Saturday, April 25, 2009

Purple Jersey Dress

Here's something I made earlier this year. The fabric was a clearance item at Spotlight, at $4 a metre. This is half of it (ie $5 worth) (plus about three times that in trim!), and the rest became a skirt. It was really just an experiment in sewing jersey for the first time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Purple Missoni Skirt

Tessuti were selling this Missoni knit for about $80 a metre. From it I made this skirt, and (photo to come) a cropped jacket. I bought about 1.3m, so 2 garments for just over $100 isn't bad. I finished the elastic in the waist in the car on the way to Justene's farm in April 2009.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our first school holidays

Inspired by the art of Catherine Swan, and after a trip to IKEA to spend a $10 voucher on a white shadow frame, Thomas and I marbled paper using the shaving foam and food dye method, then cut and mounted butterflies. The cutting and mounting was more my department than Thomas', I have to admit!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The cake for the mothers' group birthday party

It has become traditional for me to make the mothers' group birthday picnic cake. Here they are in order:
The first year was a cupcake tower (2005):

The second year (2006) was a number 2 cake with animal candles:

Then a number 3 with smarties (2007):

A number 4 with racecars driving through fields of flowers (2008):
And this year (2009), a number 5 with a rainbow: