Dora the explorer nightie

I have not done any sewing for a while and this year I had promised myself that I would do some sewing for myself.  No I have not made myself a Dora the explorer nightie I have made myself some navy linen pants.  Because navy linen is so difficult to photograph you will just have…

Are you a Pinner? Do you have Pinterest boards?

I have been a follower of Pinterest for quite some time and you can spend an incredible amount of time looking at all the wonderful ideas to be found there. I find it is invaluable for great ideas for DIY and craft, also for knitting ideas although Ravelry is my main source of inspiration for…

The woodchopper, a whirligig for the garden

We were very surprised to receive this gift from my younger daughter’s partner’s father. When we were last in Canberra we had admired a wind driven woodchopper he had made for my daughter and unknown to us he decided to make one for us too. The whimsy of the chopper reminds me of my childhood…

Some finished projects

I have completed a few projects over the past few days. I had some extra fabric from the making of the laundry blind so I made a new cover for the ironing board. I made some labels for the two new shelves in the laundry. My sister had given me an old picture that they…

A further instalment on the laundry

In my previous post I didn’t mention the colour I had chosen for the laundry.  The colour is Taubman’s Mint Fresh. I have decided to make a blind to replace the peach one and I had chosen this fabric. Unfortunately the remnant of fabric I had purchased was not quite enough to make the blind….

Turning the laundry into a better place!

When we moved into our present home all the home decorating had been done in PEACH.  There was peach absolutely everywhere.  Slowly we have managed to redecorate but the bathroom and the ensuite still have to be renovated.  We are leaving that for the professionals to do.  In the meantime I have started work on…