More Pyjamas for Amélie

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Amélie is beautiful:

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So of course she deserves beautiful pyjamas!

I made some with some great flannel I found at a local Drapery:

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I took pictures when Jon was trying to load her up with banana before going to bed to prevent her waking in the night hungry!

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It was hard to get a STILL picture of her! So Jon helpfully held her upside-down so I could get a proper shot of the pants:

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Successful?

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Perhaps a little!!

 

An Adventure into Snaps

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I’ve finally conquered my fear of snaps and made a bib:

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I don’t know why I was so scared, all you need is a hammer!

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Having said that, I couldn’t hammer the snaps in hard enough for them to actually stay, so Jon (with his manly biceps) did that for me!

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So a bib for my cute friend’s baby named Riley. Hope he likes it!

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A book cover for Bri

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I love my friend Bri, and so for Christmas I made her a book cover.

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My only problem is she has a great eye for detail and design funkiness, so… Anyway, I hope she likes it!!

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For the front cover I did a little babushka doll design, which, of COURSE, I found in All Sewn Up by Chloe Owens!

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I like how she turned out, she looks quite peaceful there with her cute hoodie thing on!

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Unfortunately, this one is close enough to see my wonky stitching!

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But I’m happy with how it turned out, she should be able to fit a plain notebook inside and make it look pretty!

Dr. Bluey in the house

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I have three brothers, the youngest one has just finished his second year of medicine.

To look at him, you would NOT think he was going to be a doctor! His hair, for example, is self cut: A shaved-at-the-back-long-at-the-front-poofy-on-top style. Plus it’s really curly, so you can imagine it looks crazy!

He carries a bobby pin around in case he needs to pin it back. I think he thinks that makes it a bit more normal… seriously?!

Anyway, his name is James, but we have always called him Bluey, and for Christmas I made him a case for his iPad that Uni got him:

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I made it kind of doctor themed…

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with a bit of jest thrown in!

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I hope it’s manly enough for him!

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Boys are tricky to sew for!

When I was getting the fabrics from my local shop, one of the ladies was like “What are you making?!” Not my normal floral pastels!

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Here’s hoping it fits my nerdy brother’s iPAD!

Oven Mitts for Mum

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My Mum is fantastic.

She helps out our family so much, and is so lovely to Amélie.

I’m hoping that she will like these oven mitts I finished for her a few days ago for her Christmas present.

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She is usually interested in purple, intricate, feminine things, so I’m hoping this will fit into her ‘like’ category!

I love the apple motif on it- of course it’s another pattern from Chloe Owens!

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I’ve just gotten into using felt in a lot of appliqué projects, I love it! The brilliant thing is it doesn’t fray, and it’s thick enough not to pucker a lot when you try to sew round it!

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Happy Christmas Mum! Thanks for everything you do for our family!

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An Apron for Em

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I finished an apron for my friend Em last night!

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Em is a very unique person, so I tried to make an apron to match!

I decided to alter the design (which had appliqué birds instead of bikes on it), because I thought it was a bit more random and funky… like Em!

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It’s got three pockets at the bottom for all her culinary needs, and maybe snacks to keep her going while she cooks!

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She’s living in Indonesia at the moment, so I have to post it to her.

She sent me a birthday card in October which hasn’t arrived yet, so I’m a little nervous it might get ‘lost’!

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Oh well, at least she can see it on this blog if all else fails!

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Birdie Heat Proof Mat

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I have to say I’m obsessed with this book I’ve bought: “All Sewn Up” by Chloe Owens.

I’m working my way through her projects for Christmas presents this year.

I’ve just finished a heat proof mat for my mother in law, and I love it! Chloe is such a talented designer!

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It’s not perfect (or neat!) by any means, but my embroidery/darning foot is getting a workout!!

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My favourite bit is the swirly bits she’s put in the design (which I copied the best I could!)

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On to the next project, an apron!