Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ruche Shorts

I was asked today if I could make a pair of these 'Ruche Shorts'  so dragged the pattern out and - welll yes I think I can make them.

Best wishes and thoughts to all our Qld peoples struggling with floods at the moment , please stay safe.  xxx


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So Sweet...

This happy little angle Miss L in her Happy Lands by JP  - gorgeous and thanks soooo much for sharing.

Beautiful girl.

Best wishes


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Oh   what a nice title for a Blog   ~Velventina~   today I have been creating for a Showcase in March - denim to be the main fabric - so what to go with this  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm my eyes travel to the Jennifer Paganelli box of 'special' fabrics - (well only because they are JP)  this box is usually kept for CUSTOM orders.  But as my holidays draw to an end I wanted to sew with something realllllly nice to make  me feel better about that (going back to work)  haha.

So here is a sneak peek -

Friday, January 18, 2013

Big step

While I was out walking yesterday I came to a decision to run a SHOWCASE on my page,  scary.....I quickly started putting it out there as soon as I got home, before I changed my mind!!    I had missed out on places in a few recently and so I thought well this is the only way I will make sure I get a place.

To my surprise I was bombarded all day with entries and had to close the book on them last night - 30 participants I think for a start will be just right, not  tooo many and not to small either.

So what about this Showcase - I wanted it to be beautiful - full of every gorgeous item - and I wanted a bit of control as well - so I decided to pick a fabric collection to work with.  I have fallen for Jennifer Paganelli's new collection being released in May   "CIRCA"   beautiful old world charm , with vibrant colours and many in the range to mix, match, coordinate and do many many things from clothing to homewares.

Here is a look at the collection.

And of course the details of the SHOWCASE which isn't until July - but I had to get it started (before I changed my mind) 

Best wishes


Monday, January 14, 2013

Denim and Roses

Denim and Roses  - a tad bit smart and gorgeous Antique Roses to boot.

Listed at  Madeit Store

Best wishes - keep cooool!


Saturday, January 12, 2013


I think I have missed a few pics , so its catch up time.

This dear little one is just so happy,  maybe my happiest customer in her Ruffles.

And today this {CUSTOM} for hardworking Vicky heading off on holidays - hope you have a well earned rest.   Loving these Jennifer Paganelli fabrics - Crazy Love.

There seems to be a bit of a 'shirring' thing happening at the moment - 

So this is what I have been up to in the heat!!!

Keep cool and take care.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Gorgeousnesssssss at it's best here I would think.   Christmas Ruffle Playsuit on the most beautiful babe.  Thanks so much for sharing.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Shirred Owls

My daughter picked this fabric up for me on one of her 'forced' trips to Spotlight for me,  'she loves it'.

And of course expected it stitched up right there and now!.

I have been just waiting for the right thing to do with it  and I think I have managed it.   Cute and gorgeous.

Size 1 year to 18 months - 50cm in length.  Brooch is removable.

$37.00 plus $6.40 trackable post.

To purchase email

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Thanks Jodie for your {CUSTOM made to order}tops in beautiful fabrics.  Barefoot Roses by Tanya Whelan  and Claudia by Jennifer Paganelli .

all enquiries    EMAIL

Saturday, January 5, 2013


{CUSTOM made to order}   Nadia - thanks.

Gorgeous Summer colours in LillyBelle - "Feel the Difference"

Friday, January 4, 2013

NEW for 2013

NEW for 2013  - I have had this pattern for a while and itching to give it a try......and how gorgeous are these in Belle Rose (which is a beautiful fabric to start with!!!)

Available on Madeit Store  Listing at Madeit

Also available as a CUSTOM made to order - your choice of size and fabric.

All enquiries  email

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 CUSTOMS have started

Welcome 2013 and I wish you all a Happy New Year full of happiness and good health.

The first of my CUSTOMS  is out and ready to mail.  Thanks Elise.

Best wishes

Denise. xx