Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pink-ness & Craft Swapsies

A few very PINK things for a friend and her two gorgeous girls :)

I made some Booties awhile back (that I have already blogged) and made these matching bloomers from the Amy Butler "Little Stitches for Little Ones" from spotty fabrics with ruffles on the bum side to match the booties - also in 6-9mnth size. Hopefully the new owner loves them!

The front - Pink with white spots

The back - Ruffles with white Ric Rac

And here is the matching set - Bloomers with Booties - quite cute I think!

This is just a plain pastel pink singlet with some applique on the front. I designed the flowers myself, and was the first time I have appliqued onto something 'stretch' I think it is definetley a good idea and can spruce up boring tank tops for summer for girls (or boys!) Will be making some for Makaia & Zahli when I get some free time

Made this little ribbon flower accent for a bit of a 3d touch.. Quite effective I think!

I was involved in a craft swap on my favourite "crazy pram lady" forum and this is what arrived in the parcel for me on friday...

An 'organiser/portfolio' which has pads of paper, pens & pencils and 2 erasers and a pencil sharpener in the pocket. I LOVE it and it's perfect for all my noting and lists that seem to be lost all over the house and covered in Makaia drawings..
This is what it looks like closed with the brown satin ribbon...

And opened - Ta- Da!

Makaia has claimed it as hers - she is totally fascinated by the erasers as she has never used one before - I think she just keeps drawing pictures and rubbing them out again because of the novelty factor! Funny what amuses toddlers when they are almost 3 years old!

This is what I sent off to Perth for my craft swapee's Son who is similar age to Zahli (who is currently 10mnths)

I don't have any patterns for boys at all so made this cute military style cap from my "Little Stitches for Little Ones" book (Yes I adore this book and am slowly making everything in it)

I chose neutral browns/blacks and cream chequered fabric so hopefully will match lots of her son's outfits..

The lining was the same fabric but in cream so it matched perfectly. My 'stitch in the ditch' to join them together wasn't perfect but I'm hoping she won't notice too much!

Not sure if she has 'guessed' if it was me yet. Was supposed to be a surprise so did a good job of not letting on who/what I was sewing!

And finally here is a pic of our younger daughter, Zahli that we took yesterday - just because she is cute and I love her cheeky smile!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apple and Stripe Delight

I made this top for a lovely 'Forum Friend' of mine - Kate. She fell in love with Makaia's when I made it and asked me to make on for her...

Made from Sandi Henderson's Apple Dot and Stripe Fabrics which I am TOTALLY in love with *still* even though I purchased them all months ago :p
So glad Kate chose purple for the buttons - really finishes it off perfectly!
Here's the final finished pic before I posted it...

The very beautiful Jazmyn modelling her new top - perfect fit!

An Action shot... ;)
(Just because she is so cute!!)

I think this pattern is definetley a keeper! Kate posted a link to the photo on a parenting forum and now I have a few more orders as a result! Thanks heaps Kate!!! :D

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rolling Rolling Rolling..

Another Crayon Roll which was designed to be 'unisex' colours. I just LOVE the crayon fabric. I think it's PERFECT for the Crayon Rolls!

Hope the lucky winner loves it! :)


I made a cake for a lovely lady called Ceinwen on my "crazy pram ladies" forum and we were also invited to her daughter's Emily's 4th Birthday Party which was held at "The Fairies" Headquarters...

Here is the cake - loosely based on the Purple Fairy from "The Fairies" - I Think her name is Harmony? ? (I SHOULD Know this considering Makaia is addicted to fairies!)

It was a chocolate mud cake under all that icing and glitter - It taste DELICIOUS! First time i've made a mudcake so am quite pleased how it turned out and how it tasted! Definetley on the list for 'orders' now ;)

My piping is getting better and I was REALLY impressed with my fondant icing on the cake - it was perfect! Although you can't 'see' it cos it's covered with fairy glitter ;) My writing is pretty darn neat too! Especially considering it's freehand. Definetly the most enjoyable cake I have made so far!

Singing Happy Birthday to Emily - that's the "Rainbow Birthday Fairy" - What a fun job she has! Entertaining "Fairy" kids all day long and dancing around like a looney :p

Cutting the cake - VERY big knife for a little girl!
And here is one of Makaia just because I think she looked cute all dressed up in her fairy costume Nanna brought her... She was determined to wear a different one that is pink and SUPER short because mummy didn't realise it was a size 1 when she brought it - whoops!

Shame she wouldn't look at the camera! Was too busy watching all the other kids run around in the fairy party room!

Finally.. a 'group' shot in the Fairies Party Room - Just because the mural and paintings on the wall/floor/roof were very cool :)