Category Archives: Remake

That That Quilt, A Step Closer.


This quilt is taking me forever to get done, in the last few days I have finally and I mean finally gotten the last rows of 25 squares sewn together, and that is 25 rows of 25, a feat and a half, now I must put it aside again and get onto some other sewing, like the request for a new dress (for me) and new shirt (for him), and both before my birthday.

Before I do though, let me tell you about a few of the fabrics I have used in this. The green lace for example came from an old dress, past it’s use by date but perfect for this job, th printed fabrics I have created both with screen printing a dragon that I drew up then cut into squares, the yellow is from an op shop, just a remnant that I saw had possibilities.

Stay tuned for next month as I sew each row together.

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Jewellery Re-Make Day


Due to illness I have been forced to sit and watch a movie (Dr Who (hard work that,not))and re-make some of my jewellery into some great new pieces to wear, these have all been pieces that have broken over time or I became bored with so they are now in my box of bits.

So what do you all think did I win or did I win, I think I did, these where so much fun that I want to find time to do some more, this used to be a love of mine that is now resparked (well-done being ill for this one).

New Platter


IMAG1858Now I have a favourite size platter at home that is constantly in use, only issue is it is getting past it’s use by date and dying a slow death on me, so before it is gone completely I thought it a good idea to use it as a template to make my own. So one doily for decoration and  a slab of clay and I have  anew platter now drying ready to go into the kiln and then to be painted in the colours we use at home, I am thinking one main colour and a few highlights only, or I will still be painting this into next year.

Tis Finished At Last


DSCN1112It is finally finished, it has been a long slog (see previous posts) with a lot going on at other times from garden reno, to paint stripping in the house to other sewing for gifts, but yes at long last it is done.

It has been a labour of love as it has been great fun, from using mens ties for the bias, roughly eleven meters of it and all second hand. The fabrics I used came from mens shirts and fat quarters, old lace I had and fabric from op shops.

Melbourne Cup 2012 Skirt Vogue V8425 C


DSC03460 DSC03461Okay better late than never putting my finished skirt up this is one I made for last years Melbourne Cup lunch.

The silk in it came from a dress that I unpicked, it took me a whole day to do so, and was found in a bag in a shop in Dwellingyup (WA) on my Burdastyle Weekend Away.

I have since made another one in black.

Oh and before you ask yes I made the top and the necklace, but as to pattern for the top, so long ago and so changed over time to not even remember what it started as.

The pattern show’s it sitting around your waist but I adjusted mine to sit up higher, more corset like..

Bedspread drawing for a Christmas present….


IMAG0638-1Above is my rough drawing of a bedspread I am making for a gift for Christmas.

It will use blue’s and greens for the colour scheme and black or grey not sure as yet for the tree that is awaiting to burst into new growth.

I am using fabrics from my scrap pile as much as possible, mens shirts and anything I come across that will suit.

Thinking that I will start with a darker green at the base and work up to the sky line ever getting paler, and then the skyline will go from pale blue’s to darker as they work their way up.

This will end up as a king size bedspread that can be put through the washing machine when needed.

Necklace remake 101


IMAG0628Well from the fuzzy picture above you can see I had some bits and pieces I wanted to use up…

IMAG0640And this is what I came up with, it uses up old necklaces old beads, broaches, ribbon all manner of sorts from my Alladins box.