Sigh. I am tired and emotional and I found myself thinking of my darling nanny. Then Elora wanted some orange, so I was distracted whilst I set myself the task of choosing an orange and slicing it up and putting it in a bowl and choosing a pinny of her to wear. And the pinny […]
This lovely fabric is a Japanese fabric called ‘Trefle’ by Kokka. It is a thick and close woven fabric that would be great for furnishings and accessories. I bought this fabric because in one my my appliqué phases I thought it would be lovely for appliqués, but now I think I would like to make […]
This lovely fabric is from Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks range. It is called Festival in Tangerine. What I like about this fabric, and a lot of Anna Maria Horner’s designs, is that the pattern runs along the edges of the fabric, with a different pattern running down the centre (excuse my photos!). I bought […]
This delightful Alexander Henry fabric is called Barclay Snails, in fuchsia and olive. Fuchsia is one of my most favourite colours. I bought enough of this fabric to make a bag, or a skirt for Elora, but I think the snails would also make super appliqué embellishments, or even nice fabric buttons or brooches. I […]
I have had this unfinished Holly Hobby dress in my possession since Georgia was little. My grandmother gave it to me – I can’t even remember the full story of this piece. Anyway, I was cleaning up Elora’s wardrobe because she is well and truly in size 2 clothes now – clothes need to be […]
My lovely friend Tania scored this beautiful vintage sheet. Isn’t it pretty! I’m quite envious. She’s going to use it to make pajama pants for herself and here daughters. I love the idea of having matching jarmies pants! There are lots of tutorials on the Internet for making simple pants, using your existing pants to […]
I love my collection of spring street fat quarters (image from here). I am inspired to make quilts and bunting for a shared kids’ room – my inspiration comes from here:
More on the bird theme. The owls are cute and I like the bright colours. Scraps leftover from making a little dress for Elora could be used for appliqué and buttons for accessories. I also think this would make such a cute sunhat.