Monday, January 31, 2011


It probably wasn't very clever of me to hint at a surprise for my boys, and then later in the day show them my brand new blog!  They had no idea i was working on something for them and now I will have to put it away and do it at night instead of right in front of them, or they will be suspicious of anything I pull out to sew.  Lesson learned, hopefully.

And now, because this is primarily a sewing blog, i thought i would share quickly just a couple of things i have done.
This was a christening gown I entered into the Royal Melbourne Show a couple of years ago.  It had pintucking down the skirt with beads at each intersection and smocking with beads on the bodice and sleeves.  It turned out so well, which is nice when you have an idea in your head and the finished product outdoes even your wildest dreams.

And just for something different, my very well dressed teddy bear.  I am not sure she looks so happy though?

I hope everyone stays cool today, it is very hot here. We are off to go and jump in the pool of a family member; those are the family that you do keep in contact with LOL!! Hopefully these photos uploaded okay, I guess i will find out shortly.
Stay frosty everyone.


  1. Thanks; teddy likes it too!!
    Seriously, the gown was so pretty, I was so thrilled with it.

  2. Hi Karyn, lovely to see the Christening gown. Has it ever been worn?
    Teddy does look a tiny bit cross.

  3. Dianne, I sold the gown at the Royal Show so I never saw it after that. I assume it has been worn, but sadly I have no photos of it being used. i hope it was well used and well loved.

  4. Your gown is exquisite Karyn, congratulations, and also for making a sale. I know we make these things at times for competition, but really don't 'need' them. Love teddy, and I can only assume the face is one of smugness, after all, that is one seriously well dressed teddy!!

    Bit of a senior moment regarding the 'surprise'........LOL........ Can't wait to see said surprise myself. Happy stitching in this heat.

  5. Linda, maybe teddy is cross coz I neglected to make her any knickers. Those bricks might have been cold on her ...
    Blurting out that there was a surprise was a mistake; hopefully not to be repeated!!