Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Golden Dressmaker - Pattern 247

It's now summer in Australia and my two boys are in need of some new PJ's.
I spotted some Star Wars fabric and got a few meters of each, this is the first one I'm working with.

Next the pattern.
I use 247 to draft up a pattern, taking out the collar and pocket. This pattern is for my tallest boy.

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the Garden

For the last few week ends I've been potting around in my little backyard. The grass is dying off thanks to the dog but since that's all I have to worry about from him it could be worse. 

My banana tree has fruit but the pawpaw's are not so good.

Some of the herbs are growing like weeds, I've just added some sweet basil. 

And I've planted out my first square foot garden bed.
It has broccoli,  cabbage,  lettuce ans beetroot.

I'm slowly getting some ME time back and while I am still having issues with getting on the Internet I don't think it's all that bad. My sewing has truly come to a halt as we prepare for renovations.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Sewing

It was cool and wet most of today, perfect sewing weather. Today was all about fixing.  Fixing rips, pulls, missing button's and anything else the family had for me. I'm back to using my mother's machine as mine is getting serviced.  The downside is the back stitch is not working.

The photo is of my son's chair bag for school,  he got a big rip. Hopefully this will hold.

I am also going through my ufo's to see what I can finish. I think you have to be in the mood for some projects.

Happy Sewing people.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What am I going!

Ok so that wasn't a question but more a case of me feeling very lost. I can no longer assess my blog via my laptop as chrom and it are not playing nice. Even this way, via my tablet, I am unsure how well it is working.

It's been a while and life has been flying by. Instead of playing catch up I am simply try and pop on at least once a week . I have a few vintage magazine's, some crafts, cooking and other homemaker bits to share. So here's to finding time in my day for me and my blog.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Wardrobe Architect

I haven't been on the computer a whole lot of late, you know life and stuff and it's not a part of my daily routine. But over at Coletterie they started this great idea

and if I finish nothing this year but this for myself I will be happy. The first post is great in talking about what to do and how/ were to start. I have added there button so please let me know if you too are joining in.

I am a bit behind so more is yet to come.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Homemade White Bread

  For Christmas I was given a new mixer, so I treated myself to a new book.
The children and I really enjoyed this show and I have cooked a few bit from there website. 

I would have liked to do more with this post but as I was cutting this lovely fresh bread the knife jumped and sliced through my finger. So just these photos.

I am fine and the bread was great.
Next on my list of things to learn, how to slice home made bread safely.

Hope your cooking is yummy and safe.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


For a short week I had the use of a deep fryer. There were so many thinks I wanted to cook but this was the most popular with my family. Churros are like a long form of doughnut covered in cinnamon sugar and are best eaten once cooled but while still crisp.

You can see to the side I used my cookie press to make mine.

I was helped out by my children. It was very easy to make, lovely to eat and smelled great.

I got the idea to make these from a YouTube channel a friend of ours does the voice over for.

If you watch it I hope you enjoy it as much was we did.