Over the holiday I enjoyed sewing and creating a few items. I began with up-cycling a top never worn into a skirt for Princess. So bright and funky, she loves it. It was simply a matter of cutting the bodice top off and turning the edges over. Quite handily the rows of shirring on the back […]
My younger girls have long been begging me to purchase a long nightie for them. However they are impossible to find in the stores unless I was willing to pay $100+ online. I bought a very pretty Sheridan doona cover from the op-shop and with the aid of this peasant dress tutorial and these shiring […]
Two years ago I was totally inspired by Jennifer’s Fr Oak, not only the craftmanship of the materials but the whole concept behind Father Oak. To help focus the children’s attention on the liturgical year in a visible and tangible manner. Everyday the children change the vestments of the ‘priest’ in conjunction with the liturgical […]
A dear friend sent me some beautiful material, my plan was to make Mass bags for my little ones. Yesterday I completed them! An A4 size they are just the right size to fit prayer books in. The children can’t wait to use them. I had plans to give you a quick tutorial on making […]
After completing my first nappy cover I had every intention of knitting more. I even started and progressed about a quarter of the way along. However in the holidays I finally admitted defeat and asked Grandma if she was willing to complete the cover for me. Thankfully she was:) In a matter of hours it […]
When our recent sewing bug hit, Michelangelo and Princess got into the act and made some pot mitts with Grandma’s help. We first drew around Michelangelo’s hand onto tracing paper for a template. For each glove he cut four, the padded thickness for safety. They then added a double rectangle strip to join the hands […]
Last week I visited my friend Deanne who is talented in all things homemaking. She excitedly showed me some fabric buckets she had made and I totally, instantly developed a case of covetousness; I wanted my own fabric buckets. Obviously I ‘interrogated’ my friend and wrote down her instructions so I could make one. What’s […]
My friend Anne has given me this beautiful piece of material. I’ve been pondering what to use it for? It has finally occurred to me that it would make lovely Mass bags. I’m planning on having special items to help my little ones focus on the Mystery. Any ideas/ suggestions of designs or patterns?