Craft, Fashion & Lifestyle

Archive for August, 2014

Craft a week – week 21

This week I’ve been sewing up a couple of little girl dresses from a pattern I designed. It’s a mini version of my Betty Dress! One is for Auds and one for my best friend’s daughter for her 2nd birthday (spoiler alert Lindsay).

I finally got to use some beautiful wooden buttons that I bought at Unravel festival (Farnham) last year. I knew they would be awesome for something!

I also made a little teddy cat for Audrey with my left over fabric scraps and she loves it. There seems to be something about having a cat with a matching outfit that pleases my child (and me I have to say!).

The fabric is from Fabric Land in Baskingstoke and is a nice lightweight cotton poplin.  The top of the dress is fully lined and has a concealed zipper and the skirt is made from the full width of the fabric gathered which gives a perfect full skirt for a little one.

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Why don’t you…

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer?! Bit of a blast from the past here but who remembers the BBC summer holiday programme ‘Why don’t you’?. It ran from the early 70’s through to the mid nineties and had the tag line ‘Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out […]

Love Patchwork and Quilting…

Did you spot us in Love Patchwork and Quilting mag this month? It’s a great issue with loads of inspiration for your next quilting/ craft project…I must get started on a Duck & Duffel quilt!


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