Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's been a while

since I last posted,  but things have been a little frantic around here lately.  Let me give you the run down.  We have been building a new room to house my "Sewing Studio"  duly named by myself.  I have changed it around 4 times in the last month trying to get the right feel.  This is where it is at the moment lol.

This is my cutting table/cardmaking/printing/anything goes table.  Last Saturday it acted as a afternoon food table for my husbands slot car group.
This is the bookcase that seperates my "Sewing Studio"  from this
My husbands hobbie Slot Car Racing Track.  This takes up more than half of the room,  my "sewing studio"  take up about 1/3rd of the room and the rest is where the kids can sit and watch Tele and play games etc...

Anyway its this parcel that has got me off my backside and made me blog.  Its my Santa Sack swap parcel from my partner of allthingsrustyandfabric.blogspot.com This santa sack is so gorgeous I absolutely love it especially the stitchwork,  which I must say I am taking a fancy to.  I am pretty excited about this swap its such a fun idea.  What we do is month one (july)  we send off a santa sack and 2 presents to go in the santa sack.  Then at the start of each month till December we send 2 more presents a months  making a total of 12 presents ready to open at Christmas time.  This will be the most presents I have ever had since I was a child,  in actual fact I probably never got that many when I was a child lol.  I will blog about what I sent when my partner receives her parcel.
There have been lots of sales around lately and I managed to pick up these 3 books for a grand total of $15,  and I must say I am pretty stoked about that.   I have become very interested in embroidery and stichwork in general lately, I suppose its just part of my creative/creation package that I have come to love.  I have yet to actually read the books but I will get to them soon  because I now have a lot more time on my hands.  
For the last 6 months I have been attending a sewing/pattern making course and it finally finished last week.  I have learnt a tremendous amount of skills from this course and I so keen to start using them.  Here are a few things that I made along the way...

 Moulin Rouge inspired costume
Felt hand completely hand stitched monster skulls
 A weekender bag
and a hoodie.  I did make lots of other things as well but I just can't find the photos at the mo.
And finally my latest little project I started on the weekend,  is to redo these wooden stacker blocks for my grandson Leighton,  mod podge all the way.


  1. YOUR space looks great!!!!! So tidy and organised :O) Great projects too!!
    Looking forward to spending some time with ya... Hope your feeling better soon. Tricia

  2. Your sack is great, looks like a lot of thought and work has gone into it.

  3. For someone who's still organising, your room looks great!
    The sack is sensational...just LoVe it. You're correct this swap is FUN! Cheers

  4. The santa sack is fabulous.