Monday, 29 August 2011

Raiders Of The Fabric Stash

Kids grow so quickly.

Summer clothes from last year are a bit hit and miss in the 'fitting" department, and as we're about to go sun hunting (ie holiday in QLD) my kids need new clothes.

As the result of some, aah, lets call them budget miscalculations (oopsy), I thought it would be responsible and frugal to dig in the fabric stash and make some creations for the girlies rather than buy them.

The young boy cocked his head and looked at me in complete disbelief - "ah, don't make me anything will you Mum ???!?!" with a wide eyed look of fear. Yep, we've crossed the line into the territory commonly known as "Clothes that my Mum makes are sooo not cool".

Decorated a couple of $5 t-shirts from Big W (must have "sparkles, apparently).Whipped up a tote bag using the "throbbing member" fabric as a lining - thanks to Julie's wonderful suggestion. It shall now be known as the "Man Bag". Not sure how I feel about rumaging around in it ??....

The youngest also needed a hat. I have had Nikki's kids hat pattern sitting here, just waiting, for over a year (do you do that too ??? or is it just me?) so pulled it out and gave it a whirl. I was a bit scared as they look a bit tricky but no drama! Easy instructions that even I could follow. She's a whizz, that Nikki girl!
The youngest has a hat, the middle has placed an order and the boy gave me that same wide eyed look, said 'no thanks Mum' before I even asked and ran to his room just in case I measured his head.

I have a couple more things to whip up before we go. Will share if I get a chance.

The sewing machine will be breathing a sigh of relief when we leave on our holiday. It hasn't worked this hard in ages!




  1. Love all these creations (especially the 'man bag').
    Please tell "the boy" that I would be delighted to make him something lovely and pink!!
    Have a ball in the sun.
    Andi xx

  2. Wow you have been busy - I love that colourway of the Joel Dewberry birds - very nice!

  3. Love the 'man bag'. Happy rummaging.

  4. What do you mean "scary"?!!...... I'll always hold your hand through the sewing jungle and showyout the way!!

    Glad the hat was a hit with at least 2 in the family.

  5. I mean "SHOW YOU THE WAY"....


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