Sew, What's New?

Curating sewing and quilting talent, techniques, and tutorials, since 1997.

  • Female
  • Melbourne
  • Australia
Share on Facebook MySpace
  • Blog Posts (33)
  • Inspiring Sewing Albums
  • Photo Albums
  • Featured Sewing Videos

Caf's Friends

  • Kaitlyn
  • Lynden Close
  • Martha Spivey
  • Carol
  • kelly savery
  • Mona Soyak
  • rhen
  • alicia
  • AprilFire
  • Gina
  • Debora McFearin as VintageNeedle
  • Mandy Kozie
  • Gina
  • Motherinlaw
  • Terri

Caf's Page

Gifts Received


Caf has not received any gifts yet

Give Caf a Gift

Profile Information

I am an awesome:
I love sewing because you can create just about anything you can dream up. My Mum taught me the basics when I was a teenager and since then I have been teaching myself. My main niche is handbags, which I design myself. I believe we should be doing everything possible to save this planet and thus I like to create out of recycled material including old clothes and offcuts. You can follow my sewing adventures at:
<a href=""; target="_blank">
<img src=""/>;
My sewing interests are:
garment, home decor, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
I am interested in patterns such as:
For clothing I like Simplicity branded patterns - however I prefer even more to create my own!

Caf's Blog

Why I Am Lucky And Will Be OK...With Sketching

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 10:04pm 0 Comments

Despite days since my stomping on
The pain is flaring just as strong
But I’m trying to turn this mood around
Keep these swollen feet on solid ground

And remember how lucky I am.

This is the latest imaginaiad, Leni, she’s just a sketch right now but is looking forward to getting her colours… Rellacafa

Pictures of RSD @ Rellacafa's New Home!

Posted on January 25, 2009 at 1:04am 0 Comments

I’ve worked pretty hard

And I’m finally done

The battle with code

I eventually won

Now for my troubles

I have a brand new site

A playground of sorts

For anything I write

And though I still have

Very much updating to do

I couldn’t resist

Sharing what I have done with you!

The latest post

More pics than most

Of my little

Swollen toes

Hope… Continue

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Story part 5

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Just as I was recovering in the hip

My body took another slip

This time striking me in the jaw

With I not knowing whatever for!

Thanks so much to all of you taking the time to watch these clips, it means a lot to me to be able to get the word out about this horribly debilitating yet unknown condition…thank you xx

My Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Story part 5…


Welcoming 09 With a Bang and a Mic

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 11:25pm 0 Comments

Shedding off 08 involved
The problem of my pain being solved
With a glass of wine
Or maybe more….
With enthusiastic sing stars
And a loony dance floor

Watch highlights at my blog Rellacafa

Now for the rest and recovery!

Happy New Year Stitchers! Bring on the sunshine 09!!!

Good Riddance 2008: Year of the Hell

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 6:01pm 2 Comments

Right throughout this year did rain
Torrents of torture and barrels of pain
Here’s hoping that it can be set right again
Cause it’s doing my head in, just staying sane

Good Riddance 2008: Year of the Hell

Comment Wall (15 comments)

You need to be a member of Sew, What's New? to add comments!

Join Sew, What's New?

At 12:38am on August 11, 2009, April said…
I do love! Give me some time to get them up. Right now I only have pics of my Coronado so I'll put those up to start.
At 6:36am on February 6, 2009, Larisa said…
beautiful creations, love the designs of your bags!!!
At 10:32pm on November 8, 2008, alicia said…
not sure what waiting is for, not heard from you in a while? what has been going on hon? how are you?

im still sick for months now with a ear infection etc. and fibromyalgia pain now, effecting my left arm worse.

At 8:17pm on November 4, 2008, alicia said…
hey i have sent you a bunch of emails did you change it? i have not heard anything back from you and was worried.

At 7:02am on October 6, 2008, rhen said…
hi caf,
sorry for my long response to your query. here's how to make soap;

Liquid Dishwashing Soap
500g Sodium Lauryl Ethyl Sulfate(SLES)
5 liters tap water
250 gSodium Chloride(Salt)
50ml Coconut Dietnolamide(CDEA)
50ml Linear Alkaline Benzene Sulforic ACid(Labs)
5ml NP-10 or Terginol
10ml Scent or fragrance
water soluble coloring(option)
You need a big plastic pan and plastic scapula enough to accomodate 5 liters of water. You need materials made of plastic.
1. Measure all materials needed.
2. Mix SLES in water gradually until dissolves.
3.Add desired coloring.(Mix first a pinch of coloring in half full of glass water before mixing it all in the pan)
4. Add CDEA &Labs.
5. Add fragrance, maybe jasmine, lemon, apple etc., only one scent.
6. Ass sodium chloride or salt, mix continuosly(the secret of good dishwashing liquid depends on how you mix them. Only in one stroke, continuously. Salt will make it thicker and bubbly.
8. Let stand for 24hours. until bubbles disaapear.
9. Pour into desired bottle.
20. Label.

Caf, next time gonna send for liquid hand soap, multi purpose powder soap, fabric softener and conditioner, Tiles and toilet bowl cleaner, and car shampoo.

I attended a seminar on how to make these things, now i'm making it by myself and sell them to people. Because those branded ones are expensive. Besides, you can earn a lot by selling them to your friends and other people.
Regards. Sorry for the delay of my response, I seldom open this site.
At 12:31pm on August 7, 2008, alicia said…
hi hon, how are you feeling? been overdoing it with the sewing, lol. drop me a line when you can.

hugs, lish
At 1:24pm on August 6, 2008, Madfishmonger said…
Not enough pics! The sewing room's a mess, I need to clean it up so I can take pictures. I'll get right on that!
At 5:57am on July 13, 2008, Martha Spivey said…
No, I didn't draw my avatar. I use it for my handbag company. By the way, you have some fantastic bags. Love them!!
At 10:29pm on July 11, 2008, April said…
I will very soon but right now my camera is on the blink. I hope to have pictures of my projects as well. Your collection looks quite impressive.
At 10:01pm on July 11, 2008, Terri said…
interesting sounding book!! I just finsihed a book called " stolen innocence" by Elissa Wall. Its about a girl who belonged to a poligamist group and was forced to marry at 14.. very interesting story.

© 2022   Created by Susan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service