"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Ella!

It has been a while since my last post for a number of reasons- I have been super duper busy with work and getting back in to the routine of dropping kids at school, preschool etc, I misplaced the lead for my camera (found now!) and I have been madly sewing dinosaurs that will be sold at 'Sew Beautiful' from this weekend. How exciting! My lovely friend, Christine designed the 'Make It Funky' logo for me and we're off on a new adventure. Who would have thought I would be supplying my craft to a local sewing store? Crazy!
My beautiful niece, Ella turned 8 at the beginning of the month and keeping with the handmade gift idea I made her a skirt and headband. The skirt has little shorts attached underneath- perfect for a cartwheeling/ hanging upside down girl! Ella's favourite colour is red. This one was tricky as I misjudged her size and had to start over. I now have one that fits my 6 year old niece, quite well too! The pattern is a from a website called 'The long thread.' The photos aren't the best. I think it's time for a new camera!

Hard to get a decent photo of shorts attached under skirt

Happy Birthday beautiful girl!


  1. How exciting to be selling your handiwork, well done!! :-)

  2. Congrats. I stopped in to see your dinos on display its very exciting. Wonderful job on the skirt im sure she just loves it, she looks very happy. Happy Birthday Ella