Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rainbow patch quilt - or Procrastination is stupid.

2012-11-27 12.17.58 by TinCanDaisy
2012-11-27 12.17.58, a photo by TinCanDaisy on Flickr.

My daughter asked me to make her a quilt like the one in her favourite book - Laura's Star. That was 3 years ago and I procrastinated for that long. First I thought I needed exactly the same colours as the book, then I couldn't decide what backing to use then I couldn't decide what size to make it and then for some reason I couldn't find any enthusiasm for the project. I guess I had just put so many obstacles in my own path that it became too hard. One day though I just decided I was being ridiculous....my daughter really wanted the quilt. If I left it any longer she wouldn't be interested in it any more and it would just become another thing I'd promised to make her and never gotten to, so I just started on it and lo and behold it really wasn't that hard. So the moral of the story is, procrastinating that much is stupid. It really is.
The quilt is single bed size, the quilting cottons came mostly from spotlight. I used a flannelette sheet to back it so it's nice and snuggly and the bamboo wadding came from my mother in laws stash, I had to piece it but that was no drama either.
I'm so glad I made this for my girl, she loves it. She feels loved and I feel like a good mama for getting it done when I said I would.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The pretty witch dress.

2012-11-25 14.38.06 by TinCanDaisy
2012-11-25 14.38.06, a photo by TinCanDaisy on Flickr.

I think it's safe to say that I'm a bad blogger but I've decided that I'm ok with that. So today I'm going to share the pretty witch dress I made for my littlest DD for Halloween.

I used a vintage basic bodice dress pattern and altered the front. If I'd had more time I would have altered the fit as it turned out very wide, but the little witch was happy and really that's all that matters.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crafty Mamas Pixie Dress

I'm almost embarrassed to come back and make this post....but I made something and thought, well, maybe I ought to share.

I was very very lucky to be chosen to test the latest pattern from Crafty Mamas, designed by the very lovely Lisa herself. This is the Pixie Dress. It's so cute it makes me want to squeal!! I love that it's a slim fitting pattern as my kids are all on the average to slim side and so many patterns that I make up end up being loose and baggy on them.

There are a ton of options for this pattern. Hooded or not, long sleeve or flutter sleeve,  pieced hood and sleeves or plain. There are 3 length options for the skirt, tunic (which is what I made) knee length and long. I can think of so many things I can do with this pattern and I'm sure it's going to become a favourite.

My little model loves her new top. I don't know why she's sticking out her belly in this photo....she's one of those people who is very natural and happy but point a camera at her and she goes all awkward (a bit like her mama perhaps).