Monday, 23 May 2011
These two dresses are my latest creation. I made them for my nieces as they had an Alice in Wonderland party to go to. They are the first dresses I've made and I am very pleased with the outcome. I didn't have a pattern to work from so I just used a couple of their dresses to draw round for the main body and then just used a bit of trial and error for the sleeves.
Both girls loved the dresses and they were the best dressed Alice's at the party (well according to my sister!!!)
Sunday, 22 May 2011
These containers are great for storing little bits. I made my sister a set of three for Christmas and she finds them really useful. I intend on making myself some more to go on some shelves my hubby has just put up in the Laundry room. They are really quick and simple to make.
I love my sewing box. My husband made me this out of wood and I then covered it in the felt . The inspiration for this came from Cath Kidston. The roof has wadding under the felt which means I can use it as a pin cushion as well which has proved very useful!!
This, I think, was the first thing I made that I didn't actually have a pattern for. I got my idea from some pin cushions I saw in shop, there was a little flower pot and mouse. I just thought it would be nice to have the mouse peeping out from the flower pot. I'm really please with the way it turned out.
I made this curtain for my laundry room with the left over fabric from my kitchen curtains. There wasn't quite enough of it though so I added the red gingham at the bottom which I think works lovely with the Cath Kidston fabric.
Using left over material from my curtains I made this pin board. Its really easy to make I just bought a cheap wooden pin board for £1.00 and then put some wadding over it and the stapled the material over that, then just add the ribbon.
This rabbit is again from the 'Sew Sunny Homestyle' book. I just made a couple of changes. The ears in the book are upright but I prefer floppy ears on rabbits and I added the carrot. This one was made for my niece Sophie's 1st Birthday.
I love this mouse. Its from the 'Sew Sunny Homestyle' book. I made this for my niece Emily's 3rd Birthday. When I have time I'm going to make one for myself to sit on a shelf somewhere!!