What is 2017 going to bring? + Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Nina Makes!

We had a lovely family holiday in Auckland this year.  Nearly all the photos in this post are from our trip, all taken on my trusty Samsung Galaxy S5 (not an ad!).  It was great to experience a city environment it had sure been a while!  The kids had a blast checking out the Auckland Zoo, Kelly Tarlton’s and Butterfly Creek.  My highlight would have to be the day spent at Waiheke Island catching up with friends, and ferries are lots of fun too.

Happy New Year Auckland Holiday View from Waiheke Island Ferry

I did have a bit of a dissappointment too…the viewing tower at the Auckland Airport is gone!  Why? Apparently it has been gone for 2 years…told you it had been a while!  I used to love to visit the airport just to watch the planes come and go.  I was quite excited to take the kids, I was sure they would love it too.  Hopefully after the re-build they will have a plane viewing tower again.

Happy New Year Auckland Holiday Waiheke Island Ferry Rangitoto

There are some big changes happening here this year.  I am returning to the work force…well the kind that leaves the house to work and gets a pay check.  I’m really looking forward to going back to work so bring on 2017!

The Nina Makes blog will still carry on but I will not be posting as often as I was, obviously due to some new time constraints.  I am planning to still post twice a month to keep it manageable and keep most people happy.  I won’t be sewing to sell and have closed my shop. I’m not too sad about that bit, for me it took the fun out of sewing…I know who would’ve thought that could be possible!

Happy New Year Auckland Holiday Dinosaur Kingdom at Butterfly Creek

So with a nice break away I am ready to get back into it.  My poor sewing machine must be feeling rather neglected! On that note…

What’s next on the Nina Makes blog?

This month I am going to share a tutorial for my Baby Bloomers pattern. It is a hack on a purchased McCall’s pattern (M6912).  I just love the simple changes you can make to completely change the look of the finished item of clothing.

Buy Bloomers Pink Roses Floral Muted Size 18 to 24 Months

These bloomers are super quick to sew and make a gorgeous gift.  Since I have no intentions of making them to sell again, why not share the pattern with you all so you can make your own! Obviously I won’t be making a free pdf pattern for these but I will be doing a step by step tutorial.  As usual you can expect loads of clear photos and easy to follow instructions.

I’m looking forward to it already!

 

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