Saturday, June 20, 2009

What I have been up to

Over the past month I have been busy mainly with sewing and finishing off some beading projects.

I finished off a light gold beaded bag that I have been working on for about 5 months now.
I used light gold size 11 seed beads for the main body and a mixture of seed beads Swarovski cyrstals and pearls to make the Tassel.

Little munchkins giveaway

I have just entred a giveaway for some O + S patterns that Little munchkins is offering on her blog...I love both patterns but I tend to favour girl patterns so this time I will go for the boy pattern and give myself a challenge.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Japanese Meshwork

What is Japanese Meshwork?

You use strips of fabric or ribbon which you weave in layers to make different patterns.
Depending on the pattern, you may have 2 or 3 layers. Depending on the pattern you will have 2-4 colours or different fabrics. The strips of fabric have double sided tape ironed onto them before weaving ( I used a product called Steam a seam 2 ) .
I will add some pics of some of the different patterns I have done.

This pattern I have named Mitsubishi Star. I have used 2 different fabrics , with 3 layers of weaving.

The drink bottle carrier is a different pattern based on patchwork pattern called Tumbling Blocks. In this one I have used three different fabrics and three layers.

I will add some more pictures later.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post. I have 365 days to do it in…What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!The catch is that you must participate as well: you must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.(just cut and paste this one if you like!, which I did)

Friday, April 24, 2009

New to blogging

Well here goes, this is my first bash at doing a blog. I have no idea how to go about this and will be learning every step of the way.
My name is Gemma and I live in Bridgetown Western Australia.
I am married to a wonderful man, Brad and I have been married for 29 years.
We have 3 children
5 grand children.
I love to keep busy creating new projects in the kitchen or making a wide varieties of craft.
I am into japanese meshwork,patchwork,beading,teddy bear making and general sewing.
I am into vintage caravans and old holdens and go away regularly with a group of others who like old vans.