Sewing Alert: New patterns in girls sizes

I’ve been quiet on the blog for the last few weeks – because I have been busing sewing, sewing, sewing! I’ll begin though with my apologies – I have been fighting with my computer for the last couple of days, and I still can’t upload my fabulous pictures I put together for this post! Grrr. Hopefully later. SIDENOTE: Yay! Just fixed it, pictures now on the post!


But back to sewing. We had a lovely school holidays visit with miss Madison, which gave me a great opportunity to make up a few of the designs I had set aside for her, in girls sizes. I’ve already put up a Halter dress (3rd from left), Harem pants (far right) and the Hi-Lo dress (second from left) on Etsy (and Facebook, and Instagram, and Twitter, and… sheesh!) all in children’s sizes 4 to 10, and I have one more to go.

The last (for now) will be some children’s Pyjamas (far left), so I’m now up to grading the pattern and making instructions to upload those too.

On the sewing plate for babies – I have just finished some boys shorts (loving double stitching as a finish lately! So professional!) and some leggings with feet that will be great for both boys and girls, for the coming colder days and nights. If I can get my two munchkins to sit still for a photo, I could be in with a winner there!

There is a few posts in the pipeline, on different finishing techniques – and I’m working on a competition for February! Stay tuned 🙂

Kids Sewing Project – Drawstring Bag


I needed a project today for 7 year old Madison, who wanted to learn to sew while I was fiddling around in my sewing room during nap time… So we created a bag!


Short enough to keep up with a kids attention span, still easy but with just  enough detail to keep them happy, this is a project they can tote around with  them and put all their special odds and ends in.

I’ve created a photo PDF tutorial that describes each step, so you can make it with your own kids. Just something quick, easy and fun to fill in a couple of hours.

You can download the tutorial here: KidsSewingProjectDrawstringBag

Blog & Life Planner

Trying to get organised, so what do you do? Make yourself a blog slash lifestyle planner! Great procrastination technique – I’ve just made mine!


I had so many books and pages scattered throughout the house, so I wanted a diary or planner to put everything in one place. I’ve personalised it with Etsy, WordPress and Pinterest stats, but it comes with  so many other things: Procedures, Yearly Planner, Address Book, Monthly Statistics & Review, Monthly Planner, Weekly Planner and Daily Planners – for every month/week and day of the year.

Each weekly and daily planner includes specialised sections – so I can keep track of the blog, Etsy, Facebook, my to-do lists, ideas, sketching and more in one place.


Printed at home, then bound at Officeworks, so all it cost in the end was $6 for the spiral binding. Contact me if you’re interested in getting something like this for yourself – all part of the Frianki design services. Worth every cent, now no more excuses, I’m off to complete my to-do list…

Linking all the social media…

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Frianki has just joined Bloglovin! So yet another way to follow us online 🙂 Currently working on some young girl patterns, baby hats and a tutorial on french seams, so more up soon!

We are finally up and running!

After what seems like the longest time, the new site & blog is finally up and running! I plan to bring you my sewing exploits and crafty tutorials so everyone can do this from home (in a perfect world).

Frianki RomperIt seems fitting to begin with the romper that started it all! I made this romper for Sadie in a lightweight cotton so she had something to lay around in on those hot summer days, that still looked nice enough to wear out and about. You can find the pattern for this at my Etsy store here.

My next plan is to get some tutorials and freebies together to upload, hopefully I can do this and still post once or twice a week! It all depends on nap-time.

Until then 🙂