28 September, 2018

Sunshiney Olivia Top

 
It's just turned spring here in Australia, so I decided to get the feel for new season by making Laney a sunshiney top!

Admittedly, it's not really warm enough for this top yet but hey, it's only going to get warmer right ...not colder?!?!
A gorgeous broderie anglaise yellow fabric for a girl who just adores yellow. Everything has to be yellow!
The top should last her a few years and we can even pop a long sleeved skivvy under it for next winter.
Pattern is this one (& it comes in adult sizes too, so you can be all matchy matchy if you want!)
...Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there are NO raw seams and it was an easy top to make!


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26 September, 2018

It's a Hors-icorn!

What do you get when you sew a horse but your little girl loves unicorns? You turn it into a unicorn whilst sewing! Meet the Hors-icorn! 

I had previously purchased a cute horse soft toy sewing pattern ready to sew for my daughters birthday but when I set out to sew it, she'd suddenly gained a strong interest in unicorns. So instead of purchasing a new kit (especially for the unicorn), I jazzed up what I had to turn it into a unicorn.


Instead of plain hooves, I used glitter felt to make it more magical. I ditched the brown felt for the main and used a white felt instead and then of course, the glitter felt unicorn horn!

My (now 5yo) daughter loves it and plays unicorn all the time with her barbie dolls!

You should totally make one too, the pattern was an easy sew.
If you want to jazz it up with glitter felt (because glitter felt is awesome) then grab some here.

Happy horse / unicorn making!

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24 September, 2018

Round The World Bag

I stumbled across this bag when the designer was seeking pattern testers. I signed up straight away because I thought it was so cute and it was 'different' to a lot of the bag patterns that we see nowadays. 

The bag was easy to make too!  The pattern is so well written that it makes each step easy and the only hardware needed is a normal sized zip & an optional d-ring if you were wanting to add a strap.
I made the large bag as I thought it would look cute hanging up in my crafty area when not in use.
Grab the pattern here. 
Exterior fabric is this one and the interior fabric is this one.
I got my zip from here.
The stuff that gives it the fantastic shape is this stuff and I gotta admit, I'm a big fan of it!
p.s. the smallest size would be super cute as a Christmas tree decoration or make 12 or 24 of them for the best advent calendar ever!
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21 September, 2018

Quick Easy Pouch

I whipped up a small pouch for a birthday gift recently.
I hunted around for some nice fabrics, cut, sewed, trimmed, zippered and French seamed.
I think this small pouch is cute, perfect for popping into a handbag and it's definitely one-of-a-kind!


19 September, 2018

Gift making: Trivet

Don't be too shocked when I tell you that I've just crossed the first present off my  "Christmas Present Must Make" list!

This is a trivet, you know for putting teapots, saucepans or even plates on. 
Do you like it? Do you think the recipient will? Disclosure: it's actually for a Kris Kringle and our them this year is trivets! (last year it was decorated coat hangers!)

It crocheted up so easily!  Do you believe me? It looks tricky doesn't it but it's not. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make, I did this in an afternoon!

Pattern is this easy one.
Yarn ideas: this cotton, check out their fab colour range!

So, what's next on my "Christmas Present Must Make" list?  Well, I'm going to make a batch of these kittys - for my kids & a friends kids but remember..  shh, it's a secret!

p.s. it looks pretty on the back too! 
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17 September, 2018

I made a Hobby Horse!

I made this hobby horse and yes, it was easy and yes, my kids love it!

It looks harder to make than it actually was. In fact, my hubby asked me where I bought it from and when I told him that I had made it, he was totally surprised! 

Pattern from here... but whilst you're over there looking at the pattern, buy the kit and make life even easier for yourself because all you have to do is then add the stick which is just a broom handle.

Oh.. I turned it into a unicorn by adding a removable glitter horn!
I just made a cone from glitter felt and then attached some glitter elastic, so either the horse can have the horn or my Laney can pop it on her head!.

Grab some glitter felt from here or here.
Grab some glitter elastic from here.

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10 September, 2018

Butterfly wings


 
Four days from her fifth birthday, Laney asks "Pweeze Mumma, can I have butterfly wings for my birthday. I want to fly like a butterfly." How can I refuse such a cute request!