Amélie is beautiful:
So of course she deserves beautiful pyjamas!
I made some with some great flannel I found at a local Drapery:
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!
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:
Perhaps a little!!
I’ve finally conquered my fear of snaps and made a bib:
I don’t know why I was so scared, all you need is a hammer!
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!
So a bib for my cute friend’s baby named Riley. Hope he likes it!
I love my friend Bri, and so for Christmas I made her a book cover.
My only problem is she has a great eye for detail and design funkiness, so… Anyway, I hope she likes it!!
For the front cover I did a little babushka doll design, which, of COURSE, I found in All Sewn Up by Chloe Owens!
I like how she turned out, she looks quite peaceful there with her cute hoodie thing on!
Unfortunately, this one is close enough to see my wonky stitching!
But I’m happy with how it turned out, she should be able to fit a plain notebook inside and make it look pretty!
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:
I made it kind of doctor themed…
with a bit of jest thrown in!
I hope it’s manly enough for him!
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!
Here’s hoping it fits my nerdy brother’s iPAD!
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.
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!
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!
Happy Christmas Mum! Thanks for everything you do for our family!
I finished an apron for my friend Em last night!
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!
It’s got three pockets at the bottom for all her culinary needs, and maybe snacks to keep her going while she cooks!
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’!
Oh well, at least she can see it on this blog if all else fails!
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!
It’s not perfect (or neat!) by any means, but my embroidery/darning foot is getting a workout!!
My favourite bit is the swirly bits she’s put in the design (which I copied the best I could!)
On to the next project, an apron!