I would love to make more of these. Only I did not create a pattern. I just spent an afternoon playing around with some left over fabric. Not sure I'll be able to retrace my steps.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
She disappeared into her room with an idea.
Hours later she reappeared with a huge grin on her face, a brand new guitar in her hands and a very urgent request. 'I need you to help me attach the strings. Now!'
I dropped everything immediately to help her because I understand. When I need her help to try the fit I can't wait either. And I should know how to be patient at my age.
The pattern for the top is from Happy Homemade vol. 2 - same as this one.
Monday, September 2, 2013
We can't leave the baby at home. What if it starts crying and we are not there?
And the baby doll pram is just not very practical. With a baby doll carrier you can eat ice cream and carry the baby at the same time. Unbeatable.
If only I had known, I would have made a baby doll carrier much sooner. Her big sister has placed an order, too.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The top picture shows a new skirt and T-Shirt I made which she put on especially for me so that I could take a picture. The bottom picture shows how she actually walked out of the door.
The sweater is an old favourite.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
In the past few days I have started to do some sewing again, just to clear my head and to feel I know what I am doing, if only for a little while.
This is my new plan, when it all gets too much, I'll just sit down, draft a pattern and get sewing.
Good timing, because that big daughter of mine really does need some new clothes.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
I cannot quite believe it is actually finished and that it actually fits.
And I wouldn't mind knitting another one either. I would prefer to follow a pattern created by an experienced knitter next time, though.
This was really quite an experiment. Maybe because I don't have much knitting experience and because I really don't understand the language used in knitting patterns. But like many other times when sewing clothes the adventurer in me thought, "How difficult can it be?"
Well, the lady at the shop where I bought the wool couldn't wish me luck often enough after I had told her about my plan (basically 4 rectangles sewn together with some minor add ons or take aways).
I've learned quite a few things about knitting. Also, that counting is definitely not my thing.
How do you keep track of rows and stitches?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Who would have thought that she might ever want to dress as something other than a princess at some point in her life. I still can't quite believe it.
But she was very clear. A clown - with a striped shirt, a bow tie, a red nose and a wig of red curls.
I tried to make a sort of girly version of a striped shirt and one that she can wear even when she's not a clown. I just have to make a little sewing time go a long, long way.
The bow tie makes me smile. It's a made of one of the last scraps of one of my favourite fabrics, (previously used here and here and here). So next time I get mad at all the fabric stacked into our tiny flat I'll look at it.