Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Yet more dresses

ok not just dresses but I have made another couple of the Funktional threads Rachel

 I love this one! An old John Rocha t-shirt of CJ's upcycled as a birthday present for a little friend's bithday tomorrow
 I have a love/hate relationship with this dress. I like the sleeves, cut from a shirt of mine, and cj loves the design but it got washed with something that bled indigo dye on the pink sections of the skirt so I had to take it apart and replace them. Oh the things I do for this child LOL
I have never sewn a cardigan before, but at £14 each for a knitted one in the shops it was definitely cheaper to buy a pdf pattern and have a go.
Ok so by the time I bought the kam setter and snaps it worked out alot more expensive but long term its a good investment-so I tell my husband!!
I've now made 3 or 4 for cj and my baby niece, they are getting addictive!!

 We had 2 days of sunshine last week so I went all wild and crazy and made shorts (elephants and elegance pdf pattern) Yes it is officially my fault that there was snow in the UK today LOL
and finally I had to recover Claudie's little Ikea chair-my fault I shrank the cover in the dryer. She picked the fabric herself- i am glad there is enough left over for me to make a tote bag too. The original plan was to recover the existing cushion but it was flat and lumpy so I used pillows to make new cushions.
Madam is very pleased with it

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

noodlehead basket

I love this pattern-this will be the first of fact I have to make another identical since this one is a gift, and madam seems to think its for her!

It's going to the preschool CJ attends filled with playdough cutters/ tools etc. We were asked if we wanted to get gifts when the kids leave if we would please get something for the children to play with instead.

But as madam has demonstrated it would also make a good bath toy bag! The russian doll fabric is laminated, the inside is cotton poplin that I covered with laminate film

Thanks for looking!