Friday, 17 October 2014

I {heart} Aster

One's spring wardrobe is not complete without a comfy and cool cardigan. While she was sleeping, I made one for Little Monkey.

Do you recognise this pattern? Yes this is the Aster cardigan designed by Vanessa from lbg studio for Willow and Co.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Capris for spring

As the weather is getting warmer I continue working on Little Monkey's spring wardrobe. The Serendipity capris is the newest addition.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cool hooded vest

Spring has come to Australia. While the sun is nice and warm, the wind can still be chilly. Days are getting longer and warmer, but nights are still cool.

Little Monkey and I love going to playgrounds and parks. Her denim Little Red Riding Hood jacket still fits just fine, but I wanted to make her something else. She is an adventurous little girl, and her clothes needs to be washed often. She needed something that could be layered, something that would shield her from the wind but would not be too hot to wear in the sun. I loved the vests that Suz and Jen made for their daughters. They both used The Woolen Vest, a free pattern by Little Kiwis Closet. I thought a little vest like that would be perfect for our early spring!

So, While she was sleeping, I made a hooded vest for my Little Monkey.

Gotta love a garment that can be sewn in one night and warn the next day!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Father's Day dress

In the beginning of last winter I bought fabric to make curtains for Little Monkey's room. I thought I would quickly put them together and move on to more exciting projects, but no! I would start and stop working on them, looking for any excuse to make anything other than the curtains. A few weeks ago I got so frustrated with myself that I decided I would not make anything until I finished the curtains... so for a little while I made nothing. A couple of weeks ago I started missing sewing and finally finished the curtains. I am not sure if I am going to blog about them. If you want to see what they look like, there is a photo on my Facebook page.

Now the curtains were finished I could sew fun things again! My self-imposed curfew was over. Hooray! I thought there was no better way to reward myself than to make something for my daughter.

While she was sleeping, I made a new Louisa dress for Little Monkey.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Creative challenge by Clare's Craftroom

A month ago I heard about a Crafting Challenge hosted by Clare from Clare's Craftroom and I could not resist the urge to join in!

Clare sent all the participants two clues that they had to incorporate in a project. We could use any medium: paint, paper, fabric, glue - you name it! My clues were:

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Guest posting... But where?

Hi guys,

Just quickly popping over to let you know that I have made something new for my daughter... But what is it? Visit HERE to find out!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Around the world blog hop

Lovely Jane from Lil Pip invited me to participate in the Around the World Blog Tour, and I was happy to jump on board! So, let's get to it! Feel free to click on photos if you want to read about projects.

What am I working on?
I am currently working on curtains for my daughter's room. Four months ago we bought a new house (literally). It is beautiful, light, airy. I love it. When we first saw it I felt at home. Now we are slowly but surely making it our home. I have been looking for ready made curtains to put in Little Monkey's room for a long time, but I could not see a design or a price tag that I liked, so decided to make them myself. I have been working on this project for almost two months. I start and stop, then start and stop again. I like to start and finish a project, so I am getting annoyed at myself for progressing so slowly this time. I am nearly there though!

How does my work differ from others in my genre? 
I don't think what I do is different from anyone else. I just make things that make my daughter and I happy. It really is that simple.

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