Saturday, 28 February 2015

Piped cushions anyone?

Anyone that knows me well knows I have a real love for lighthouses. I just fell in love with this fabric from ebay and had the perfect project in mind, replacement cushion covers for the cushions in our camper van.  

You can't see that well from the photo but I made my own piping for the edge. Can't wait to put the. In the camper. 
K x 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Luna gets her polka dot dress

The Cool Crafting kit came with everything you need for a wool felt raglan coat which I made a little while ago and this gorgeous polka dot dress. The only thing I have changed is that I put the two tiny buttons on the front and not the back on top of the press studs and I just hemmed the bottom as I didn't have enough bias binding to put around the bottom - my mistake not the kits.
The pockets were super cute to make and I love the Ricrac edges on the sleeves and pockets.
I have one more kit to do the jeans, shirt and waist coat kit, but I have other things to do first......

Bought some gorgeous fabric from ebay this week to make new cushions for the camper van, it's so cute.......

Have a great week everyone 

K x 

My Mum made me a new coat

If you are a regular reader you will know that I made Barney a new bed recently, with the leftovers I quilted up a new dog coat for him. The inside has a fleece lining in dark red, sandwiched in between is some wadding. I bias binded the edge having cut out the shape after quilting. 
Super cosy and super cute 

K x 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Isn't it just great when..... plant bulbs in your garden troughs in September, forget all about them until they start to poke little green shoots out of the soil at the end of January - giving a little indication that Spring might be around the corner.

You spend a couple or three weeks wondering what you put in there and what colours they will turn out to be.....

AND then you are totally blown away by the beautiful, delicate little flowers that open up despite hideously weather - ice, snow, wind, rain.....

Then you realise the cycle of life has begun all over again, winter is receding, new life is being created and Spring is nearly here.

Enjoy your weekend everyone. 

K x

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Luna's ready for bed.

As you know my lovely friend Linda sent me Luna's pyjama kit for my birthday and I was itching to get started. Luna, Alfie and her latest friend (I am sure they are friends) Reynaud the Fox can be found at Cool Crafting.  There are so many fun kits on the website to choose from but I particularly like Luna and Alfie.
It didn't take too long to complete, the instructions were nice and clear and although it is working in minature the principals are the same as normal sewing.  There was everything you could possibly need in the kit (as usual) and they are a real joy to make whether you are a youngster or a bit more of an oldie like me (ok not that old I know and why shouldn't I have a Luna Lapin).  The best bit is you get to make Luna yourself and then her wardrobe.  The fabrics are just beautiful and plenty in order for you to make your clothes.

I cut all the pieces out, then put the trim around the sleeves before attaching the sleeves to the back, then to the front of the top. Lastly the trim went around the front and neck and two press studs were added. 

The trousers were fairly easy, a bit fiddly with the tiny elastic waistband but nothing too taxing. 

Thanks so much Linda I really enjoyed doing this lovely gift. 

K x x