Sunday, December 14, 2008
I arrived home last week to find a surprise parcel from the lovely Lisa Inside was a lovely appliqued vest and shoes for the hopefully-soon-to-be born baby and a little puch for me to store a couple of nappies and some wipes in (in a lovely denim and red spot combo). The tag was very cute too, although I don't think you can see it too well in this photo but it was a hand drawn picture. How very generous for her to send us such a fab gift.
Lisa makes and sell fantastic bags and pouches too so you should check out her blog as well as her madeit and etsy stores.
Thank you Lisa!
I took part in this year's Essential Baby sewing group secret santa. I duly sent off my parcel last week and received these goodies in return from Aimee. A table runner and placemats along with a Christmassy scented candle. My favourite colour is red and I'm also a bit partial to blue so the gifts were just perfect and will look lovely on my outdoor table (when it stops raining that is).
I hope my secret santa likes what I sent her...merry christmas!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
So here she is wearing the dress. I have had so many compliments on it and Maddie loves it so a HUGE thank you to Pink Lizzy.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I have signed up for the EB secret santa swap within my sewing buddy group. As part of it I needed to respond to some questions and blog my answers so here goes:
Would you like something handmade as a gift?
Do you have a favourite Christmas Colour?
Red is my favourite colour generally and I guess that’s Christmassy. I also like silver and white.
Do you decorate the whole house or just a part of it?
Just parts of it, probably the living room, Maddie’s room and a wreath on the front door.
Do you have any Christmas Traditions?
I always used to make paper chains as a child and that is something that I would like to start doing with Maddie and we always had a small present on the tree for the day that it comes down.
What sizes are your children?
Maddie is 2 and a half so a size 2-3. I'm also due a boy bub on Xmas Eve who I'm hoping will be pretty small...
Do you like quick projects or things that take a little longer?
Both, but generally I do quick projects.
Is there anything that you like to collect?
Little boxes and sewing stuff!
Is there anything you don't like/ don't need?
I can't think of anything that I don't like and seeing as I have only been sewing for a relatively short time I don't have a huge stsh of sewing things yet.
I used a Burda pattern that all my EB sewing group friends have been using recently. I used a lightweight denim for the pockets and some fabric from Spool, which I had in my stash for the main part. I appliqued a top with a surfboard motif to go with it.
Anyway, I'm pleased with how they turned out and now M would like some too but in pink apparently! I have some cupcake fabric which I might use for hers.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Next on my list is a foldaway playmat using Michael Miller's Merryville Tot Town fabric. Hopefully I'll get it finished next week.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I'm going to make Maddie a couple of easy skirts this week seeing as the weather seems to be getting a bit nicer so hopefully I'll be back to blog them soon!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
I've also just finished a kimono for one of the carers at M's daycare who is about to have a little girl. Although I'm pretty pleased with the outcome it did give me the title for the post. I'm finding bias binding so fiddly and annoying...completely ugh! It does look good once it's done though. M was very annoyed that this wasn't for her so I've promised that my next project will be a top for her.
This promise was a bit of a fib because I've already started my next project, which is a vintage style apron for a friend who offered her babysitting services so that we could have a night out on Saturday.
The most exciting news today is that one of my EB sewing friends randomly selected me to be the recipient of a gift to be made by her. How exciting and generous! Here's a link to Lisa's inspiring blog.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I went on a late(ish) night trip to SL last night. Going without M is so much easier and more enjoyable. I actually had time to have a proper look around rather than just adopt my 'smash and grab' tactics when she's with me. I bought loads, including some pretty fabrics to run up some summer pieces for M:
Next on my 'to do' list is to make a baby kimono for a friend's soon-to-arrive bub and seeing as I'm on a bit of a roll I might make a start today...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I have a new hobby - sewing (with a bit of knitting thrown in)! It seems that I am trying to turn myself into a 1950s domestic goddess...and mostly failing! Of course, if this really was the 1950s then I wouldn't have a blog to keep everyone posted on my progress.
I have been trying to sew for the last year and mostly frustrating myself with my lack of success. I finally bought a new sewing machine a couple of weeks ago and now my sewing has been revolutionised.
So far I have made the following:
Little turtle softie for my midwife's new baby
Baby bib either as a gift or for when Pip pops out later in the year
Some toy beanbags given to M's friend Grace as she took a liking to them
Some corduroy trousers for M
A crayon roll for M to take on the plane when we go away on Sunday
A knitted hat for a friend's new baby
Projects in progress:
A baby blanket for Carolyn and Barney who are about to have a baby
A jumper to go with the hat above
A cardy for M
Hope to post more soon...with pictures once I have taken some!