Wednesday, August 9, 2017


I started sewing these culottes 2 months ago, I just had to add on the waistband - but then we moved and everything was packed away.

Tonight I was able to finish them.

they look just like a skirt when you wear them

And they even have pockets! Its my first time sewing in pockets - I didnt have enough of the patterned fabric so I lined them with a solid navy

Friday, July 21, 2017

a faux dori journal

What a busy few weeks! We decided to sell our house and it sold in 48 hours! And we move out tomorrow EEEK.
Ive been painting, gardening and cleaning, as well as packing, transporting and unpacking boxes. We have SO MUCH STUFF! But we are nearly done.

The new garden is a blank canvas and I will show you pictures from there soon ... but in the midst of the chaos I joined a South African journaling group on facebook and joined in their swap. Since my partner has already received her journal I will share the pages here.

Its a Midori style journal, faux leather cover. I cant remember how many pages I put in it. I really loved making this and plan to make one for myself soon

Thursday, June 8, 2017

yellow shawl

I got this lace weight acrylic yarn free with a British magazine last year. The book suggested knitting a shawl and I meant to use their pattern but I didnt.

This is a over a meter along the longest edge and weighs just 22g! Its is soft and light like a cloud!

o's and x's game

I was cleaning and found a bag of 6mm tile spacers they make perfect x's, I asked Sos what can I use for o's and he suggested bottle caps - so these are milk box tops :)

I sewed the drawstring bags in blue fabric and sewed an o's and x's board with rick rack trim on the front

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Christmas journal

I made this a while ago but didnt have time to take photos

I used a Readers Digest book cover
and crocheted a green rose that decorates the elastic holding it closed

inside cover

embossed tissue paper

I used lots of scrapbooking embellishments in this one