Thursday, 15 February 2018

Little Hoodies

Excuse the awful pictures, I was clearly too busy sewing to remember to take any more!

 These were Christmas gifts for two small people and I'm so pleased they fit well!  I got the pattern as a digital download from Etsy (from this seller)

The main fabric is a jersey and the contrast is t-shirting.  I really enjoyed this pattern and I'm hoping to make a few more this year!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Project Bags

Yep, still on Christmas gifts (I think this is the last week though)!  I made a couple of friends a project/makeup bag each.

 This one is black faux brocade and lined in green cotton with a grey zip.

This one is purple cotton, lined in cream and with a purple decorative zip.  Fairly simple construction but I enjoyed making pretty things for friends!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Beaded Hoop Art

I made this for a friend who adores all things beaded.

It's a mixture of seed beads, some bigger beads and some sew in gems.  I backed it with felt and added a green satin ribbon to hang it on.

 This was such a super fun thing to make!  So, I forsee more of these in the future!

Monday, 5 February 2018


Yup, we're still on Christmas crafting!  (The end is in sight though, fear not!)

I made a couple of friends a velvet waistcoat each as a Christmas gift.

The first one is dark green velvet and lined in green as well.  It's got gold buttons and gold D rings to adjust the back.

 The other is blue velvet lined with black and it has brass buttons and D rings.

 Both waistcoats have a patch pockets bit enough for a fob watch and I really enjoyed making them!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Small Person Dress Up - Wings and Lion

Apologies, I don't have many photos of these.  I was working up to a deadline and I forgot to snap pics in my hurry to be done!

First up, I made a set of wings for a dress up set for a little one who loves birds.  They are a fleece base and I cut out oval shapes to make wings and layered them up.  I made elastic straps on the other side for Littley to pop her wings on.

This is a tabard, made of gold crushed velvet.  It has a hood with fur trim and little tiny ears and a long tail so Littley can be a lion.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Embroidery - Shakespeare

A friend of mine is a big Shakespeare fan and she's just moved into her on place so I thought one of her favourite quotes might be a nice present!

It's silver thread on navy cotton.  

I framed it as well, but it's a pain to photograph though!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Oven Gloves

Were very much on my Christmas gifting list this year!  I actually made 3 pairs but entirely for got to photograph one, so there's just the two in this post.

I made these red ones for a friend who loves his music (and whose wife handily mentioned they are aiming for a red kitchen!).

The green ones were for a friend who's house is slowly becoming festooned with my sewing (poor so and so!), so I knew the green would tone with their colour scheme and the yellow might just be the last tiny scraps from his wedding frock coat!

The not pictured set were blue floral and to tone with aprons I'd already made in that house (no point matching the kitchen as it's about to be redecorated).