Saturday, July 4, 2015

All American Saturday Spotlight

Since this weekend is the 4th of July, I thought I really should showcase some of the all American links from this week's Round Tuit!

First of all some snacks..



And of course some creative crafts!



I hope you enjoyed these features and to all my American bloggy  friends and readers - have an awesome 4th July weekend!


Happy Weekend to all!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

New jewellery storage


It's the school holidays just now here in Cairns and I'm really enjoying spending time with my girls.
At the beginning of the week we spent some time tidying and sorting the girls' bedrooms. While we were doing this, my youngest accidently knocked a shelf in her room, bringing it and it's contents crashing to the ground. Unfortunately her big jewellery box was one of the things that was smashed apart in the fall.

I could look at glueing the pieces back together - but I'm not the biggest fan of glue, and a lot of the wood pieces are split quite badly, so I think the pieces might just be de-constructed for another use!

So - my daughter needed somewhere to keep her jewellery. Since her room is very ...erm...full, something smaller is definitely better!

I decided to make her a jewellery bag.

She chose the fabrics, and I went back to my own
jewellery bag tutorial and whipped one up.
It has several small pockets on the inside - so all those chains can be kept separate and not get all tied and tangled up!

It's such a cute little style of bag, I think I might make a few more for my Madeit shop.  They'd be great little Christmas presents I think.

I'm getting lots of sewing done with and for my girls this holidays. I'll have lots of projects to share on the blog, very soon!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Round Tuit 264

It's the school holidays again here in Cairns! Two weeks with my girls home, and as always we've got all sorts of things planned - including lots of sewing! So stay tuned - I'll be sharing some things we make!

But for now - let's see what everyone else has been up to!

Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, 9
 Free Robot Appliqué Templates from Threading My Way:


Finally, this cool idea for a pillow - an American Flag from Hexagons from Behind the Seams Sewing:


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Monday, June 22, 2015

A Round Tuit 263

Hello and welcome to another week at Creating my way to Success.
I'm just back from a few days away with my eldest daughter as she was playing hockey for the region at the state championships!
Back now to the last week of school before the holidays again! Goodness me that came around fast!

So let's get started and see what wonderfully creative things you've all been up to this past week!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this gorgeous 
Bon Voyage Duffel Bag Tutorial from Sew Can Do:


Finally, a super simple but fabulous idea for a 
Father's Day gift from Divine Lifestyle:


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Turtle Softie from Jeans and Skirt


I've got a bit of a turtle thing going on just now - with last week's Turtle Tote and my recent Jeans Pocket Turtle. I also volunteer at a local turtle rehabilitation centre where I help feed and look after sick turtles; and with the help of funds from my E-book, I also sponsor a turtle through the WWF (Mitch)

But back to my own made stuffed turtle!
I found the pattern through Pinterest several weeks ago and printed out the template pattern to try out. However when I came to make the turtle, I found the website has now gone!  Still, I had the printed pattern,

 and it wasn't tricky to figure out how to make it so I gave it a go.

The shell I cut from the skirt, drew on the hexagon pattern using a cardboard template and pencil, then stitched over the lines.

Then I cut the head, arms and legs from the green jeans, and sewed and stuffed it all together.  I think he turned out really cute!

Hopefully another hot sale item for the school stall!

As always, I have a pile of left over fabric, zips, buttons etc - which will also be upcycled into things for the stall!



To see what else I've made for this year's school carnival from old clothes - go here. I'm using all old clothes from last year's carnival clothes stall, to show we can 'use what we've got' to raise funds for the school!

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