Friday, 13 July 2012

Get Your Sweet Mary Pillow Dolls

After many requests I've finally found the time to sew 6 new Sweet Mary Pillow Dolls which you can buy and make your own!

The 6 new cute & cuddly dolls below will go on sale via The Sweet Mary Store on Etsy Saturday 14th July at 1pm - $50 each
It will be first in best dressed so if you have your heart set on one of these make sure you have an account on Etsy as well as a Paypal Account linked to your Etsy so you can be ready for the sale tomorrow (Saturday 14th)

I will be making more Pillow Dolls so make sure you "Like" the Sweet Mary Facebook Page to stay up to date with news!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Monday, 2 July 2012

Bedroom Makeover with Home Made Cushions

I've been working on a bit of a bedroom makeover to freshen up our master bedroom. I sewed a collection of new cushion covers in grey, orange, navy & yellow and bought a new simple white doona cover and grey knit throw. The lamp is from Target & the glass vessel from spotlight.

The final result


 Patchwork Diamond Cushion

 Grey Tufted Button Cushion

 Navy Gingham Cushion with hand made Yellow Pom Pom

Bunny Face Soft Cushion

Now all I need is to convince the husband to paint the back wall a feature colour, thinking Grey or Navy? what colour do you think??

Thursday, 7 June 2012

I'm in Homespun Magazine!

Hi Everyone,
Yes I've been very busy with my beautiful twin girls! Not alot of time (NO TIME TO BE EXACT) for sewing projects or online fabric research!! Hence the lack of posts for the past 6 weeks!
But just wanted to share with everyone that my Pillow Dolls are currently featured in the readers section of the June issue of Australian Homespun Magazine!
Check it out below!

Also here are a couple of photos of the girls with little grins on their faces, they have just started to give us little smiles!


Friday, 4 May 2012

Welcome Hazel & Lulu!!

Absolutely delighted to announce the birth of our twin girls Hazel Mary & Lulu Mabel. 
Born 27/04/12. 
Hazel 2.7kg & Lulu 2.5kg. 
Born at 37.1 weeks. 
We are absolutely smitten with them!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

My Completed Nursery

Hi everyone!
This will be my last post for a while!! I'm 37 weeks today & our little chickens will be coming into the world any day now!

As promised here are the final photos of my completed baby nursery! Hope you enjoy & would love to hear everyone's comments!

Looking forward to continuing the Sweet Mary Blog very soon!

Handmade items: Ottoman & Quilt
Cushion from

Handmade items: Quilt, all cushions & mobile

Handmade items: Mobile
Art works: Some original designs by my sister Kimmy Hogan & some art work from Etsy

Homemade cushions & doll

Homemade items: Quilt, Bambi Cushion, Birdie Pillow, x 2 Owls

Homemade items: Pillow Doll, Geometric Cushion & Mobile
Artworks: All designs by my sister Kimmy Hogan

 Me at 37 Weeks

My precious Pug Ruby checking out the teddy bears

Monday, 23 April 2012

The last things I'll sew..........for a while!

Hi Everyone
Just putting up some of the last things I'll sew for a while!

I'm 37 weeks this week with my twins & we are very excited to be bringing them into the world within the week! I've made a few last things for the nursery before packing away my sewing machine for a bit of a break, although I'm not sure how much of a break I'll be getting with 2 newborn babies coming into our world!!

Hoping after things calm down a little bit I'll be back on the Sweet Mary Blog sometime down the track!

Geometric Triangle Cushion
Geometric triangles appear to be right on trend at the moment, so I made this cushion using muted pastel colours for the girls nursery.

Bow Cushion 
Wanted to add a bit of a different dimension with a different shaped cushion, so I designed this long rectangular shape cushion out of a taupe & white check gingham & added a cranberry bow made from felt.

Customised "L" Laundry Bag
I bought this cute simple laundry bag from Sam's Warehouse for next to nothing, I've just added a simple navy & white polka dot "L" for Laundry to it. Very easy, inexpensive & unique!

Hoping to do another post this week with the final photos of my completed nursery so stay tuned for that post!!!