Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Growing up too fast!


We have reached the stage where oldest girl (10) doesn't want to wear pink and frilly dresses any more!  Left to herself she would wear black all the time, but we have agreed that black and bright colours are great, just "no more pink and pastels, please Mum!"

So, since I had two yards of this lovely Jennifer Paganelli Carrie fabric in bright orange, I made her a BOO! Twirly Skirt, a matching belt for her insulin pump, and I appliqued a star in the orange fabric onto an old black t-shirt.  It must be OK, since I've been told she wants to wear it to the next school non-uniform day.  The highest accolade for a home-made outfit! 

The even better news is that I still have enough to make her a couple more skirts or a dress.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Pink Flower Fairy Dress


I made this dress for little girl (5) today.  The main part is a lovely Michael Miller Flower Fairies print.  Her big sister (10) has made herself a skirt with the pink fabric tonight.  When it's finished I'll take a photo to show you, because it's lovely.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Finally! Some sewing time.

 Today I managed to get some time to sew while the children were at school.  I made two pump belts for the elder children (which I have blogged about here) and because I didn't want little girl to feel left out, I made her favourite doll a new dress from scraps left over from this dress.









Thursday, 11 April 2013

Another Catch-Up Post!

Once again, I've neglected the blog, although I've made plenty of things since last time I posted.  I'll try to show a few of them here, although I'm sure I'll forget a lot.

One quilt square for my sister's quilt.



Bunting for my eldest daughter's birthday.

New cushions for the sofa.

Another quilt block for my sister, who likes elephants.

A party dress for a little friend, with hidden access for an insulin pump belt.

A matching pump belt.

The dress had little cupcake snaps all down the back.

and a matching handbag.


 A frilly apron for a very special friend.