Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wow!!! I must be on a roll. Not even halfway through the month and here I am again. When I started my tafe course I used an overlocker for the very first time ever and it was great, so I decided I needed one. Not being the richest person on the planet I knew it was going to have to be a secondhand cheapie and was expecting to have to pay at least between two to four hundred. So I started looking and look what I found.

It's a Bernina Bernette 334DS .... with differential feed!!! And guess how much..... ....$40!!!!!! Is that a great buy or not? I got it serviced which cost me $76 and it is perfect. I am so happy with it and consider myself very fortunate to find such a bargain :))

Another new toy I recently bought myself is a new camera, a lovely little 12MP Samsung. It's a fabulous little camera, neat, compact and very user friendly. However, it didn't have a case so I decided to make one. I saw some very cute cases on the blog of one of the forum ladies and decided it would be perfect, so I found the website they came from and made one out of these lovely fabrics that just went together perfectly.

Thank you to Sew Mama Sew for this free tutorial at

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hi all :) I can't believe it is June already. I I didn't even manage a single update last month!!! I shall be so glad when my 2 current tafe courses are finished.  I find they are taking up a lot of time and don't leave me much time or motivativation for other sewing or blogging.  I did manage to catch up on a couple of things though, one of which was sending out a dozen or so patterns of the finally named Baby Snug Seat to some ladies on the forum I belong to.  A number of the ladies sent me gifts as a thank you; here are some of the things I received:

How spoilt am I??  Thank you so much, ladies.  I feel very spoilt by your generosity.

Just recently the subject of UFO's came up on the forum and, like most of us in the quilting world, I have a number hidden away in a basket that I try to ignore. However, as I am not feeling up to either completing or starting any large projects due to the aforesaid tafe courses, I thought that it would be a good time to try and finish a couple of the smaller projects that were sitting around.  I am pleased to say I have completed 2 small items, so I am feeling quite pleased with myself.  The first was a tote bag ... my first, and it didn't turn out too bad, though larger than I was expecting.
The other thing I made was a cute little offset wrist pincushion, compliments of Planet June.  If you would like to make one for yourself, you can find the pattern here:
I'm really happy with it because I can use really long pins and still not practice body piercing on myself.  I couldn't decide what to stuff it with so I used a combination of sawdust, toy stuffing and rice.