Friday, 15 May 2015

Naptime Projects 💜💜💜💜

Long term projects don't work very well in this house. If it can't be done during a nap, or in the short space of time between Toddler Bedtime and Oh My God I'm Exhausted time, chances are it won't get done any time soon.

This is why I absolutely adore In Colour Order's drawstring bag. Fabric picked, cut out and sewn back together in one naptime.

One of my most wonderful colleagues is off on her second maternity leave next week. We're doing a collection as per, but I thought she'd appreciate this too.

Frog not included!

I hate to say this, but it's been much easier to find time to sew now that Mum helped me tidy the spare room - these IKEA kids storage units really have made a difference. Hate it when she's right about cleaning and tidying! 😭

PS - please excuse the shoddy wrong way round photos - I can hear chatter from downstairs and can't figure out how to fix them!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

A Spotty Dotty Washi

Here's my first ever finished top: a polka dot Washi Dress cut to tunic length.

I've got some beautiful chambray to make a dress, but, wisely as it turns out, I decided to make a wearable muslin with this Robert Kaufman cotton instead.

With help from the lovely folk on IG, I managed to make something vaguely wearable, but there'll be some significant changes on the dress version. I'm now beginning to understand why it's so difficult to get petite clothing on the high street!

Linking up to Le Challenge

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Do What Makes You Happy

My motto for the year! The end of 2014 was full of illness and stress, somewhat self inflicted. So this year, I'm focusing on keeping my little family happy.

Yesterday, what made me happy was a quick nap time project. Lovely to have something finished that won't become unfinished within 5 minutes of the end of naptime *looks at the ball pool... *

This is the Lined Drawstring Pouch by In Color Order, made with a free FQ from last summer's FQR and some animal prints from the stash.

Now, it was a ridiculously long post vaccination nap, but the pattern was very easy to follow so it really didn't take too long at all.

The Snack Size is perfect for taking Duplo to the café for our Friday afternoon coffee and cake (or milk and raisins!)