Sunday, May 3, 2015

Homemade By Tabatha Hope was born.

Making homemade stuff I always used to like was silly but now I am realising the true meaning behind it all.  The thought that goes into a bag or purse for someone special  is amazing.  I have made many bags for family and friends, which are greatly loved, and since I enjoy making them so much I have decided to sell some of them. So I have set up an etsy store (click here for link)and another blog about the bags I make (click here for link).

Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags.  It is super cute and practical.  I have made myself one, and my girls, and even made them as gifts.  With the variety of fabric available, just think of the fab purses they can be made. 

This bag is also my Emmaline Bags.  It is called Steph in the City.

This is a two Zipper Hipster bag by Dog under my Desk. 

Most of my bags are coming from Swoon Patterns.  This one is called a Bonnie Bucket Bag.   Who remembers having a bucket bag????

Another example of the NCW and the bag is a simple Ruby bag by Artsy Crafty Babe.

 I don't design my bag I am just making them from a pattern.  I have been very surprised at the amount of people who cant seem to sew.  My mum taught all of us when we were growing up.  I thought it was a little lame, learning to sew, but now I love it.  Its become a great relaxing outlet.  It is awesome.  Some very talented people out there.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kids Club Fun

We all had heaps of fun at the kids club this week.  It was awesome.  The kids had a great time learning about "The World that God made".  There was a great group putting the decorations together. So of the globe around the door and people around the top of that.  I made the people with the Cricut cartridge Everyday paper dolls and paper doll dress up. 

Picture not very good but the globe and people look fantastic.  The spaceman flying around up there and the boy swimming at Coral Bay.

I have put some close ups below.  I had such a great time making these and me being me I went over board, adding bits and pieces.  Praise God.


There were painted back drops, animals cut outs, and heaps of stars.  Everyone worked together and things looked amazing.

My cricut has never had such a workout.  It has now been shelved for a well deserved rest. Its time to work out my sewing machine.....

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Another Birthday Party

Well now we have another party Caitlin 9th birthday and the theme: Mad Hatters Tea Party.
I had heaps of fun decorating for this one.  Pinterest was a huge inspiration for different ideas. 

Keys that we used for Pass the Crazy Hat.  Instead of pulling out a present they got a key. On the back of the key was a sticker and that is now they got their price. The keys then went into the lollies bags for a bookmark.
Cutlery Hat Holders

My Card Soldiers.  I used Jumbo Deck of cards to make these. The cutouts I got of my Cricut Cartridge: Disney Classic.  This  cartridge is what I used for all the Alice in wonderland cutouts.
My masterpiece.    This turned out better then I thought.  I love the cards that are painting the '9' blue and happy birthday in red.  Most of them are using the Cricut vinyl.  Vinyl is so easy to work with love it.
The painting soldier.  Straight from the classic Disney cartridge.

Craft Camp

I went on my first craft camp and it was the best thing ever.  Great company. Great ideas.  There were about 10 from the craft  group that I go to, went  it was great.  You really get to know people when kids, husbands, cooking and cleaning aren't something you have to worry about.  I finished Caitlin Quilt and some of her party decorations. There were scrapbookers, lots of quilters, and some crochet. IT WAS AWESOME.  I cant make the next one because its on fathers day but the one after that I am there.

Some happy snaps.
 Caitlin completed quilt for her birthday.
Fellow crafts.  Eating and concentrated.
I didn't make that hat. Stacie did for her partner for fishing.  I love it.  With bright colours  I might have to make one for myself.
A great time had by all.  Cant wait till I can go to the next one.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dr Seuss Party

Our sons Dr Seuss party was a huge success.  Everyone had an awesome time and all the decorate went into Christians bedroom.   He loved his quilt but I will have to say the best present was from Caitlin. She got him some googly glasses.  He loved them.

Our version of Cat in the Hat

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dr Seuss Crazy

My son 7th birthday is coming up the end of May and the theme is Dr Seuss.  It is going to be awesome.  Red and white stripes everywhere. 

I seem to be going a little crazy with decorations.  Gotta Love Dr Seuss.  I have 10 apples on top, cat in the hat (of Course) , Lorax truffula trees.   I think I am a little more exciting then my son.  lol

It is going to be epic.    I am making a quilt for him and finally I have finished it.


My husband picked up this odd shaped computer desk for my craft/sewing for only $20.  I can honestly say I had no idea where to put it but we managed to fit it in.

 It is great.  I have all my sewing and scrapbooking all together. Since is was a  computer desk it has the part under the desk (where the keyboard would usually go) has my cricut mats and my quilting mat, a place to sort my laptop and a still room for a little basket for bits.  I love it.



   Having the iron set up right next to the machine was so handy.  I just had to turn my chair.  Here is the finished product of my cricut cover.  Very happy with it. 

Thanks Glen for all the extra bits you did to the desk to make it exactly the way I wanted.