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.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
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.
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.......
Friday, 20 February 2015
.....you 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.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
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