Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sewing Weekend for my gadgets

Yep I am a gadget girl, I even like looking at tools in the hardware shop - you never know what they can be used for I love it.  Before I went on my awesome trip to Australia I went and treated myself to an IPad2 and a Kindle, (I already told you I love gadgets LOL) sooo this weekend I decided I needed a nice case for my IPad, one of a kind type of course.   I found a tutorial online which looked pretty great and also had instructions for a zipper (my first time for a zipper OMG)

Yesterday I made the below and it was a great tutorial - I struggled with the pocket and inner lining when turning out and then after finishing found that I had the batting in where the pocket inner was this morning it got unpicked and fixed.  (am I not a good girl)

 Unfortunately when I went to put my IPad into the cover it was just a wee bit too snug for me as I have the snap on lid (as above in a nice lime green) which made all the difference in fit.   Sooooo I decided to make my own IPad cover and went ahead and made a pattern utilizing part of the zip tutorial from above as I understood that LOL..... but decided didn't want the hassle of the lining having to be sewn to the top and then pulled out etc so did it my way (isn't that a song)..  

Below are my two covers - I have my kindle in the one I made yesterday a bit roomy for it but that's ok it works and its protected and also room for the USB cord, and on the right is my IPad cover which my IPad fits into just nicely with a tad of room for movement - which makes me feel more comfortable about no pressure on the screen, THESE THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE - Treat them with love and care he he...... can you tell I love mine ......

The zipper I had left at home was a large one with big teeth and my machine was not a happy puppy but heck this is prototype stuff it needs to get over it LOL...... I will change things a bit next time - refine it a bit - but am happy with the ease it went together especially with the zip pocket.   I cant seem to get an accurate pic of the colours though I tried two cameras and the Ipad but the material just doesn't seem to want to photograph nicely.  Its actually a gorgeous teal blue with lime green and yellow......

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holiday pics from Australia

Hello everyone who might still be reading this LOL - anyways have been on holiday in Australia with the CRAFT girls and have a heap of pics to share of our fantastic time.  I miss them so much already they are like sisters and we have the best time together, its like we have known each other all our lives.   I spent the first night in Australia with Dan and Danielle and had a fantastic time and then off to meet the girls and head to Mt Alford for a few days, then to an apartment for an night and then off to Diana's for the rest of the trip, was wonderful.  So here are a heap of pics of the trip hope they don't take too long to download.

 kitchen and dining

 bedroom and ensuite

Amanda, Sharon3
 Amanda and Khris
 Anita and Khris shopping
 Girls with the big girls panties LOL we had a game where we all had to get in two teams and each one had to put the panties on and off and the winner was the one that got it done first
 Diana, Amanda and Khris
 Diana working on her quilt top
 Diana, Me and Khris
 The girls eating (again)
 shopping at bargain box
 shopping again LOL
 Me, Diana and Amanda hard at work
 Amanda giving Helena a head massage with a thing that looked like a medieval torture thing, but boy was it fantastic, if anyone knows where to get one I want one.
Anita and Lynda
Girls with their sewing

Not sure what Diana was doing here LOL

Anita, lois and Khris
 Sharon and Khris in Bargara
 Me taking pics LOL
 The two sharons and Amanda and Lois
Girls eating again
 Our lounge in the apartment we had for one nigth
 Our host at Mt Alford jumping into our pic
 sharon, khris and diana at Bargara
 Sharon eating prawns at Dianas
 Pudding LOL

Anita and Khriss Grandson the cute wee pixie
 Khris and Ash relaxing
 Ash, Diana and Sharon
 Lois having a cuddle
Khris having a cuddle

Sunday, July 3, 2011

1st Journal page for my drawings done

I have started a journal to try and get better with the drawing/painting etc....... so here is the first one, I really suck at paints I can tell you all, I repainted the hair 3 times and now have given up LOL and decided to call it done for now, I obviously need a lot more practice using the paints and brush - it totally drove me to distraction....anyways will post them as I do them, hopefully it will encourage me to do better as I go back through my beginning attempts   :o)))

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Attempted a drawing

Was a cold and rainy day here yesterday so sat down in the lounge with my pencils and started a drawing, I would  like to learn how to paint properly so am going to start sketching stuff into a book, but this I had just grabbed a lined page and started sketching, not great but better than I expected LOL

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hello from my poor neglected blog

Well its been a long time since I posted anything here.  Actually its been a while since I have been creative at all unfortunately, you know sometimes we get a lot of lemons all at once which take a while to turn into lemonade, and I prefer to keep this blog a happy place.    BUT its time to put on the "big girl panties" and get back into my creating, its the one thing that normally helps when the going gets tough.  I do have some pictures of Craft Group stuff to show and a wee dabble in the clay which I have been attempting.  Sooo the first pic is of a head I have been playing with, I made some eyes a while ago which really are not big enough for this poor guy but I did want to see how they baked up etc and if it was worthwhile me making some more, which it is as the price of eyes is horrendous.  So this guy is just to test the eyes and give me some practice again, I'm still not very good at this clay stuff but do find it enjoyable - I always seem to get characters out of the clay, doubt you will ever see any pretty fairies here LOL LOL.....   sorry about the pics today is overcast and not much light to difficult to get reasonable pics.    I have to thank Jodie Creager for her awesome DVD on making heads which has helped me get a reasonable mouth going, mouths are my nemesis but I think after watching her fantastic DVD I might be able to get it right. 

 I had a dabble at making a softee type "something"  LOL was a lot of fun but I still have to finish the final stuffing.

Next pic is of an awesome quilt one of the girls has made at Craft, I just love it and what a heap of work in it but perfect for a Granddaughter.  I am seriously tempted to have a go at this myself, I have 5 Granddaughters, I wonder if they would like something like this, I do need to make all of them a quilt at some stage.

Next up - the girls have been making Jill Maas patterns again and here are a few of the characters.

 Next up is a bag Berryl made - lots of work in this one