Saturday, March 24, 2012


Do you have a facebook business page??

I love facebook its a great way of interacting with many pages some I know personally and others I don't, I follow many who like myself share a passion for sewing but I also like to follow those who make interesting and unusual crafts.

Below is a link to my facebook page where you can see some of the range of my personalized baby bibs and you can also see the pages that I like! You can also see just some of the custom orders I have been working on!

Time to fire up my machines and get sewing I have some gorgeous Easter baby bibs coming shortly!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


For those of you who are having/just had a baby and finding it hard to buy for boys you'll find heaps of lovely personalised baby bibs in my Madeit store.

Below is just a sample of what's in store at the moment with more coming shortly!

Design no 2 Stars
Design no 43 Dinosaurs
Design no 49 Monsters

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I needed to make some more Birthday presents so a few weeks ago I raided my stash and came up with four different fabrics. Two bags are made from quilting cottons, the third is made from Satin and cotton and the last is made from calico with some strips from a Jelly roll used at the top and bottom.
So I measured a rough pattern for the bag - 18inches x 12.5inches and added extra fabric so the bag would be lined. The black ribbon was purchased from Spotlight and was the only purchase I had to make.
The embroidery design came from here on Etsy and is easy to stitch out. The hardest decision was which colour threads to use!
What do you think? Like any of them??

Friday, March 16, 2012


I just love ladybirds and with so many beautiful flannels available at the moment I decided to make this lovely personalized baby bib with a matching burp cloth (burp cloth is not personalized).
Baby bib is a perfect size for newborns with velcro closure and the matching burp cloth is made from a prefold diaper to which I have added a layer of flannel. There is a total of four ladybird fabrics to choose from and these are now listed on Ebay (Australia). Coming next is a gorgeous owl set!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Well I am almost at 100 likers on my Facebook page (only 5 more to go) so as soon as I reach that magical number Thecabbagepatch will be having a giveaway, so spread the word!

What's the prize you ask? The prize will be ONE of my new personalized baby bibs made in the design of your choosing along with a first name (please do not confuse with my personalized and reversible bibs they are different).
You can view all my personalized designs here and in order to go into the draw you must first "Like" my Facebook page and then come back here to my blog and let me know which design is your favourite (all my designs are assigned a number). The prize also includes regular air mail postage to your location!

Got any questions just ask away and in the meantime here's just some of my creations below. They are design nos 28, 32, 36 and 43 (from top to bottom).

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I recently purchased a pattern for making cloth menstrual pads on Etsy from seller Ihearttosew and immediately set about searching thru my huge stash of fabrics (flannel and cottons) to make these and found the only thing I had to purchase was PUL. So lucky to find someone on Ebay (Australia) selling it so once it arrived it was down to business.

Fabric requirements:

Flannel fabric
Towelling (terry)

I made both cotton and flannel pads and would definately make more of the flannel - its nice and soft against the skin. The towelling I have on hand is lovely and thick and it definitely pays to add the PUL as this is a waterproof layer to prevent leaking. So I used a total of 4 layers as follows

Top or 1st layer – flannel or cotton
2nd layer – towelling
3rd layer – PUL
4th layer – flannel or cotton

I did change the shape of the pattern to make it easier to sew (see last pic) and plan on making many more! If you have been thinking about making these I would highly recommend you make one to try! They are easy to wash to, I soak mine overnight in a bucket of cold water then pop into a lingerie bag and wash with the towels!