I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex and one Singer 20 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


O.K., so she's only two and it's Kinda-dance and so far she has only learnt the cha-cha ------ but B.B. just HAS to have a Ballerina Bag .... found this great fabric today in Spotlight ..

Bag making in process right now!

Also ran these little shorts up for her and of course, a tee to match! (Shorts by me, tee from Big W, applique by me!)

Chloe's belated birthday present is all ready to be sent in the mail.....

Dolly came out o.k. - can you spot the mistake? .. Her arms are upside down! well, according to the pattern they are! I have NO IDEA how I did this - so I'm just going to say that she has her arms spread wide ready to give Chloe a hug! and check out the gorgeous brooch! This is just what I had in mind! Chloe can wear it herself if she wants to .. thanks to the girls at Sckafs Fabrics, Indooroopilly!!

So, back to the sewing machine..... we've just had a great thunderstorm and now it's raining - how I love to sew when it's raining! (and in case you are wondering.... yes, I am playing my country music!!! Jim Reeves "He'll Have to Go" is on right now :-) I know, not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it!!


  1. hi Helen, some lucky little girls! Getting spoilt rotton! Enjoy you sewing in the rain!

  2. I am sure Chole will be delighted with her gorgeous gifts. Now if you had not told me I would never have known Dolly's arms are upside down. Looks fine to mw.

  3. Helen, dolly's arms look fine to me! When I stick my arms out my thumbs are 'up'! LOL! Chloe will love her!

  4. It all looks gorgeous. Love the fabric you found at Spotlight.

    Sewing for little girls is so much fun.

    We've had half decent weather for a few days. Yay! Spring is here!

  5. Oh Helen everything is so cute. Enjoy the rainy sewing day. We are just beginning Fall with all the leaves turning orange, red, yellow and brown. Love this time of year.