Saturday, 21 April 2012

My Latest Projects

The last few weeks seem to have flown by in a blur and it's already the end of April.

I have been busy working on a tablecloth for my Aunty Jo, which if you ask her she has been waiting for, for 3 years. Never mind that she wanted to buy the cloth which means I've been waiting for her to give it to me, plus I haven't been sewing for 3 years :-) Well, today I finally finished it! And, it is gorgeous, even if I do say so myself. To check out the pics head over to my Facebook page and you can see it in all it's finished glory!

And, whilst that was busy sewing out on the machine (9 hoopings I might add) I was busy digitising my next project. Another lucky couple have a wedding coming up and I was asked to do a set of towels to commemorate their special day. I've taken a pic of the finished, well completed digital version of the main design!/photo.php?fbid=291095714305503&set=a.268093146605760.64696.216501918431550&type=3&theater also available to view on my Facebook page.

I hope to sew it out this week, given that the wedding is only two weeks away this is now my priority. But in-between that I will be celebrating my 5 year wedding anniversary and my little girl being 10 months :-) It only seems like yesterday that I was flying with 31 friends and family to Fiji for our big day. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun.

Well, I best be off. It's time to give my little girl desert and try to finally get her to have a long overdue sleep (which is now not an afternoon nap but her bedtime).

Friday, 16 March 2012

The finished product...

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks for me. My daughter has learnt to crawl and both of us have been a little under weather. I've also been for a job interview, and it never ceases to amaze me that at an interview they tell you, you will receive a phonecall by the end of the week and know either way. Well, it's past the end of the week and I still haven't had my phonecall. But, it's no great loss, it obviously wasn't meant to be :-)

However, let's get onto to the more interesting things... I finally got a chance to sew today and have finished the two projects I have been working on! The first one, a present for a very lucky mum-to-be and the other a rock n' roll skirt for my Aunty.

Let's start with the skirt! My Aunty and her husband love to rock n' roll and this month they are attending an Elvis festival. So, she decided to pull out a skirt she had made many moons ago and asked me to take it up and embroider the satin top skirt. I'm pretty impressed with my trimming and hemming of the under skirt, but have to say I am extremely proud of the embroidered satin skirt. I was a little worried about metallic thread and satin but I think this gold Elvis has turned out a treat and will look amazing when she's cutting up the floor :-) Pictures of the finished product can be viewed on my facebook page!/photo.php?fbid=268093169939091&set=a.268093146605760.64696.216501918431550&type=1&theater I will also post some of 'Elvis' stitching out.

The other project had multiple items but I am more than happy to oblige as baby things are my favourite :-) First was a set of white towels with a neutral design, so bright spinning tops were chosen. Then a few baby singlets (cos let's be honest they never go astray :-) and to finish it off asome shoulder clothes. Now I don't know about anyone else but when my little girl was first born I carried round cloth nappies and they are quite bulky in the nappy bag, I wish I had one of these before. The three finished ones can be seen on this link!/photo.php?fbid=268094286605646&set=a.268094256605649.64697.216501918431550&type=1&theater.

So, for now that's where my creations finish, however my next project is an apron with an attached hand-towel, so some pattern adjusting will be required :-) but I'm up for the challenge and look forward to tackling it very shortly.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

My First Blog

So, after a bit of consideration and a nice nudge from a friend I have decided to start a blog regarding my creations.

In 2011 I became a new mum and whilst I enjoyed working fulltime in Marketing I have decided that it's really not much my thing anymore. So, late last year I decided to start putting my 'free time' to use and embroider a few items to sell at a market stall. The day was a success, in my eyes anyway, and the start of my new business venture... Kelly Maris Creations.

Now, a few months down the track I have created a facebook page and am on the way to a website and a few other little added favours.

Just last month I completed a custom order for my little cousin. He was attending a wedding for a work colleague and wanted to give something that was a little different. I was very happy to oblige and quite impressed with how the bath towel set turned out. The photo's can be viewed on my facebook page!/photo.php?fbid=247208225360919&set=a.226713097410432.56267.216501918431550&type=1&theater

And now, I am working on two orders for one of my aunties. One is for a new baby and the other is for my aunty herself. I am halfway through the little ones order of a bath towel set, singlets and some shoulder cloths (much easier than carrying round an entire cloth nappy for those 'emergencies').

My other project is my first as a 'seamstress'. I'm a little scared of this one as I have to go by eye but I think it will turn out a huge success! I don't want to give too much away for either project but I am looking forward to being able to share the photos of the projects along the way and the finished product.

Kelly x