Thursday, 26 July 2018

Wish Jars

Smyrna gave me a make your own wish jar kit for my birthday!  I went a little off piste from the instructions, but I love what I ended up with!

Aren't they sweet?

Monday, 23 July 2018

Baby Blanket

Ok, I was away for a bit longer than intended, but ah well!  I've been out and about enjoying summer adventures rather than sewing!

My cousin has recently welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world so I sent a little present!

I do like making baby quilts!  This is a cheery full on number, which will hopefully be of some use to my cousin in her new journey as a mama!

Welcome tot he world little one, I can't wait to meet you!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Nothing to See Here!

Whilst I have been crafting, most of it is for things that have yet to be made public so you're going to have to wait a while to see anything!

With that, I'm giving myself this week and next week off blogging!  See you all in a fortnight!

(In the summer I prefer to be out on my bike rather than in the craft room!)

Thursday, 21 June 2018


No sewing today as everything I'm working on is either a secret or for a future project, so instead please admire my rather messy meringues and elderflower jam!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Birthday Beads

My Lil Sis had a birthday so I made her a little gift!

I had a lot of fun picking out colours to make the pattern!

I backed it with a scrap of pink fleece and used a pretty patterned ribbon to hang it up.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

My Little Pony Dress

When you know someone who loves MLP and has a birthday, well...  A Pony Party Frock is clearly the perfect gift!

 I paired the pony fabric with a purple cotton and added white buttons and a purple satin ribbon!

Monday, 11 June 2018

My Birthday Cake

Quite pleased with how this turned out!

It's an ombre three tier vanilla sponge, covered in buttercream.  I loved making it and I also enjoyed eating it!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Needle Felt Cupcake

I made this cupcake kit up the other day!  I think it's so cute!

It took me about an hour and I thoroughly enjoyed making it!

Monday, 4 June 2018

Surprise Post

I don't know about you all, but I love surprise post!  So I thought my furthest away pseudo-niece, might as well!

I made her a dressing up dress (Lizard isn't the only rainbow fairy princess I know!) and an everyday version and bundled them up and sent them off.

The everyday dress is a forget-me-not poly cotton print, with wooden buttons and a cream satin waist ribbon.

The dress up frock is pink satin, with a rainbow organza over skirt, a lilac waist ribbon and a silver neck ribbon.

I was lucky enough to be sent a video of them being opened and I can safely say they were very well received!

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Happy Birthday Me Part 2

On my actual Birthday we visited Arnos Vale.  Possibly not to everyone's taste but I had a lovely time!

This time, I wore a circle with an Alabama Chanin t-shirt bodice and a circle skirt which was drafted by the fabulously talented Katy (who also helped sew it, because I decided I needed this dress with less than 48hrs before I actually needed to put it on because I'm clever like that...)

The petticoat is one I already owned and the waist sash was very hastily made from faux satin.  The dress itself is a gorgeous floral print t-shirting.

It's a very fun outfit and I can't wait to wear it again!

That said, petticoats add quite a weight to you, don't they?

 Lots of photos, because why not?

Parasols, incidentally, are amazing and I encourage everyone I know to acquire one!

Monday, 28 May 2018

Happy Birthday Me!

I've leveled up again and so I made myself a couple of frocks to celebrate!

This is McCalls 7117 version B with the longest length skirt for maximum twirl!

 All photos were taken at my birthday party, just before we played 'Parcel Parcel' and made candyfloss!

 I had a wonderful day and I can't wait to wear this dress again!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Ballerina Doll Kit

A few Christmases ago, Mr Kit gave me a make your own ballerina kit.  I finally got around to making it!

The instructions were pretty easy to follow, though I did adapt it slightly (my ballerina has actual shoes!

She was a lovely sew and she is much admired by Lizard who has named her after her ballet teacher.

I'm wondering about making a few more rag dolls, as I think she needs friends, don't you?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Sword Bag

I finally got a synthetic training sword!  It's super cool but as it's not advisable to carry swords in public (even plastic ones) I needed a bag for it. 

 Here's my handy model showing off my shiny new sword!  I wanted my sword bag to match my kit bag and luckily I still had some of the fabric so...

The bag is made from rose printed chambray and denim, with a herringbone tape strap and green bias binding and trim.

The construction is a simple draw string bag made to fit my sword and tapered so as not to be too baggy at the pointy end.

As you can see it matches my kit bag and the sheer frivolity of it makes me grin every time I see it!