Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Christmas Project

I have a one day Christmas Project coming up on THURSDAY NOV 29.

9.00 – 2.30
$40 + materials

If you are interested, contact me and I will send you the requirements.

Numbers are limited.

PS I know a picture would be ideal, but that's another story. lol

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Lutterloh Pants

Spent Monday with Sonja from Lutterloh Patterns and drafted a collared shirt and a pair of trousers. Had a great day and learned heaps. Met some lovely ladies too.
I have even been able to sew up a pair of pants and wear them out last night.

Lutterloh Patterns
The original pattern for drafting

Pants ready to go. I decided to shorten the waist as I prefer pants to sit below my belly button. This made them a bit too loose so I added a granny style elastic to the back as I was in a hurry to wear them out. I made them from a stretch woven cotton in my stash and they are so comfortable. I also moved the zipper to the side.

Wow. I love the way this lady thinks...

 Oversized buttonholes using your 1-step buttonhole.
 What a great idea.

Monday, 22 October 2012

A few extra sewing hours ...

Need some extra sewing hours before Christmas?

Join me on Thursdays Nov 15, 29 and Dec 13 
anytime after 9.30 for just $10.

This is not a class as such, but an opportunity to get some
serious sewing done before Christmas.
Limited seating available.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Beaudesert Show 2012 - Cooking and HObbies

And then they baked ...

Ian came 1st with his lemons

Jay came 3rd with his slice, Encouragement with scones, 1st with melting moments, chocolate fudge, pumpkin scones and jam drops, 2nd with melting moments, and Most Successful Exhibitor. Well done Jay. I have tasted some of Jay's delicious cooking and it's definately good.

Brock received Highly Commended with his pikelets and rocky road.

Eliza came 1st with her slice, Highly Commended with her lunch box,
1st with her mashmallows, and 3rd with chocolates.

Hannah received Highly Commended with her scones, and lunch box, Encouragement with her lemon/passionfruit spread.

Harry came 1st with his hinged wooden box.

Congratulations to you all for your fabulous efforts.
You have all been very busy.
Well done!!

Beaudesert Show 2012 - Adult Section

Ellen's toddlers dress (2nd prize) & overalls, Lelsey's jumpsuit

Nita's apron made form recycled fabric and trims - 1st Prize

Nita's denim casual bag with retro style trim - 2nd Prize

Lesley's turquoise woven cushion, Ellen's pink top, white & balck sundress (2nd prize), and retro skirt (1st prize)

Beaudesert Show 2012 - Children's Section

WOW! How talented are these kids.
Most of the items in this photo belong to my students.
Well done to all who entered, and Congratulations to
those of you who won prizes.
I am so proud of you all.

I passed Nita on Sunday morning and she said she had heard my voice in her head saying "there's no show without entries". So thankyou to all who entered their sewing this year,. It was a fabulous display of talent.

I made some notes ...

Machine Made Garment up to 12 years
1st - Esther's purple spot dress
2nd - Eliza's shorts and knit top
Hannah entered her pink shorts, and black/pink top
Brock entered his reversible vest

Machine Made Garment up to 16 years
1st - Jay's purple shirt

Casual Bag up to 16 years
1st - Harry's laptop satchel

Casual Bag up to 12 years
1st - Eliza's passport bag

Quilted Item
1st - Esther's Christmas Stocking 

Machine Made Article
1st - Eliza's fabric box

Most Successful AND Most Outstanding Junior - Esther

Monday, 17 September 2012

Knitwit Spring Summer Fabric Showing

If you love sewing with knit fabrics, then get along to
Knitwit's fabric showing on
Friday October 19.

Where - Comfort Inn, 186 Toombul Rd Northgate (easy to find)

Time - Open 9.30 - 3.30 and 5.30 - 8.00

Presentations of fabrics and garments at 10, 12, 2 and 7.

Monday, 30 July 2012


Well it seems Telstra has done something stupid with my landline and it no longer exists,
so please use my mobile 0402 309 047.
This is also the number for Scenic Blinds and is not my personal mobile that some of you may already have.

Monday, 11 June 2012

 I love skirts and this book is delightful. I found it in the Beaudesert library
and have had it out more than once.
I actually haven't had the chance to make anything yet, but I really enjoy reading it
and looking at the pictures. I have drafted a pattern - for one day.

Reserve it for yourself!%20Skirts%20%3A%2016%20simple%20styles%20you%20can%20make%20with%20fabulous%20fabrics

Need help to draft your own pattern?
Call me on 5541 1752 or

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Overlocking Workshops $65
Tuesday June 19
9.00 - 2.30
Evening (2 lessons)
Tuesdays July 24, 31
6.00 - 8.45
Register your interest to

Monday, 21 May 2012

starting soon
or phone 5541 1752

Thursday, 3 May 2012

If you are interested in learning to crochet, drop me an
email on

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Pics from classes

Hannah's shoulder satchel to match her top she made at Christmas time
New jeans for Eliza, made by her Mum
Brock's first project
Darcy made herself some summer pyjamas

Ellen is making clothes for her nephew

Marg made this adorable ballet inspired bag for Miss 3.

Embroidered Towels

Special Birthday towels for twin girls

Used a crazy font for these towels.

You could WIN this beautiful towel if you buy a raffle ticket from Lisa @ Backroads or Jaz @Dye Naturally Hair. Raffle prizes are drawn at the Beaudesert Fighting Cancer Hollywood Function on Saturday April 21.