Sunday, 17 March 2013

Monday Made It Likes – For baby

Here are my weekly finds from Made It, Something For Baby:

for baby Collage

  1. Custom Woodland Owl mobile from Lullaby mobiles and designs
  2. Set of 3 Animal wall art prints from The whimsical Bird
  3. Christening/Naming day girls dress from By LJC
  4. Boys and Girls Newborn soft sole shoe from One Styled Child
  5. Baby Shower Bathtime Gift Set from Outrageous
  6. Boys Personalised/Name blanket from My Little Button
  7. Hand crocheted baby bird from Cuddle Corner
  8. Baby Boy Suspender Pants outfit from Little Boutique Kids

Support handmade!!!!

Jennifer xx


Friday, 15 March 2013

New to the Made It store


What a gorgeous day we are having here in Queensland.  I have the garage door all the way up so that I can enjoy the day while still doing a little bit of craft and sewing.

I have just uploaded these items to the Made It store, ready for a new home:

sweetheart crochet beanie 2

orange elephant crochet dress 3


demask crochet dress 1

Hope you are all having a wonderful day too!

Jennifer xx


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Monday Made It Likes

Thought I would keep in with the theme of Eat. Craft. Sow  green theme for Saint Patricks Day:

saint patricks day Collage

  1. Baby Ruffle Pants Nappy Cover from Shop Funke Designs
  2. Frog Softie from Kimikokuties
  3. Clutch purse from Kerri’s Hangups
  4. Green Hill Drift Print from Kathy Panton
  5. Handmade Personalised Bib from The Cabbage Patch
  6. Irish Tea Towl from Mayfield Made
  7. Cushion from Made By Jen
  8. Vintage Fabric Button Drop Earrings from Mopoke Designs

Happy Shopping

Jennifer xx



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Crochet Baby Clothes book review

Coming soon to Eat Craft Sow

Crochet baby clothes


Conquering your fears

I have had a few accessory feet for my sewing machine and overlocker for over a year now and have never used them.  To be honest its because I have been too scared to lol.  Yep they seemed very scary to me and as I didn’t have much of a lesson from the shop that I purchased the overlocker from (I was told to refer to the pattern I was using, yeah thanks for the help) I just put it in the too hard basket.

So when the fabric challenge came up I thought right it’s time that I used these accessory feet to make my items, really how hard can it be.  Hubby bought the Rotary Even Foot with Rolled Hem and Bias Binding attachments for Mother’s Day 2 years ago and I have only ever used the bias binding.  It makes the job so easy as bias binding is not one of my favs to sew. 


But the gathering foot on my overlocker well I tried it out once or twice and I just could not control the material as it feed through.  Well after a few goes on some scrap material it really wasn’t as scary as I thought. In fact I have been kicking myself for not trying sooner as there has been a few projects that I have completed the hard way lol.

The rolled hem makes for a beautiful finish and sews so much straighter then I think I can.  And the gathering attachment on the overlocker is a lot easier then the big gathering attachment I have for my sewing machine.  My next thing to overcome is shirring!!!!

sewing machine accessories Collage

Pictures 1, 2 and 3 are of the rolled hem attachment and 4, 5 and 6 the gathering attachment for the overlocker.  Sorry for the quality of the photo’s used my phone as my camera just want get that close for some reason.

Do have something that you keep putting off?

Jennifer xx


Monday, 4 March 2013

Little Starfish Fabric Challenge

In January I joined the Little Starfish fabric challenge where the owner Deb post out 2 different yards of fabric and accessories and you have to use them to create something that is WOW factor and people then vote for their favourite creation.  The cost for the challenge is $15 plus postage and you can win a $30 voucher.

I have been playing with ideas in my head for weeks and wanted to try out an idea I had using both fabric and yarn.  And this is what I have come up with:

Fabric Challenge 1

Fabric Challenge 2

The sizing is for 6 to 12 months and I just love the fabric that Deb sent out. Would love if you could all vote for me when the entries are up on Little Starfish Fabrics.

Jennifer xx