Monday, 21 January 2013

a little challenge on the side...

the postman delivered a little treat today, my umbrella prints trimming pack

each year they run a little competition using there sweet packs.  this year the competition period runs from march to june with entrants posting their wares onto a pinterest board.  i am a lot excited but it is a competition so you will not see my plans until i am done.

this year i'm in and i have my best friend joining me, will anyone join us? do let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

new for master pitter and momma

you may have seen that miss pitter gets the lions share of sewing goodlyness, but after sorting her heaving wardrobe as part of a mammoth (love that word and wish that woolly mammoths were not a thing of the past) tidy (tidy is a very polite term) i can no longer justify making her many more clothes for a year or two at least.


master pitter and momma get a turn.

i have bought my first 2 japanese pattern books (i know you have had them for years.)  and with my pocket money i was off to the fabric store to load up, yes more, but much more manly than usual

so there are plans afoot and after finishing off my last market commission it will be a go go.

Monday, 14 January 2013

miss pitters kit

linen,cotton and vintage doily with dot bias ties

the lovely cotton print on the back with a button tag label

so many times miss pitter stands beside me at the machine and asks if what i am making is for other boys and girls and so many times i say yes.

there is a little whimper, a dropped lip and then the light switch is flicked and she asked if she needs to try it.  ohh so helpful you may think but i pay in chocolate for this kind of help.

but all tolled i think she comes out trumps in the wardrobe department this is a selection of her summer kit.  i feel a little relived looking back on these and saying yes for you miss pitter.

fine wool apron with doily breast plate
little pitter leg cozies (or robot legs if you are 3 and cool)
recycled merino hat with fabric trim and button (when your 3 all you need is a warm head)
voile and white linen pop over with mustard bias from nonnas stash
the softest linen i have ever touched with doily front.  the back panel is from the same voile as the above top
and buttery soft drill with vintage lace pocket and knee details, once again thank nonna for the lovely extras

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

and so it begins again

so much fell by the wayside last year in the whirlwind that is master pitter.  I wish I had cared for my friends more and myself for that matter.  but no fear it is a new beginning, a wonderful thing.

my resolutions are a little softer than the get fit, loose 20 kg variety (although that would be nice), I plan to 

  • entertain once a month
  • move towards whole grains (but there will always be the occasional white scroll and dinner roll.)
  • increase our family fruit and vegetable intake 2 fold and reduce our (I should say my) sugar consumption 4 fold.
  • complete the computer courses i have been thinking on for half the year.
  • have a weekly date night (most likely a movie on the couch) each and every week with mr pitter (makes him sound more like mr darcy, I think I have just changed his name)
  • and to do 2 organised family activities each month.
  • and those old goodies
  • putting the washing away straight away (may I say this must excludes the 8 loads sitting wistful about the house now) and making the bed.
now 8 is not an amazing or meaningful number but that is what I have, more will surely come about.