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Thursday, July 14, 2011

I was asked recently to make a costume.
A very different project to what I am doing normally and so I was quite excited.

Have you ever seen the movie `HotRod'?

Well, I hadn't seen it before and so I followed some pictures from off the internet. After completing the costume, I decided that I really did have to watch this movie.

It's about a guy who wants to be a stuntman...but he really isn't good at it at all. He constantly has lots of accidents but always tries again.

It's really quite a ridiculous movie and not normally my style, but I didnt mind it.

Anyway, here is the costume.

I enjoyed making this and it gave me a break from my `normal' sewing projects

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The sewing nook

From this...

To this....
A friend was getting rid of this beautiful bookcase, so I snapped it up to try and get a little bit organised in my new sewing space.

I still have so many more stashes of material and nowhere to put them, and I haven't even started on `other craft' such as all my scrapbooking things. But this is a start. The fabrics I use the most are now visible and easy to grab.
This box was another of my bargain finds. It's just adorable and so very shabby chic!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Besides Sewing

Besides sewing, I have been in the mood for restoring things. After doing my sewing table, I was hooked. I then found a desk for my son that I shall be working on soon, and this absolutely adorable rocking chair. I found it at the tip shop for just $5!! I just love it!!! I thought about stripping the paint off it, but I think I actually like the whole shabby chic look as is, and will just put a new seat in it. Then of course, I will have to make a very shabby chic cushion for it.

I do love a good rumage at the tip shop and op shops. Have had some fabulous finds lately. Shall post more about my finds another day.

The other thing that I was busy last week with was our `Princess & Pirate' themed day at the mainly music group that I run. I quickly painted this castle the night before, which is now hanging in my daughter's bedroom.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What have I been up to?

What have I been up to?

A little while ago, I found this old solid recycled timer dining table, that I sanded back and gave a lick of white paint and left the legs raw timber for that shabby chic look. It is now my sewing table that I have set up in a sunny nook that used to be my son's bedroom. He has now moved into a big bed in his brothers room. So I finally have my own little craft room...yippeee

So...I finally decided to set up a Facebook page under the name Mimagirl Creations to sell a few of my handmade items. You must check it out. I recently had my very
first giveaway once I reached 100 likes on my page. One very lucky lady recieved these adorable Peter Rabbit cards and was quite delighted with them.

I will have more of Enid Blyton's beautiful character's on cards shortly. I also have been enjoying vintage Disney characters such as Thumper and friends.

I recently sold a tooth fairy pillow complete with fairy dust to the same lovely lady whose daughter had her first wobbly tooth. She was one very excited little girl to recieve a special pillow in which to place her tooth.

Lots more photos of things I have been creating that I shall post over the next few days or you could check out mimagirl creations on facebook!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The beginning of my simple homemade living started today with making these knitted dishcloths. I just LOVE them. What great gifts they will make too.

I found the pattern on another blog here. It's so easy and quick to do. I made it with organic cotton. My local wool shop had 30% off so I even saved there. Apparently they last for ages.

I've also been enjoying making fresh bread daily. I have every now and again in the past with different recipies, but I have finally found a favorite. It makes a fabulously light and fluffy (and very yummy with butter and golden syrup) loaf of bread. I found the recipie here. I'm afraid I can't paste a photo of it because it was eaten before I could take a snap of it! Maybe tomorrows loaf.

Well, it is the last day of 2010. So wishing you all a Happy New Year. Hope 2011 is good to you

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year Resolutions

Ok it's nearly time for New Year Resolutions.
I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by.
It has been a year of allsorts and ups and downs.
I haven't managed to do this blog this year.
And so my New Years Resolution will be to really try and get to it more.

I am wanting to create for my family, a simple life.
To live more simply is something I yearn for and dream of.
Starting in 2011, I want to stop dreaming of it,
and start to live it more so than we are now.

I shall turn off that TV and stop reading magazines that make me WANT things.
I want to get out in the garden more, cook from scratch more, preserve my own produce. Sew and mend our clothes and the list goes on.

This year I had so much pleasure in making gifts for friends and relatives. I made cakes, buiscuts, chutneys, jams, and made a table top cubby house for my neices.
Finding creative ways of packaging, and presenting these items was half the fun.
It gave such a sense of pride and great pleasure to give something that I had made with love for those that I love.
So I want to continue this way as much as possible and teach my children to do the same.
What are your New Years Resolutions this year?

Friday, February 26, 2010


I am so not good at this blogging thing.

Seems to take me forever to write anything.

Actually, I don't like posting anything without pictures and my computer is too slow at

uploading them. However, I am soon to get a new computer and hoping that shall

solve the problem.

So just wait a little longer and then I shall join this blogging world hopefully a little

more regularly.

In the meantime, I am busy sewing, cooking, gardening and caring for my family!