Thursday, May 31, 2007


Although my sewing has been lax, I have been cooking heaps. I'm trying to keep the grocery bill and these kids keep eating the pantry bare!! I have resurrected the bread maker and have been experimenting with recipes. Will post THE best one for everyday bread when I am happy with it.

Of course, keeping the lunch boxes filled is an never ending battle here, which often has me baking late at night for the following day. Last night I made this yummy Ginger Slice CraftyMamas ~ View topic - Ginger Slice! and a Lemon and Poppy seed version of the TWG muffins. I also made a batch of soda crackers from Not Just Beans, but although tasty, they are a bit heavy. Back to the drawing board on the crackers.

And on the fibre side...I am finally up to the neckline of my tank from Big Girl Knits...thank goodness. I had no idea it would take me so long. Perhaps I should stick to smaller project until I lose about 10 dress sizes! Seriously, plus size knitting is a LOT of stitches!!

Monday, May 28, 2007


I have been sadly neglecting my Blog lately, mainly due to being so busy with other things in life. I did manage to get a tee shirt made for me last week. From my fave Ottobre Design Woman, issue 1, Pattern 2. The fabric was a piece I found at the Op Shop a while back. A gorgeous mauve colour, in a cotton spandex knit.I can't remember if the fabric cost me 50 cents or $1, but still cheap either way.

The trickiest part of the tee is the bound neckline, however, we did a Sew along on this a while back on Crafty Mamas CraftyMamas ~ View topic - SEWALONG ~Kids t shirt ( easy peasy).

I think I need a few more tees, possibly stencilled also. I am also having mad thoughts of tie dying a few of the pieces of hemp fabric I have in my stash. Lots to ponder....hemp is so lovely to sew.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


It's SALE time at CraftyMamas Online Shop! All YARN magazines are reduced to a crazy $2 a copy! Stocks are limited, so be quick!!

If you have ever wanted to get your hands on some back issues, now is the perfect time!

I need to clear some room in the SHOP cupboard, so they have to go!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


It's here! The lovely new edition of Ottobre Design kids. Full of beautiful patterns for girls and groovy patterns for boys! Availabe in the CraftyMamas Online Shop!

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