hexies together. (I've been doing this for a while.) Yes. Bright and scrappy is much more my style.

What are you up to this week?


  1. Love your scrappy hexagon efforts!! Are you handstitching?! Respect!

  2. gorgeous pinafores I may need to purchase one for my daughter for the summer here! Alwasy love hexies and I love bright and scrappy! xx

  3. Jodi it all looks gorgeous!! how cute that patch is :)
    Kelly is having a link party for people with etsy shops etc - thought you might want to join in:

  4. Jodi your hexies look beautiful! I love the colors and the fabrics you chose.
    The pinafores are adorable too! :)

  5. Your pinnies and hexies are beautiful. Your shabby pastels look nice too but I prefer the brights :)

  6. I'm such sucker for brights! Your pastels look fine and the colors blend beautifully , but................I am loving the brights ! Well done you though for stepping outside your comfort zone :)


I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx