Friday, April 27, 2012

Under pressure..

Sometimes I think I work better under pressure and to a deadline.
My daughter's going to a birthday party tomorrow and she asked me after school this afternoon if I could please make a cushion for her friend.  It's hard to say no when the kids tell me how much they love me making things for them.  Can't believe how quickly I was able to make this when I know dinner time is looming and I'll have to get the dining table cleared and put food on it.

Market time..

It's been a very busy couple of weeks with markets last week and this week.  Here are a few things I have made for tomorrow's market - cushions and doorstops.
Hoping for a nice partly sunny Autumn day and no rain. 
Gozi & Pop will be at the Presbyterian Church, 8 Park Road, Cheltenham from 9am - 2pm.  Watermelon Designs will be there too!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Laundry Day

Every day is washing day in our house.  If I've told my kids once, I've told them a thousand times - if their clothes aren't in the dirty clothes basket, then they won't get washed. 
Maybe this laundry bag I've made will inspire them to place their dirty clothes inside, instead of leaving on the bedroom floor! 
I had fun doing the applique, if you look closely you may even see the little pegs I stitched on.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A new turtle friend

There hasn't been too much sewing going on lately at Gozi & Pop Headquarters due to kids, school holidays and lovely autumn weather.

If I don't do a little crafting here and there though, I start to get a bit restless. So when I saw this pattern by Louise Papas I just had to gather my supplies and try to make one of these cute turtles.

And I'm so happy with how this little fella turned out:

He can even tuck his little head, legs & tail inside his shell:

The pattern by Lousie Papas is actually for five different size turtles to  make a 'Turtle Tower'.  My kids have already requested one each!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's amazing where a click of the mouse can take you.  I'll be sitting here reading a blog, and see a link to click on, and then all of a sudden be transported into another world.  My 'thing' at the moment is vintage-inspired kid's rooms.  So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across this gorgeous blog
  I'm off to

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I had been promising my son I would make him a big cushion for ages.  The cushion insert had been in & out of the cupboard too many times, so yesterday I finally got to make this.
I really love all the colours I used.  I started out with just shades of blue and red, but it didn't look right.  A bit of yellow and green has made a lovely bright addition to his room.  Just in time for a bit of lounging around on during the Easter holidays.
And I got two thumbs up from Mister 8!