Sunday, 19 July 2009

Ahoy Me Hearties..

Naff title..I know but I couldn't help myself!!

I am back from some time at my parents on the NSW mid north coast. was lovely. The weather was nice and I was kid free for a few days. Woohoo. Thanks to my lovely husband who held down the fort at home!!

Before I left I made this little outfit for my friend's new baby. After 7 years of heartache they welcomed a little boy 4 weeks ago. I am so happy for them, they totally deserve this little man!

I started off with the Ahoy baby shorts from Ottobre 3/2009 but made a few amendments along the way. I lengthened them, didn't add the seam allowance and added a cuff. Fingers cross they fit. They are made from a lovely blue and white striped linen that I inherited from my Granner's stash and cuffed the hems and waistband in some gorgeous kokka Dancing Rabbits.

And a little pair of reversible cloth shoes. I found this material at Spotlight last year a nice spotty linen and some cotton covered in animals. They are lined with little pigs and a wool flannel that I found at the Op shop. I made size 9-12 months for next winter.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Another Great Pattern from Make it Perfect

Win it over here. Fingers crossed as this would look lovely on my little man!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

I have been busy...

But can't reveal too much! I finished my swap yesterday for the Polka Dot Swap. I was worried about stepping outside my comfort zones and making something other than kid's clothes..But I did it and I love much that I actually wanted to keep the item for myself (bad..I know). I am happy with the finish and also the colours, as putting colours together makes me nervous. But it worked and I hope my swap partner loves it as much as I do.....

Sneak peaks and all wrapped up and ready to send.......

July is a busy birthday month for us..We have 4 birthdays in a space of a week. I used this tutorial over at MADE to make some crazy quilted birthday cards. Its a great way to use up scraps and it also allowed me to try out some of the fancy stitches on my machine. I used some card stock from an art shop but you could really use heavy folded cardboard. I think I will be making more of these..they were so much fun

Crazy Quilted Birthday Cards

Its my Mum's birthday next week and I made her a Prints Charming Brooch. Its the first time I have done any hand embroidery and as long as you don't look too closely..its not too bad! It was a nice little project that I could complete sitting on the lounge while the kids were tucked up in bed. I hope she likes it. I think it would look great attached to a bag as well.

Prints Charming Brooch

And cute is the littlest man in his Tin Whistle Robot Tee. Its hard to get a nice picture of him now..he doesn't sit still for any length of time.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Another Great Giveaway

Check out this blog and her wonderful giveaway. The owls would look lovely in the girls bedroom. Hop over and join the fun....

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Brrrr Its Cold Outside...

I have been sending the littlest man off to stay and play in about 4 layers to keep the cold out. He was desperate for a warm jacket. I searched my Otto mags for the perfect pattern and we came up trumps with the Little Ghost Fleece Jacket 6/2007. Its polar fleece fully lined with single jersey (minus the little ghost applique). I made a size 92 and didn't add the seam allowance, thankfully its a perfect fit. It came together so quickly apart from attaching the sleeves together. I came close to throwing the whole thing in the bin..I couldn't get my head around it. I find at times Otto instructions are so lacking. Thankfully my perseverance paid off and he had a warm snuggly jacket to wear to playgroup this morning. The only issue is the button holes. I interfaced the front panel underneath the button holes but they look like they are still going to stretch. I used much larger buttons than intended. I saw these buttons at Spotlight and knew they would be a perfect match. Anyway it just needs to get him through the next couple of months.

Sorry for the crappy model did not want to participate and its grey and gloomy inside to day