Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Secret Santa

I made my presents for my Secret Santa this year (I always seem tio make things for other people and rarely for myself!), I made a hot water bottle cover, a little handbag and a crayon roll.




A Manly Apron

I am so slack at updating this blog!

I made this for my brother for Christmas, I spent AGES trying to find a manly, kitsch fabric and finally found this one, which was perfect.

I lined it in red cotton and the pattern is.......misplaced for the moment, it's a 'get everything out the cupboards' job so I'll look tomorrow!  Anyway, it was a very easy pattern but looks very complicated and clever when finished, I like patterns like that ;)


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Baby Goth

My order of fabric came from the USA the other day and I have been itching to use it and the first thing I made was a new dress for Poppy in this fabulous pink skull print fabric.

I have got quite fast at making these now and I can actually but the bia binding on with no trouble at all now, yippee!!

My Best Friend's Wedding

My wonderful friend Claire who I have known since I was 12 and who I love to pieces and is the only person I feel totally comfortable and at peace with (apart from the Mr) got married at the weekend.

I wanted to make something to wear to her wedding and used and original 60's pattern for the dress and a 60's style pattern for the jacket, I used an amazing purpley blue 2 tone silky fabric which also had turquoise motifs and metallic bronze thread embroidered throughout for the dress and plain for the jacket.

It turned out perfectly (which my things never do usually!), it was fate! I wore it and it was so comfy, I am very, very pleased with it.

The pattern