Thursday, July 29, 2010

Trucks Continued

This is the last truck, I made this one lined with black felt. I added cardboard to the sides to stiffen it and the running stitch is the insides of the truck scoop.
This is from the front.
All 3 are now finished.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Knitting Kits

I bought these in Spotlight, they are reduced from $13 to $9 and i bought a Kangaroo, a Koala and a Wombat. Looking forward to making them for my nephews, so all in all, they will have knitted jumpers, knitted and crochet blankets, an original toy car, and a sewn cloth book and a knitted Australian animal toy. I am so ready to be a Grandma!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Craft and Quilt Fair

Yesterday i had a lovely surprise,
My Hubby took me to the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Southbank
I Loved it! Saw a couple of friends there and saw some wonderful displays, It was wonderfully set out, could have spent thousands if i had the money, but this is what i bought.
I bought 2 book panels, both Australian flavour that i will sew for my two 3 year old nephews.
This back issue of Homespun, for the delightful dragon pattern, Jodies Coat and Cape pattern for the Kinder dolls, and this quilters foot, that should make sewing 1/4 inch circles easier.
You still have time to go if you want, it finishes on the 25th, Guaranteed that you will have a good time. The quilt display was simply breathtaking, They also had a display of some of the costumes made for the Textile Art Festival in Brisbane this year, simply stunning!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trucks Continued

Felt fabric has iron on interfacing on it to stop it from stretching, and it is easier to draw the shaped onto prior to sewing and cutting out.

Ready to be appliqued on to.

Machine sewing done, Just have to stuff the wheels and sew the pieces on by hand.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Trucks Continued

This one is a cement mixer.
By using the tipper truck body cutting off the sides and adding the cement mixer to the top i have a new truck in the making.
Pattern ready to be transformed into fabric.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trucks Continued

Windows and doors on black and silver fabric vliesofix then cut out.
backing peeled off and placed ready to iron on.
Windows and doors and lights are sewn on for added stability, pin and sew the outside edges leaving a gap for turning right sides out.
Turned right sides out, ready to stuff. Then make the wheels.

Tilli and Meg and Bargain

So nice to have my camera back! This is Meg today, she is just happy to be watching me sew.
Tilli, resting after some time out in the garden.
I bought this in Savers for $3.00, a bargain i think, brand new sealed in the packet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July
is having a Christmas in July Giveaway
Do check it out!


This is the 2010 Games Mascot finished. I had to paint him orange and he stands at 47 inches tall or 120 cm.

Trucks Continued

These are the fabrics i will be using.
Shiny silver for the windows appliqued on, black for the wheels made separately, red for the lights appliqued on and green for trucks.
While i was looking for fabrics i came across this delightful green fabric, I am thinking Monster Pillows here, for the two 3 year olds. More on that later.

Baby Trucks

Goodie! I have my camera back!
Inspired by Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac Designs freebie I am going to make a couple of boy toy trucks for my nephews in England when i go next month to the U.K. to see them for the first time. the first picture shows the materials used to make the patterns for the two toys. I went to Zart Art and replenished my cardboard requirements, which is the way i like to make my shapes.
having drafted them up using graph paper, the easiest way to do shapes not being a math person i transferred the design onto cardboard. Many of the shapes are going to double up on the transport to make things easier and to make them look like they belong as a group. Added to these two will be a car and a bike, but more on that later. They need to have seam allowances added i will do that on the fabric befor i cut it out. The windows and the grill are the same sizes and i will appliques them onto the fabric first whilst it is still flat. The wheels will be made separately. This one is the truck.
This one is the Tipper truck.
taped up to show the shape.
thew shape of the tipper truck.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Moving House

My daughter who works in Bathurst moved house over the weekend, and my youngest also moved house on the same day, quite a coincidence! He has moved into Greensborough, just a couple of suburbs away with his girlfriend Renee. He had a very action packed Saturday. 1. Move house. 2. Go to a friends engagement party. 3. Play in his band in the finals competition. and on top of all of that HIS BAND WON!! congratulations to the boys in Venomartre.
Today, It is quiet in the house and i am going to make some toys, don't know what i am going to make yet, I just need to make something.
Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Auntie Me

I became an Auntie! My sister had a baby boy on the 6th of this month. Welcome to the world, Sydney Michael!!! Both mother and baby are doing well, I have been busy making baby clothes, thinking about my sister all week, thinking, not much time left, Congratulations!!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

No Camera

I will not be posting for a couple of weeks cos i have no camera.
My middle son has gone to Thailand and taken the camera with him. He will be back on the 14th.