Friday, 19 November 2010

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

toddler swap goodies

What a lovely suprise to come home to-our toddler swap goodies got here much faster than I expected. I only managed to get CJ to model the lovely poodle print hoodie before bed but she loves everything (so do I!)

A big thank you to Barb for organising, and to all the very talented sewing mamas who joined in

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

nearly there!

Well we are nearly at the end of the september stash game. Just a quick update on all the new clothes i've made for Claudie this week

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

stash game weeks 1 & 2

I'm a bit behind with uploading photos- this first one is for accountability more than anything

10 Obi wraps from 1 yard wonders all as presents for the volunteers that work for our charity

I gave them out at the weekend-everyone loved them-especially the zebra print!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

wedding outfits

Not quite sure what blogger is doing with my photo today so excuse the squiffy layout!
This is Portabelle Pixie Gracie- the jumper pattern.
I love it but the pattern is definitely missing a few instructions-there are no dots on the front pattern piece yet you are told to gather between them. The instructions to put the collar on seem over complicated and confusing too

Madam was in a silly mood so action shots is the best I could get! I made it for her to change into once my sisters wedding ceremony is over and the pictures are taken. Crawling is not advisale in a bit frilly net skirted dress so she can wear this with some brown velvet trousers

I'm still not sure if I'm wearing this to my sisters wedding. The tunic is from an Otto, I'm really pleased with it-consdering its a slippy fabric, stretch jersey and had a pattern to match up!

Right off to look for an apron pattern-I finally get to do a swap with people in the UK :-)
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Autumn clothes

This was suposed to be the Otto Muffin tunic-turned out a little too long-but it makes a nice dress too! It was my very first attempt with my serger-it didnt turn out too bad

My second serger attempt-a recycled t-shirt. This was a 25p t-shirt from a car boot sale, but it was too small. I loved the tortoise logo on the front so using the Farbenmix Imke pattern I made it a bit wider and put long sleeves on it-I'm really pleased with this !

Couldn't resist this shot of CJ playing ar guitar! Otto 4/10 #2
I wanted it to be more of a top than a dress but forgot that when I cut it out- I've chopped about 4 inches off the bottom now so she can crawl in it. Sorry for the blurry shots-DH took the camera to an airshow so I had to take them on my phone
The fabric is Robert Kauffman Apples-they are CJ's favourite food

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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

bits and pieces

I'm trying hard not to make CJ any more summer clothes-she has enough! So before I start on autumn/wimter I made a couple of non clothing bits for a change
This is one of the nappy bags from One Yard wonders- the change pad is part of the bag and folds up at the back. My favourite fabric ever- but I only had 1/2 yard so had to use off white linen as well, I think it would have looked too busy all in the pattern anyway

Ok so I lied but I made these a few weeks back- Djorte again, in Riley Blake fabric-I love these so bright and sunny

A messenger bag for my niece's birthday-again from One Yard wonders

and one of the 4 sleeping bags I ended up making, 2 for cj and 2 for my nephew-the applique is a giraffe from some Ikea fabric.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

so so lucky!

I am such a lucky girl-look what I received fro my newbie swap on sewing mamas!! I can't beleive how well Lorraine picked for me-although I have to say I've loved everything all the other mamas have been showing from their goodie boxes too-what a talented bunch of ladies

Before I start-apologies for the poor photography-when I get tired I shake, but I so wanted to show what I got!!
First up a gorgeous bag and pincushion from Rachel Flores-its a whopper of a pincushion-perfect for me, and the bag matches both my green handbags perfectly

Next a stunning blue apron from SewinLove -its something I have never got around to making for myself-this is going to get worn alot -its beautiful

Sorry tired uncooperative model shot again-but isn't the apron so so cute? From Jenn Carney-I'm so pleased I got this, I fell in love with it when Jenn sns'd it and it fits madam perfectly

next up-a so so pretty stripework dress form Kellybelly 77- CJ has alot of t-shirts that will go perfectly under this (our summers aren't very good lately) so its going to get alot of wear

now I'm really embarrassed by my photo here-the dress is a gorgeous salmon pink colour, the fabric is a waffle texture? and has a beautiful celestial print on it-I am so so in love with this dress-and it will fit perfectly come autumn. Its an Olivia (now I know why you all rave so much about this design!) from mdaisy

and finally a gorgeous ring sling from mysticwill. I was going to give this to my sis for my new nephew but i got to thinking-I really love it and am going to check with Heather if CJ is too big for it and how to do the sling up properly. I really struggle to carry her short distances form the car now and this would make it alot safer

I feel very blessed to have taken part-I really enjoyed this swap-thanks for looking at all my lovely gifts!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sewing mamas challenge

I love this pattern! Its Keyka Lou's camera wristlet-I made 3, the blue one for me, a pink for my sister's birthday and the orange/pink for a friend. I can see me making alot more of these, it was really fun to make. The only dissapointment was when I tried to use a magnetic clasp instead of velcro-the magnets I got were way too strong and would have ripped the fabric with too much use. Anyone know of a way to weaken a magnet lol?
These are Otto Raspberry trousers, I made them in linen with owls print cotton to match a little peasant blouse I'd already made. I deliberately left off the flap on one pocket so CJ could hid things in there. This was the first test of buttonholes on my new machine-so easy I'm going to be buttonholing everything from now on!

In unwilling model pose with a sunhat from the new Otto- I added a button to the top where the seams meet to neaten it off a bit, and a little orange gingham bow to the back. Trouble is she loves it too much-madam pulls it off her head and hugs it everytime I put it on her!

and finally-these aren't fr the stash challenge, but just some PJ bottoms using the scrapbag I bought from the fabric worm-I was really pleased with the fabrics in it-oh the hat main fabric came from the scrapbag too.
I was given the vintage (about 26 years old) blouses from a friend and thought they'd make good PJ tops

I have to start my sister's wedding invitations this week so I don't think I'll have a chance to sew anymore till they are done, but I loved taking part in the challeneg, it gave me the push I needed to practise my topstitching, tackle buttonholes-oh and french seams on a pair of leggings! (long story!)
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