Friday, 27 November 2009

Reversible Apron

I have loads and loads of silver pins but find them very fiddling and, if I'm honest, a bit boring! So today I got some pretty colourful ones and couldn't wait to try them out.

I managed to finish another Christmas present and it's one I can actually show on here. I made a reversible apron from my friends little boy. On one side it has a small pocket and the other side has a place to hold crayons.

I am extra proud of this as although I got some inspiration from things I'd seen on the internet, I made it completely unaided, without using a pattern or tutorial. That is quite a first for me!

At this rate I might actually get all presents made by Christmas!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Two Pleased Girls!

Miss P was a happy little girl when I took a break from my Christmas crafting to make her some little nappies for her dollies. She even sat on my lap and 'helped' me make them!

I was also very pleased when I realised my local fabric shop has a range of pretty fat quarters. I know they are not good value for money compared to buying by the metre but it means I can afford to buy a selection of designs rather than just one.

So I bought these three Christmas designs. Just need to think of something to make with them! I love the one with the trees. The Michael Miller fabric on the right is from ebay and I bought it for bunting for my twin nephews. I just wanted to show it because it's so nice and I don't get to enjoy boys fabric much!

Apart from dolly nappies and Christmas presents, I have been making these decorations which will probably be some sort of garland. I have a few more to do first but these are ready to join my unusual gingerbread man. I am finding the hand sewing to be quite theraputic.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Nothing to See Here

I haven't really had much to blog about lately. The sewing machine has been working hard and some Christmas presents have actually been finished but I can't show any photos because of prying eyes (you know who you are)!

I won Debbie's Giveaway of some lovely Fat Quarters but the makes I have planned for those can't be started until all presents are done.

So I will show this very strange looking Gingerbread Man who has been made as a decoration and should be joined soon by some equally erm....unique looking friends! Please be aware it was very late at night when I did the mouth! Ok, I'll admit, embroidery is not my strong point.

When I had a spare few minutes I patched up a pair of Izzy's jeans with a scrap of Cath Kidston. Very 'Make do and Mend'! She is now the most stylish 2 year old I know!