The Week So Far in Pictures




In no particular order, here are some of the other things I made in the last week.


A “new arrival” package for our friends in Brazil who had a little baby boy. A Little Lamb pillow, appliqued tie onesie and striped brimmed beanie.


I tested a new shoulder bag pattern (no. 191) for which is coming out soon. This one is in a corduroy pattern fabric from Lincraft my mum bought for herself which she wanted me to make into a big bag, so this is hers. Turned out great actually – so hopefully uses the pictures of my finished bag in their shop.


I bought some new hardware  – Silver Tie Tacks with Clutch and Silver Adjustable Rings with Flat Top Disc from etsy’s Start to Finish.

With the tie tacks I made Sets of 3 Rosettes Tie Tack Pins – great for both men and women.

Available in my Etsy store

Available in my Etsy store


And with the adjustable rings, I made a rolled fabric rosette for myself and will soon make a few for my etsy store.


The baby mannequin I made earlier in the week has been put to good use – it showcases my baby wear really well.


Next, I really wanted to design my own envelope clutch and tried a few in the past but just never turned out the way I wanted. Last week I bought a couple of sheets of plastic canvas and used them for this envelope clutch to make it sturdy and durable.

Available from my etsy store


As for my 3 boys:

Josh doing some preschool activities – colouring in, matching activity and joining the dot.


 Josh also wanted me to make him another Little Cap but with a green star on it – green is his favourite colour it seems.

Josh not too keen to having his photo taken while he’s painting.


My oldest “boy” and youngest boy after their nap:


Overall, had a very good week – very tired as I didn’t go to bed until around 3am most days.


Had a great day today – beautiful sunny day in the morning, thunder and rain in the afternoon. Just waiting for our pizza now while watching Zach eat his baked beans and hubby and Josh setting up the train tracks.


Hope everyone else is having a fabulous weekend.


Another NEW Bag For Me

Going out tomorrow night (or rather, later tonight) and so I wanted to make myself another bag – nice thing being able to sew.

I wanted to make a nice clutch that’s big enough for me to cradle under my arm. So I used a clutch pattern I already had from Instead of using a buckle for embellishment, I just used a black fabric peony brooch I made a while back. I am also in the process of making a matching business card wallet – but have stopped sewing as it’s a bit late (or rather early).



Now, to be able to  make shoes …


Oops, while I was getting the link for the clutch pattern, I bought another pattern from It’s 2-size shoulder bag – guess what I’ll be making next … ooh exciting times.


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Wristlet Clutch Bags

I wanted to make a nice cute little clutch for myself and I saw this free downloadable pattern for a cute little clutch purse from KwikSew and I had to make it. 


I used left over upholstery fabric from cushions covers I made a while back. I used another wooden bracelet from my jewellery stash as a handle – I omitted the piping edging. It turned out well as my wallet fitted perfectly in it, plus my mobile phone and keys. With the bracelet as the handle, I just slipped it on and didn’t have to worry about leaving it behind or having to have my husband hold it for me – perfect! 


As it is a free pattern, I first made sure I got permission to be able sell the bags from this pattern, and the manager of KwikSew Australia has advised me I can as long as I mention the pattern is a free KwikSew one – done! 

Yesterday, I bought a few bargains from Cotton On and Cotton On Kids. I saw these cute floral cotton drill skirts for $5 each and bought the biggest sizes to get as much fabric from it. I also saw these cute little girl’s necklaces (leather string with circle and oval rings) – great addition to my bags. 



I made wristlet bags from these skirts and used the circular rings + also 3 other ones from some spare fabrics on hand.