10 March 2009

doing stuff...

Nappies that is.

I currently have fifteen of the little suckers on the go, assembly line style, and still have about another ten to go. I can't spend too much time on them at once though, all those little loose flannel fibres get up my nose and make me all sinus-y.
It's my sister-in-law's birthday this week and I thought I'd make the Puff purse as part of her present. It's a Nicole Mallalieu pattern that I bought through her on-line shop a few weeks ago. Nicole is a very talented designer and seamstress, and her patterns are very well written. She'll often warn you if a certain part is tricky which makes life a lot easier and not quite as bad as you might fear. The kit comes with interfacing and the purse frame as well, which is nice. You can also order extra notions/supplies through the shop.
The weekend just gone. I used to be part of this picture, and in some ways I do miss it. I like to get stuck in and work hard on some manual labour, but as there's a lot of lifting involved I'm just not capable right now naturally. So I sit by and knit or sew....... or take a photo of the new car -

We needed something more suited to Bruny roads (most of them are dirt), able to tow the boat with ease, back seats for baby and a canopy on the tray for doggy, these sort of vehicles seem to tick all the boxes. So, gone is my little red wagon (*sniff*) and enter the big white beast.


  1. Say goodbye to the old towelling nappies. I feel so old. Everyone has these fancy homemade ones now. Sounds like you need a working bee! The purse is fabulous - love the fabric.

    Hope you are feeling well.

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)

  2. Love the purse and the nappies. So glad you gave us a little insight into how you are doing. I could not for the life of me remember your due date and was wondering how you were doing. It is so exciting. No manual labor for now,but all the things you are making for the wee one will be something to cherish and pass on to the next generation. (Don't know about the nappies, but the knitting. LOL)
    Take care,

  3. Wow...handmade nappies, good on you!!! And The Big White Beast looks just perfect for all that outdoorsy stuff you do!!!

  4. Your production line looks great.

    Glad to hear how you are doing. Enjoy the relaxing moments as much as you can.

    My girlfriend called this evening, her daughter is due in 2 weeks, and she went into labour tonight. It is going to be some exciting times ahead.

    Great looking "white beast".