Sunday, 29 August 2010

Swimming Shorts

I recently made these swimming shorts for Liam, using some Kauffman Animal Party that I bought almost a year ago. The pattern was the "Ahoy" baby shorts pattern from Ottobre 3/2009. I did my top stitching in orange, and managed to find some orange trim in the remnant basket at my local fabric shop. I have plans to make Noah a pair using the dog fabric that I purchased at the same time.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Belts, Belts, Belts!

How many belts do two little boys need? Well probably not this many, but I had bought all of these fabrics with the intention to make these using this tutorial. The hedgehogs I purchased from Badskirt, and the Robots and stars was from some really cool double sided fabric that I got from This and That from Japan. I previously made a musical animals belt in a different colourway that Noah wears, and picked up this colour from Amitie during the Sew It Together Shopping tour.

I made all of these up at once, with the exception of the last one as I had run out of D-rings. Luckily Nicole Mallalieu came to the rescue and I was able to get some more nice and quickly! I think the Robots belts are going to be their favourites, as they find stars to be most fascinating at the moment, and there were already exclamations of "Oooh! Twinkle Twinkle!".

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Our Creative Space

It might look quiet around here, but I have been rather busy....

I was recently lucky to attend the first half of a Don't Look Now workshop with Kellie Wulfsohn. She is such a lovely lady, and had heaps of wonderful tips for raw edge appliqué. I am looking forward to the next installment, where we learn to quilt our little masterpieces and turn them into cushions.

Liam and Noah have been a little creative too. I had their little table set up in the sun-room (where I sew, and we have our computers) with their new textas so that they could do some supervised colouring. The next morning they were up bright and early and managed to sneak in there and do some more - to my pattern sheets!

I guess they were a little irresistible. They also coloured some of my applique, but luckily it was only the back, and since it will be a cushion, no one will see it. Oh, and the textas are Crayola washables, so far it has washed out of any clothes they have drawn on, and comes off their skin with just a wet facecloth.

For more creative spaces, visit Kirsty at Kootoyoo.
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