Friday, September 19, 2008

Log Cabin Cushion

We are of to Clara's birthday party this morning, Ellyse is very excited (well at least I think she is, she is on night two of a 5 night sllep ver binge at my mum's apperantly). Clara became a big sister earlier this year and I made little Lilly this . Her mum told me last week how muc Clara loves it and is always carrying it around. So out went the plans for a rara skirt and in in with the idea of a cushion for Clara. I went with reds this time as I didn't want it to look too much like Lilly's. Sadly that was my only other option other than pink, I really need to get some different colours in my fabric collection.

K and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary this week. I just cannot believe it was 8 years ago since that special day. I absolutely loved my wedding day, everything went to plan,and even though it is well known as having more tears than a funeral (we were living 1000km apart at the time and I hadn't seen him for over 8 weeks), it was one of the happiest days of my life.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The many faces of Ellyse

Another creation from this pattern. My sister has bought Ellyse a gorgeous denim skirt from an airport somewhere in the world that has red stitching. It just doesn't look right wearing any other colour than red with it. When I saw this fabric at SL I knew it would make a lovely top to wear with the skirt.
Ellyse was in a playful mood while trying the top on, here is Ellyse being

Sad (well sort of, it is more of a happy sad isn't it?)




After the last dress being too small, this top is just that bit too big, but she will grow into it.

Hasn't she changed since my first blog post 2 years ago?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Father's Day and some sneaky peaks

We had a very busy FD here as we also had a wedding to attend. Ellyse and Ashton made some handmade goodies, adn I also bought Keiran this book. I heard the author on the radio and just knew Keiran (and I) just had to read it. It will take hima while I am sure!

We had a lovely morning at home, then dropped the kids at K's parents' house for the afternoon. We don't relly do gifts for them (very sad I know), but I did make my dad this bag. He is so hard to buy for and I had this fabric - he loves everything old holden and even owns a few so it was perfect. I used this tutorial from Tin Whistle, although I made mine a lot bigger to make the most of the fabric.

Then in the afternoon we went to the wedding - here is the top I was so anxious about! I did feel a bit different to my 6 other friends who all wore dresses, but oh well.

And lastly a sneak peak at some gifts of love that should hopefully be arriving to their destinations tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A VERY belated gift

My hairdresser had her baby 7 months ago and when I told her I had a gift in mind she asked for something handmade as she loved the clothes I had made for Ellyse. It seemed silly to sew something for winter, so now it is warming up (an dthe fact I have an appointment tomorrow) I whipped up this little Madeline Dress tonight. It is very easy and the result is just too cute!

Off to bed for me, I have a busy day tomorrow!

The Versatile Wrap and a little apple top

I must have made this top at the end of last summer. I remember thinking that it was way too short and I doubted that I would wear it. Well I must have had much bigger milk boobies then...I rediscovered it last week and it fits much better than I remembered. I did a little hem and it is all finished. I am not sure where I will wear it as Keiran tells me the apples look a bit odd on a grown woman! I think it is cute though, and Ellyse does too!

I finally received my fabric order yesterday and was straight on to making the versatile wrap. I have been really looking forward to this, so you can imagine my disappointment when I realised, with a directional print like this, I didn't have enough fabric. It was easy enough to fix though, I just have a seam on one of the panels.

The skirt was easy to make, the instructions were great. I am not really happy with the way it sits at the moment, a button hole might help that though, but I think that is more my shape rather than the skirt!