Sewing : Simplicity Skirt

After sewing so many tops (yet to be blogged) from this pattern, I decided to try the skirt.  It was quick and easy and I love how it turned out. 

This started out as a reversible headband but when I was ironing it I thought it looked pretty cool half and half, a kind of mishmash.  So I went with it and topped it off with a yo-yo and fabric covered button.   

Myah modelled for me before we wrapped it and gave it to the birthday girl.  

Isn't she beautiful!

Skirt Pattern ~ Simplicity (Sewing for Dummies) 4206
Size ~ 10 on an 8 year old
Fabric ~ Michael Miller Dandy Damask and Michael Miller Dumb Dot

Crafting : Canvas Art

A few weeks earlier I had bought a large canvas to paint but it ended up being eyed off by my daughter and nieces during the September school holidays.

Being the cool mum and aunty that I am, I gave the girls my supplies.

After painting the canvas red, we ladelled the white paint from the tin into ziplock bags and then snipped the tiniest bit off the corner.  The girls were super nervous to paint over the red.

Finally, away they went.

The masterpiece!  Hanging proudly in the kids loungeroom.

Canvas ~ The Reject Shop
Paint ~ A sample pot of Retro Red from Bunnings and a tin of white paint from my shed
Cushions ~ Kmart

Sewing : Oliver + S Class Picnic Shorts

Earlier this year I made these, cute huh.

Pattern ~ Oliver + S Class Picnic Shorts
Size ~ 12
Fabric ~ Both from Spotlight