Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pure joy

A vintage sheet
A vintage tablecloth
An amazing patchwork cushion
A package of ric rac
A little tin of buttons

Put them all together and my heart sings with pure joy!

- Posted by Melissa from my iPhone

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Screen printed & crochet granny square library bag

Miss 'E' started Kindy this year, and was terribly excited about needing a library bag. She is always 'needing' a new bag of some description and this time she knew her needs were warranted! I wanted her to have a pretty little library bag that was easily distinguished from the others. And I wasn't bowing to the pressure of buying a mass produced, licensed character one!

This is what we came up with.

A blank calico bag, a few crochet granny squares, an appliqu├ęd letter 'E', a little bit of ric rac, a fabric scrap, some grosgrain ribbon and a handful of vintage buttons.

A beautiful vintage style gocco screen print.

And it was finished.

Ta Da

- Posted by Melissa from my iPhone

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vintage Sheets

My love for vintage and retro fabric is going strong, and my stash of vintage sheets is steadily growing.  I have a lot of photos that I haven't posted, so over the next few days I am going to post them all.  Just to clear the backlog of photos.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Test run

I have just downloaded blogpress on my phone. This blog post is a test run.

I have the crochet bug at the moment. It's amazing how accomplished to feel when you finish a little granny square.

- Posted by Melissa from my iPhone

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Get Organized

Just a little new year tidying of my sewing room (lord knows it needed it). 

Family Holiday Fun


above are some photos of the kids undertaking their Christmas holiday activities. (Mum didn't seem to get many of her projects/activities done during this time!!!)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas for Teachers

 This year I made notebook covers and christmas ornaments as gifts for my boy's school teachers.  The ornaments are made from cornflower & bi-carb soda and were so much fun to make (miss "E" and I made quite a big mess)