Monday, October 4, 2010

Homespun – The Kid’s Issue!

I expect there were a few mum’s in Victoria rubbing their eyes this morning as they embarked on the first school run of this new school term! With an hour’s less sleep due to the clock’s moving forward with Daylight Savings, I sure know I found it difficult to function!

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve opened the microwave in order to get the milk out of the refrigerator!! And I really shouldn’t keep the dry dog food on top of the washing machine – it has been scooped and poured in to the washing powder dispenser of my machine one too many times! I prefer my clothes to smell like ‘spring meadows’ – call me old fashioned – but ‘beef & liver’ just isn’t my thing!

So while DS went back to High School, Little Miss Chatterbox (oops – I mean DD!) and I enjoyed the morning sunshine out in the garden. My little Miss was much more energetic than I, jumping up and down on her trampoline, but I must admit that once I’d picked up a copy of Australian Homespun magazine from my mailbox, I too joined in with her bouncy celebrations!!

Homespun cover Oct10

For within the pages of this annual Kid’s Issue

Homespun nappy stacker portrait

Is my ‘Rosie’s nappy stacker’ project!

The magazines really do style the projects so beautifully. I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the stylists go out on location, gathering their nick-nacks and visiting gorgeous homes!

Homespun nappy stacker horizoontal

As with my previous Homespun project, this one was designed for my daughter (yep – the chatty one!) for her nursery some five-plus years ago. If you’re interested I posted about her room when I first started blogging – just pop over here for a tour.

If you live overseas but would like to purchase Homespun, please refer here for a list of stockists in your Country. (Una darling – I’ll purchase an extra copy of this current issue to send to you!!)

Homespun never disappoints and this issue is cram-packed-full of stunning projects! But my favourite is this delightful wall-hanging designed by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches. I plan to make it for a dear friend of mine in England who recently had her first baby.

Natalie Lymer

Oh – and yesterday I purchased some fabric to make Little Miss Chatterbox this top from my recently purchased book (see last post).

Sewing with Whimsy cropped

I just need to get hold of some more spaghetti bias now and I’m thinking of making my own as it will be cheaper than buying from the US (because I need a vast quantity!!). I can’t find a stockist in Australia – so if anyone knows where to buy the cotton gingham spaghetti bias within Australasia (or economically, overseas), I’d really appreciate the heads-up!

Fabrics for Kari Mecca blouse

Rightio – I’m off to cook some dinner! Speak to you soon!

Hugs! Vikki :-)


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations Vikki on another sensational project! Rosie's nappy stacker is super cute - wish I had a little one to make one for:)

Hope the new term gets off to a great start - we still have one week to go over here!

Tracey said...

This is a wonderful post, i have had days doing things like that putting things in places without thinking,
Love that nappy stacker, but im sure it can be used for other things too,
Take care

Cubby House Crafts said...

Contratulations!!! It is just so lovely and makes me wish I had little babies in nappies...well for a little while at least! lol!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Unknown said...

Vikki , I love your nappy stacker and that gorgeous fabric , swoon ...

Allie said...

ROFL - dog food in the washing machine - oh how funny! Boy can I relate. Time change throws me off for weeks!
Your nappy stacker is the most gorgeous one I've ever seen. I'm going to have to try to get that magazine so I can make it for my friend's daughter - she's expecting a girl!
Love the other projects too, that magazine is way too gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Fab!! Congrats on your most recent project in Homespun, it's the sweetest little nappy stacker ever...
Had a big giggle about your absentmindedness... sounds just like our house! Milo in the freezer, ice-cream in the pantry...
Have a fab day :)

Cheryl said...

oops - forgot to say... Rosie will look so sweet in that delightful little top!

Liz said...

Congrats Vikki, I read my mag this morning with my first cuppa and was delighted to see your name in there. Lovely project Vikki and fabulous colours...
Well done you..

retdairyqueen said...

Oh Well done Vikki
You must be so proud when you see your beautiful patterns in the magazine

Crowing Moon said...

I need to get my copy of Homespun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love your nappy stacker. I need to make one for Danae :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Congratulations Vic!!! I just adore your project!! I think it will be another week before the magazine hits the newstands but I'll be grabbing one for sure! You're such a clever girl!!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,
You did such a good job with that nappy stacker and I am certainly looking forward to seeing natalie's design too, Lots of hugs, Sharon

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh Vikki!
Congratulations on your pattern being published in Homespun! YAY!!!
Big Hugs, Laurraine

Lorraine Barrett said...

Hello Vikki.

I am unable to contact you via e-mail because the e-mail link on your Sew Useful Designs page goes directly to Outlook, for which I am not able to make an account.

I love Rosie's Nappy Stacker very much (saw one only last month on display in a quilting shop in Bundaberg, Qld), and I'd really like to make one.

Do you have the pattern available for purchase? If so, how much would it be, inclusive of postage to 5290 please?

I have signed up for e-mail updates using the link available on your page, but I'm hoping this comment will reach you very shortly.

With kind regards
Lorraine Barrett, Mount Gambier, Sth Australia

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