Thursday, 17 April 2014

.: we've been sewing ... just not blogging much :.

Happy school holidays to you!  We are coming to an end of our wonderful school hols - the kids go back to school the day after Easter Monday.  We've had a very relaxing, pottering-around kind of holiday, which is exactly what we needed after a crazy-busy first term.  

It's ages since I've shared some pics of sewing - so here's what I've been making over the past few weeks.  If you follow me on instagram (I'm @hellofromcat and Vee is @hellofromvee - you can click through to our pics using the button in the right-hand sidebar) - you'll have seen all these pics before ... just so you know ... :-)

First up - a trio of Easter Bunnies, sewn from a sweet pattern by Rosalie Quinlan.  I love faffing about choosing fabrics to fussy-cut for the ears and tummies.   


Next is a birthday pressie for our friend Tracy - a pair of personalised undies, from Penny's awesome undies pattern - Penny's #sewtakeahikeundies tag on instagram is so fun to look through!  I sewed the undies into a project-sized lined drawstring bag, using In Color Order Jeni's excellent pattern




And now, a couple of pressies using our Bela Hoo screen-printed panels - first up, a pretty massive tote-bag for an owl-loving girl:




And last for today - a Bela Hoo cushion - I haven't made a 'boy' cushion for such a long time!


I took the cushion-pics with the cushion sitting on my ironing-board, which is oh-so-well located under this fun print, a constant reminder of my domestic Queen-dom ... if you look hard, you can even see me in the reflection in the print, but I'm not wearing my crown:


I've got even MORE sewing to share, but figure that's enough to catch you up on for one day!  I'm aiming to be back over the weekend with more pics.  Here's to a great Easter weekend, whatever it is you are doing.  We are off to church tomorrow for Good Friday, and again on Easter Sunday (we're missing tonight's Maundy Thursday service though ...).  My husband is on keyboard-and-singing duties for both services.  On Sunday we're having a family lunch, as it's also my sister's birthday.  Take care xoxo cat

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Hello You look lovely today.

Hello You Look lovely today in aqua

Hello You look lovely today in Navy

We ladies all are so damn fine and YES we do look lovely today.  
Actually, that would be everyday.

To celebrate your fabulousness we've added these two new
cushion panel designs to our etsy store.

Happy Tuesday all.

xxx catherine and vanita

Monday, 24 March 2014

.: sharing a little cushion-y love :.

Far out, the weeks are rolling by like a fast train to Crazy Town - that's not even a saying, but let's go with it.  We're back now to share a few cushions we've made recently - all to be given away as raffle prizes.

First up - cushions using our Awesome Dad and Big Hearted Girl panels, for a Father-Daughter breakfast at school.  


We added matching-y borders so the cushions will sit nicely together on a lounge - or happily apart, depending on what their new owner's cushion-y plan is.  It's always good to have a cushion-y plan, we think. 



And these gorgeous cushions are for an upcoming school-music-department fundraiser.  The musical notes are from a pattern-bundle by the very-clever Kristy - available from her Craftsy shop

Kristy's pattern are so fun and easy to follow. I used a mix of low-volume fabrics to surround the musical notes, and then kind-of-matching, more colourful fabrics for the outer borders.  There's a bit of a musical theme going on with some of the fabrics - mainly Amy's awesome designs from her Spoonflower shop and also her Geekly Chic line with Riley Blake (the records, mix-tapes, juke-box and the fortune cookies are all by Amy!).






I'm a little sad that all these happy cushions have walked out the door - but I'm very happy that they'll be sharing a little cat&vee cushion-y love elsewhere.  

Hope you've had a good few weeks - we've only got a couple of weeks til school hols, wahooo!  xoxo cat