Our family routes have Scottish connections and our family name allows us to wear a number of tartans and so with a piece of this lovely red tartan I started to plan what to make. I've been trying to choose an Oliver + S pattern for ages but finally settled on their Playtime Dress.
The wool is a little scratchy but with in this cold weather a long sleeve top and leggings are perfect underneath. Sophie loves twirling like a 'princess'.
I made covered buttons so not to distract form the bold pattern.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
What to do with the kids on a cold winter Sunday? Luckily this wonderful Tinkerlab book had some great suggestions which lead to a morning of paint experiments!
We settled on some painting experiments. After a little preparation we were ready.
First we looked at different ways to make paintings. We started off with an old milk bottle with some holes in the lid, hung from a stick with string. After getting the consistency of the paint right with a little extra water we had it dripping and splatting in great patterns.
Next Sophie and Finn experimented with toy cars, loo rolls, string, balls, and other toys.
Our next experiment was monoprinting. Finn and Sophie had a baking tray each which we coated with paint before using cotton buds to draw our pictures and patterns.
We soon worked out that a thinner layer of paint was better and using our big brushes to spread it evenly worked best.
Great fun and we may even frame a couple!
Sunday, 18 January 2015
All wrapped up in pretty paper and red velvet ribbon.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Sophie does seem to be getting more than her fair share of projects lately. But when my brother was throwing out some old and jeans I knew I could squeeze a pair of dungarees out of them!
Using a tired and tested pattern I've made these with some colourful cheesecloth type fabric as the liner. She does look at little like an Oompa Lumpa but at 2 its look she can carry off!
Sunday, 4 January 2015
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
It's been a while since I've made a quilt, so it was great to have an excuse for this one.
After making Sarah some cushions back in October I decided to use the leftover scraps to make a quilt. There was just enough to try out a lone star or two - perfect for a starry Christmas quilt.
The back was made up of a strips diagonally placed with some smaller scrap details.
The binding is a lovely grey with white dots.
The finished size is just right for snuggling under with some hot chocolate when its cold outside.
Monday, 22 December 2014
Christmas presents for the girls...
I made these as presents for my friends and family this Christmas. I made up a large piece of patchwork fabric to make each letter. Using Bondaweb i draw out each letter and ironed them onto the bag before zigzag stitching them into place.