Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Shout out!

Thanks so much to Lydia from Lydias Lovelies for showing off my Sling Tote pattern available here on Etsy!
Check out the gorgeous must-haves Lydia has put up on Tumblr and have a look at the beautiful crochet work she has made available on her Etsy shop.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Start 'em early!

Wow - I am just loving this: Tips on teaching your kids to sew from GeekMom.

I can't even wait till my 2 year old daughter is old enough to start! My only question is toy machine versus real machine. The obvious pros and cons are the frustrations of a toy machine that can only do chain stitch versus the safety concerns of a real machine. I was left to my own devices to explore sewing with a toy machine until I was old enough to use the real thing, my Mum's ancient Husqvarna. I don't remember ever feeling frustrated by the toy machine and even recall the proud moment I wore a dress I'd made on the thing down to the local shops. It didn't matter to me that it wasn't going to hold together forever - I was just so pleased with myself! I wonder what other people's experiences of learning to sew have been?

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bicycle fun!

Today is Ride to Work Day and I'm loving the Powerhouse Museum's Craft Punk workshops on pimping your bike with craft! Check the dates out on their website here: Craft Punk at the Powerhouse