Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas dresses

A dear friend inspired me with some gorgeous patterns to make my girls some Christmas dresses. I must say I was quite pleased with the result. I have never really made clothes for the kids, these easy pieces have encouraged me to do some more.

First up, the Wrap Around-yet-elasticised-waist skirt (a must for tinsy waisted girls like her, and it's still a bit too big) for my Big Miss.... In Michael Miller Christmas Critters fabric and coordinating star inspired contrast fabric.

she clearly loves to model for me!

Then the reversible (I know!) Christmas pussycat dress for the Little Miss with cream and golden stars.

Version 1.0...

Version 2.0!

A closeup of my appliqued Christmas tree; the kitten placing the star at the top was a last moment inspirational choice!

not that keen on modelling, this one....
 This shot was the best I could get with many cranky expressions deleted straight from the camera!

and finally....

Ta da-aaa! See I can model when I want to Mum!

Made from patterns by Wink Designs

Friday, December 3, 2010

Before children...

These were the sorts of things I spent my spare time doing! These were all done from patterns, so I can't take credit for the design, but they were all painstakingly handmade by myself. I was decorating the house and reflecting on how many things I have made, so thought I would pop some of them up here.

 A flashback of craft if you like....

My Santa Swag, I still love them!

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My quilted wall hanging, all the panels are hand blanket stitched and hand quilted. It was not hand sewn together however! Every Christmas I hang it and remember how much work went into it.

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Beaded and padded felt stockings. The nativity one was from a pattern, so was the Santa one, only I didn't buy the patten, I drew it up myself! Madly I did two of Santa and gave one away for a friend's son's first Christmas. Sadly her other children have missed out!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's that time of year again!

To start hanging up your stockings....

Visitors to the Pea Green Boat