Showing posts from July, 2014

Scissor Sock Giveaway

***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** Hi everyone! 
After finding the pattern in my stash, making tons (or what feels like tons anyway) for friends, blogging the tutorial, one of you can now be the proud owner of a ready-made scissor sock! There are so many variations on this, you can use any colour you like. I had so much fun making these, I just had to share one with you :)

When I finished this lot I really wanted to keep all of them for myself ;) But really, sharing is caring right? *holds onto them for a bit longer*
Here are some of the ones I made:

Aren't they adorable? I couldn't even pick a favourite... I have some more but some people they're intended for read this blog so I can't show them yet.
Back to the giveaway. Here is what you can win:  

It's the scissor sock from yesterday's tutorial! Made from cupcake fabric in pink and blue, with polka dot detail and glass beads, this beauty can be yours :)

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Scissor Sock Tutorial

Hi all!
I've had so many request from friends for these scissor socks that I wanted to share the tutorial with you. I've been sick for a while so this tutorial is well over due. This will be my first sewing tutorial so I hope it's clear enough :) Feel free to make you own or for friends or family, but please don't use it for commercial purposes or make them to sell. It is after all not my pattern. So let's get started :)

You need: 2 pieces of fabric with different print Interfacing (with ironing option on one side only) Cord Ribbon 1 button  Beads Cutting mat and ruler Rotary cutter and scissors Some sort of circular template (I use a small plate) Needle and thread
Cut the fabric and the interfacing to a rectangle of 9x12.5 inches (23x32 cm). Decide which fabric you want where, this will influence the next step.
Use your circular template to round one corner. The fabric you want on the top and bottom of your sock will have the top let corner rounded, the fabric for the middle p…

Running - Race for Life 10K

Hi everyone!

I just finished 10K for the Race for Life in Hyde Park!! And my time was amazing, it was 1:02! Well, my app says 1:04 but it also gives a distance of 10.31K so for the 10K it was 1:02 (I checked). I am so happy!

I finally got to wear my pink Cinderella dress :) I didn't bother with the Cinderella hair I have to admit, as I had to get up at 6.30am and the weather was looking like it could go either way. Bandana was the safest option there. 
I just love this outfit! It came out really well I think 
I even added some ribbons to me shoes!
Running along the Serpentine... The bf spotted me! This skirt thing was great, no one else had one :)
Here I passed my supporters at the halfway mark, just as by a happy accident my playlist just started 'Living on a Prayer' and as I passed the 5K sign I heard 'yeah... we're halfway there...', too funny!
Second time around the Serpentine, slowly but surely heading towards the finish line...
Just after I crossed the finish lin…

Monsoon Dress Makeover

Hello everyone!
After all those running posts and with a tutorial on the way (just finalising it at the moment), a little bit more of this wonderful sewing project I did. I got this Monsoon dress from a girl at work and it was rather large and shapeless. Of course that had to be changed!

This is the dress. Cute (not ironed I know!), but a bit baggy in its size 14. But I can see the potential!
First, the sleeves had to go... 
Then I shortened the dress by taking the dress up by the straps. This meant taking off the entire beaded section, recutting it, and sewing it back on. I also took the dress in a bit to fit me (am not a size 14 after all).
Taadaa! Said dress in action at a party :) Yes that is just juice by the way, the cocktails were just too strong!
I am very pleased with this result and even wore this dress to our anniversary dinner. It's very comfortable and with all the purple it actually matches my vintage necklace also! Do you like it?