30 December, 2015

Taa daa... A pretty summery dress for Laney

I needed to take some time out, so I decided to sew my lil girl, Laney, a dress and because it was the very first dress I had ever made, I opted for a vintage sheet as the fabric instead of the fancy shmancy expensive fabric that I have waiting to be used!
Now, not wanting to toot my own trumpet ..but... I think it looks pretty ace!  The pattern was a little fiddly but I think with practice I will get better at it as I'm already planning colour schemes for making another!
My model wouldn't stay still for a shot though, not even bribery of a cracker was going to work, so we threw that idea away and decided to head to town.

The vintage sheet fabric was an awesome fabric to use because it was already soft & flowing rather than the stiff new stuff you get (cos I don't prewash!). So, of course, I have been scrolling thru the internet to find some more as the colours & patterns are just gorgeous, check these ones out!

And to finish our trip out, of course there has to be a giant cookie involved!

You should grab the sewing pattern for the girls in your life as it goes from size 1 (what Laney is wearing) up to size 10. The pattern is a pdf and you can print out all the sizes on the one pattern OR you can just print the size you need. 

24 December, 2015

Handmade Gifts: a cloth doll

I've been getting friendly with my sewing machine and whipped up this doll for my lil girl and of course, I didn't use a pattern!

22 December, 2015

Win yourself a treat! | Giveaway

My gift to you, just head to Crafting With CraftyRie on Ravelry here.... to enter!

Handmade Gifts: a wooden doll pram

Wanting to buy less plastic and give more handmade, we (hubby, Joe & I) got together and made a doll pram for lil Laney. 

16 December, 2015

Miniature travelling teddy

I wanted to make something extra special for Joe for his birthday, something that he can treasure and be just for him. After putting my thinking cap on, I came up with the Travelling Teddy.

15 December, 2015

Teachers gifts... I think - what do you think?

I desperately need your opinion as I'm having major self-doubts right now. I made some presents as teacher gifts for Joe's teachers ...but are they good enough or ??

09 December, 2015

Handmade Gifts: Pillowtalk Teddy.

I made the cutest little teddy for Joe but he's not an ordinary teddy, this guy has a little secret....

07 December, 2015

PPP ...puffy pouchy pursey

 I'm feeling a little chuffed with myself, I made this from a kit - do you like it?

01 December, 2015

My sewing evolution.

I sat down at my sewing machine, intent on making myself some pouches to start to organise my stuff...what happened to me was somewhat a miracle!