I have had a number of unfinished projects on the go and finishing them is the motivation I needed to get into some winter sewing for the kids.
Firstly, I was a bit cheeky on Ellyse's birthday and only sewed enough of her dressing gown so that she knew what it was! Three, or is it four, weeks later I finally finished it! It is just the moat adorable fabric, so soft, and she just loves looking justlike mummy in the mornings (well the one cold morning we have had anyway!).
For a long time I have wanted to make a log cabin cushion after seeing them here a long time ago. Finally I got some cheap cushions from Ikea and 2 little baby girls have recently been born so I thought I would have a go. I am pretty impressed with my little cushion, (not so much the fabrics though, I just used some from my stash) I just need to make sure I pin it and be more accurate with my seams next time....it ended up far from square. The quilting shows that off! For a first attempt I am happy though. This one is for a little baby from Mothers Group called Lily and the next one will also be for a Lily, my hair dressers new little bundle of joy.
I had these shirts all ready to go for a pirate themed birthday party a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to make sure the shirts would fit the little boy before I stitched them. I am so happy with how they have turned out. No more hand blanket stitch for me! Although this is using my mum's sewing machine, not sure if mine would do as good a job.
Speaking of the pirate party, here are my 2 little pirates. This is the best photo I have as my batteries (yes I have 2 and they were both flat) were flat on the day. Ellyse did have a little pirate hat and a blow up parrot for her shoulder, but I think they were disregarded quite quickly.
Now I want to get into sewing some winter clothes for the kids. A pinni and some pants for Ellyse and some pants for Ash too....I just have to get through the ironing pile first.