Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ummm I've been a bit busy lately

Hey everyone,
I really do love you all, I've just been a bit busy lately. I'm also the most inconstant blogger in the world.
My little business has taken off in quite a big way & moved in a very different direction.
It is truly amazing what you can do when you clear out the things in your life that just aren't working for you or not filling you up. I made a space in my world for good stuff to come & it has plus it is continuing to do so.

Here is peek at what I've been doing.
♥ Kerri
Carnival stripe table runner
Aqua Ruffle table runner
Hot pink placemat

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A stripe T-Shirt skirt. How to make one.

I really needed something new to up date my wardrobe and am just a little bit in love with stripes.
So after searching pintrest  and finding some lovely stripe skirts I decided to make one.

This is one of my faves

This is so super easy to do. It took me all of 20min but even if it takes you all day, that doesn't matter because you'll have new skirt.

 The T-Shirt Fabric Skirt.
You will need T-shirt fabric, elastic, sewing machine, safety pin, pins & scissors.
OK Lets go!
I had some stripe t-shirt fabric just kicking around in my stash.  Decide how long you want your skirt to be.
Mine is just above my ankles. Then add 10cm this is for the waist band. I needed 97cm so if I was going to buy fabric I would get a metre.
Now take one end and wrap your fabric around your waist let it just drape over your hips this is where you decide how loose or tight you would like it to be. Once you have decied how you want it to fit put a pin in the top where the edge of the fabric meets rest of the fabric. This will be come your cutting line.

Now cut off any excess along the bottom, keeping your fabric still pined, fold your fabric right sides together(the bit you want the world to see) so the straight edge becomes the guide for you to cut other side seam.
Trimming off the excess along the bottom
The cutting line

Now you will have tube shape. Sew or overlock together.
a very unfortunate picture of me
Take your tube, turn the top of it down 10cm run a line of stitches around it, leaving a space big enough for your elastic to fit and an opening to tread the elastic through.
The waist band

Grab a safety pin attach it to one end of your elastic & thread it through the waist band of your skirt adjust it to the fit you want then use the safety pin to hold the spot.
Inserting the elastic.
Pin holding the elastic together.

Sew the elastic together then cut the excess off.

Turn you skirt the right way round. There is now need to hem it as it is T-shirt fabric. YAY.

Ta Da you have a NEW SKIRT.
I'm going to make a black one next.
♥ Kerri

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Party Party Party

No one loves a party more than me, so when I was asked to design themed display units & accessories for Boutique Affairs I jumped at the chance. Alecia's work is outstanding & her attention to detail astounding, she has the natural ability to know what a client wants even before they know themselves.  If you need a great party or event styled, Alecia is the lady to see & she might just use one of my displays too.
Here are the pictures of what I have made. 
♥ Kerri
Vintage Sew and So

Boutique Affairs Pink & white party

Circus Tent (so not styled but at least you get an idea)

white ruffle tablecloth
Black & white canopy (Boutique Affairs stunning table)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


A few things for the kitchen from my Madeit store.
♥ Kerri
Cloth Table Napkin set of 4


Owl Coffee Cup Cuff

Red Coffee Cup Cuff

Eco friendly Cloth Table Napkins set of 4

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cookies, Biscuits and Small Cakes

You can order these yummy biscuits from me. Kerri Anastasia
They will also be available at the next The Handmade Show
Raspberry Friand Gluten free

Monte Carlo

Yo-yo with lemon butter cream
 This just a little teaser of what I have to offer.
♥ Kerri

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Saturday Market

I'm at The Handmade Show this Saturday.
It's at the Oakleigh/Carnegie RSL 95- 97 Drummond St Oakleigh from 10.30 - 3.30pm.
I'll have some new things to show you & I'll also be making the coffee.
This is a really great market with some of the most talented artists & designers selling their work.
Plus they are all really sweet fun people.
 ♥ Kerri

Friday, May 6, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Some New stuff is happening

Hey how are you guys doing, I'm great!

Things have been quite busy for me in my world as of late, we have had a few hiccups here; they have been sorted now (I hope).

I've been making some new quilts & things for my stores & I've opened a new online store too.Kerri Anastasia (shop)

And they REALLY BIG NEWS is I've been given the opportunity to start an indoor boutique market here in the Dandenong Rangers (Olinda), just waiting for a thing or two to falling into place and it will be all systems go for a June start. So all you crafty people out there drop me a line if you are interested kerrianastasiag[at]gmail dot com

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cupcakes ♥

Yum Yum I've been baking Cupcakes.
If you feel the need for one of my cupcakes or any of my other yummy cakes pop in to the Olinda Golf House 75 Olinda - Monbulk Rd, Olinda.
♥ Kerri

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My new project: A Chair pt 3

Oh la la my chair now has underwear.
On Tuesday I put the new springs in,
webbed the back & tacked the hessian on.
I've been doing my class at Padgham Upholstery in Moorabbin East.

Isn't she pretty.

The back webbing.
The springs tied down this was the hardest part.
♥ Kerri

Monday, February 21, 2011

Owls Owls & more Owls

I got this new owl fabric a little while ago, so made some more of my small cushions.
 These cushions covers are removable & very easy care, just pop them in the wash then line dry or tumble dry on a warm setting. The inserts are handmade by me too & they are fully machine washable too. They are approximately 20 x 30cm the perfect cuddling size.
 I'll be listing some over on madeit and some in my my etsy  store too. 
There are bunting flags to match & a quilt on the way.
♥ Kerri

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Baking - Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins
I made blueberry muffins for lunch box treats.
Here is the recipe just in case you want to
make some too.
Mine didn't have a cup of blueberries in them but
but don't tell anyone. ok :)

Recipe  makes 12

2 cups of SR flour
3/4 cups of sugar
1 cup of low fat yoghurt
2 eggs (60gms)
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
Put the flour & sugar in a bowl, stir to combine.
In another bowl whisk eggs, yoghurt, 
lemon rind & oil until smooth.
Stir the wet mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.
Add the blueberries & gently stir them into
the batter.
Spoon the mixture into 12 half cup muffins tins
until 2/3 full.
Bake for 15 - 20min or until cooked.

 ♥ Kerri

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My new project: A Chair pt 2

I started my upholstery course last week, it was heaps of fun ripping tacks out of the wooden frame & salvaging as much of the 1940's bark cloth as I could to use in another project. I am learning so much, it's great fun to see everyone naked chairs. Do you like my naked chair. It's quite different from before.
Do you like the new webbing I put on the base, I felt very clever doing this.
  I have had to buy new springs for the seat & I'm going to cover it in this Ikea fabric.

 ♥ Kerri