Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tie-dyed T-Shirt


She tie-dyed this T-Shirt herself at summer camp. And she also made the necklace there. The bracelets we made at home this weekend (following this nice tutorial). Tomorrow we have to make another one for her ankle, she's decided.

I like the fact that in this day and age she thinks of making something she likes. Buying it doesn't occur to her yet. As if everyone made their own clothes and jewellery.

Imagine ;)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Mondays


The summer slow down has truly started. It's weird to continue as normal when everything around us just 'oozes' holiday.

Well, I'll try to take as much of that Sunday feeling into Monday :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Doll dressing





The plan was to have some time on my own and make her a dress she can wear to a wedding.
But she wanted to help and make a dress as well - for her princess (do you remember her?). I just about managed to draft a pattern before I had to give in and concentrate on what was really important.

And we took it very seriously. The princess was measured and drawn, we made a pattern and a roughly sewn prototype. The final dress will of course have to be pink with flowers - as you see in the original design. Fabric shopping will have to be next.

How sweet is that? Annemie sent me a pattern I would really like to sew.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Her sister's dress

2 years ago I made this dress for her sister. Now she's wearing it. Proudly.

Re-using old clothes made me think of mending. Do people still mend?

I have to admit, I am more likely to sew a new dress than repairing one that's been waiting patiently on the 'to mend' pile (which just keeps on growing and growing...)

However, I've been mending quite a bit recently and really enjoyed it. Not as fancy as recycling or up-cycling but very rewarding to see that with a little bit of care something can get used again.

Oh, I've been guest posting here

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Mondays

Discovering the unfamiliar in the familiar. Well worth a closer look.
As always, I am wishing everyone a Sunday kind of Monday.