Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway on Jettas Nest

The title pretty much says it all. The super talented Sam is having a giveway on her blog as part of the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day.

Monday, May 25, 2009

What a wonderful day!

Here are some pics from Sunday

Can you see the tree of life felt picture at the back? My friend Kirrilee (in the photo) dyed the felt and sewed the picture. It is gorgeous. She also makes the small framed felt pictures.

On this table Kirrilee's awesome dyed felt, my rainbow leggings, K's gorgeous quilt and my silk/flannel blankets.

My clothes hanging

Shhhh, don't tell K that's she's in all these pictures. I might be in trouble!

I had a lovely day. Kamaroi is a beautiful school, and the parents there do a superb job at putting on an amazing fair!

Thanks to Cass and Ema for dropping by to say hello!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm ready!

Just in case you missed it...Kamaroi School Fair, this Sunday, May 24 from 10am-3pm.

All of my lovelies coexisting with some beauties from Tin Whistle
Ready for the Fair!

(don't worry Milly I have another rack!)

I will be with my friend Kirrilee who makes felt crowns, silk capes, gorgeous felt pictures and more!

The Kamaroi Craft group is very well known for their fantastic work. So if you like beautiful crafts made from natural materials, you must come check out their offerings. I know I will be!

Round 4, 5, 6

Rainbow leggings made from organic cotton/spandex knit.

Tie Dyed Quiara tops in organic cotton/spandex knit. The fronts of the tops are tie dyed. The hood and sleeves are dyed in coordinating colours.
Quiara pink heart
Purple Flower Quiara
Orange flower Quiara

Tie Dyed Olivia Dresses in organic cotton/spandex
Rainbow Olivia with blue/turquoise
Rainbow Olivia with violet/pink background
orange flower mandala Olivia
orange star Olivia

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I used some rubberbands in my dyeing and left them sitting on the sink. I noticed that the pile had decreased, but was busy, so I didn't give it much thought.

Until last night when I sat down to sew and discovered what my little gnome had done.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mama sized

Yes, I've made myself a shirt. It looks like a Farbenmix Antonella, but it's actually an Ottobre pattern where I've divided the sleeves to mimic the Antonella. I own the Farbenmix pattern, but I like the fit of Ottobre tee's on me. The pattern is from Ottobre Woman 02/06, #2 t-shirt. The fabric is cotton/spandex knit in blood red from my fave Australian manufacturer and the sleeves are Hilco knits.
T-shirt for me

And some joyous news. The coffee machine is back home, and the repair cost was reasonable! Hooray!

Thank goodness is all I can say. I seriously need the caffeine to power through this week.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Round 3

It's a Jule hoodie frenzy. I loved the previous two reverse applique Jule hoodies so much, that I had to make more.

The turquoise and blue star top will be for sale this Friday night in the Gossamer Dreams shop.

Round 2

A perennial favourite...the rainbow tie dyed Redondo skirt

Saturday, May 9, 2009



Some cuteness for my mother. I know she looks at my blog. My mother had to finally admit defeat and had knee replacement surgery on Tuesday. By all reports she is up and walking around!!! She's quite amazing.

Something is missing

in the house of willow & moo.
coffee plunger

In that space where the coffee plunger sits normally lives our coffee machine. Friday morning Col went to make our morning coffee and the machine decided to start the grinder itself and then he smelt a burning electrical smell. Uhm NOT GOOD!!! Friday after swimming I did the dash to the coffee shop to drop off the machine for repair. 7-10 days until they let us know what is wrong. In the meantime I purchased a glass carafe for the Bodum plunger. The old carafe had broken.

If the repair is too expensive, clever Col realised that we have almost enough points with our credit card rewards to get a machine with only a tiny bit of outlay. So all hope is not lost. We will not be denied our caffeine!!!

(excuse the vile tile in the kitchen...soon I will have a new kitchen!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hand dyed delights

Check it out....little ol' moi is going to be the guest WAHM at Gossamer Dreams this month!

The theme for May is hand-dyed. I feel so honoured that these fabulous women asked me to be the guest stockist. Thank you!

There will be a rainbow redondo for sale. The rest of my offerings are a mystery at the moment. It all depends on what I get done by the 15th!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Round 1

My first round of completed items for the Kamaroi Fair.

Mixy Matchy Antonia tops. The body of the shirt is from fabulous Australian made cotton/spandex knit. The sleeves are pieced from gorgeous Euro knits.

Rainbow Sleeve Antonia tops. I hand dyed cotton/spandex knit to create these colourful shirts. The sleeves are pieced from each colour of the rainbow. The front and back of the shirt are different colours with a contrasting colour for the neck band.