Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Over the last few weeks i have been having problems with this blog. Not being able to log in, or not being able to create new posts or load up photos. Anyway I have therefore decided to bring forward the transfer to a new blog. For the moment the content of this blog will stay here and I will link to as much of the useful (ha ha) stuff or popular stuff as possible. Eventually I would like to get everything transferred to the new blog but for the moment that would take more technical knowledge than i have or i have the time to learn. Over the next few days I will get the new blog up and running and then I will be back with the details so stay tuned...
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
after making something very very similar as a christmas present for a little girl i know mademoiselle e. ordered 'one the same'.
as her every wish is my command i obviously obliged.
the pattern is based on the square necked yoke dress pattern from Homemade Kids Book II but I shortened the length to make it tunic style (mlle e. is "off" dresses at the moment).
the fabric is a very soft corduroy with a brown background, cute turquoise birdies and pink flowers with various green coloured leaves. there is an opening at the back which fastens with two heart shaped buttons which you can just make out on the photo below if you look hard. the yoke section is fully lined with a turquoise cotton which I also used to bind the bottom section of the back opening.
as it is november i had envisaged the tunic being worn over a long sleeved tee but it was warm last weekend and mlle e. cannot abide being too hot so it was worn as is.
i love this fabric and there is still some left but i'm not sure it would look so cute on me!
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Babies need blankets. Everyone knows that. So, what better to do, when waiting for the baby that doesn't want to leave your stomach, than make some blankets.
Firstly, the sort of quilt blanket.
Sort of, because the front is made up like a quilt - 9 squares with appliqued images all bound together nicely, just like a quilt. Only I
have had never quilted before you see and I had horrible images of all my hard work doing the appliqué and binding it altogether so nicely ending up in some tangled ugly mess so, rather than quilt, I decided to just add a backing of lovely snugly 'doudou' fabric.
|the 'doudou' fabric backing, and the obligatory 'label'!|
Here are close ups of the appliquéd squares:
And, here, a little person enjoying a kick
"will I be able to wear those boots soon?"
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
I just had a baby... and well, latter stages of pregnancy combined with school summer holidays, family visits and then getting everyone settled into new classes, new activities and new routines didn't leave me any time or energy for blogging.
I haven't been entirely idle for the last few months though as this little series of maternity pictures will show. Some of the clothes have been blogged about before but others were finished over the summer and I will go into more detail about them over the next week or so. In the meantime I have a hungry baby to deal with so I will leave you with the photos and I'll be back soon!
|Lisette for Simplicity dress (adapted for a bump)|
|Lisette tunic (adapted for a bump)|
|Meg Nielsen wrap around maternity top|
|self drafted pink linen shorts|
|Japanese sewing book pattern adapted for a bump with peter pan collar|
|Colette patterns crepe dress (adapted for a bump)|
|self drafted jersey drop waisted dress|
|self drafted jersey yoke dress|
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