Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I'm so super-duper absolutely smashingly pleased with my new apron!

It all began when I borrowed this book from the library. I borrow alot of craft books from the library; it's like porn for hopeless craft addicts!!

But I actually decided I really, really wanted an apron like this. It's really a tabard, but tabard is a very uncute, non-sexy sort of word isn't it?

I had this cupcake fabric which I bought from ebay on a whim. What could be cuter than a cupcake apron to colour co-ordinate with my pink kitchen? I had to wait two whole days for some bias binding to arrive by snail mail - because I was too busy / idle to go to the haberdashery.

But - ta-dah! Here it is. I'm so happy, it's my current favourite thing. I really want to bake a cake, but it's nearly time for the school run.

I always wear stilettoes in the kitchen you know... ;)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Applique name bag; handmade Thursday

As a child I used to love having things with my name on.
This is for a little girl called Ella, a surprise gift to say thank you.
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Handmade Thursday - a summer skirt for me

I started this skirt about 2 weeks ago, but only finished it this morning because my sewing machine had to be evicted from the dining room while the extension was built. (Lovely extension now finished - see background!!)
The cotton fabric is from Ikea - it's about £6 for 3m in the children's furnishing section.
The skirt is made from 4 A-line panels, and the stripes were really helpful when trying to sew straight.
There is a zip at the back.
There are some pleats at the top, which weren't planned. It would appear I am thinner than I thought!!
Actually I think it was because I discovered my overlocking function, and this meant I didn't need such a generous seam allowance.
Get me, I sound almost technical! Just 6 months ago when I received my machine for Christmas it took me nearly 2 hours to thread the needle!

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

It's not all great...

Today I made a cake. It was flat in the middle and crispy at the edges.
This is my blog for showing off, for pretending I am perfect.

Well nobody's perfect all of the time.

At least it tastes okay!

Friday, 3 June 2011

1st birthday card; handmade Thursday

Okay, I know it's Friday, but it's the birthday boy's special day today so I couldn't post a pic of his card yesterday!
Haven't made many cards lately; the 1 is hand cut from patterned paper, and the name is hand stamped.

More handmade Thursdays at White Lily Green.