Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tabitha a cloth doll

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I have been doing some Christmas crafting for presents. I was lucky enough to be chosen for pattern testing again from Lisa at biglittle this time for a vintage inspired cloth dolly. Lisa has released this pattern in her Etsy shop. She is a lovely project to complete during these long, cold winter nights gently stitching by the fire. It's a simple project but has lots of elements like the embroidery and clothes. It's not something you could complete in a day it's nice to take time over it but then again it isn't too challenging. You can also make some beautiful clothes for her perhaps to match your child's clothes like I did.
I really enjoyed this project and I love the doll now it is finished. She will be popping out of my little girl's stocking on Christmas Day and I am so excited I am sure she will be an instant hit

If you want to have a go at making this heirloom doll or gift the pattern to a crafty friend you can buy the pattern now with 15% discount until Saturday. You can also have a look at all the other dolls the other pattern testers have made in the flickr group.

Purchase the pattern as a gift for a crafty friend, or make your own Fleur doll for Christmas!
Use the code FLEUR15 at checkout to receive the discount.
Click HERE to get Fleur with 15% off

A fellow pattern tester Aimee from Small Steps Big Noises has made another doll valued at $250 which she is gifting to a deserving child this Christmas!  All you have to do is nominate a child you know to receive this special doll and tell us why. Join in here

Merry Christmas xxx

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Where do you start with blogging again after a year of absence....
I have had a busy year getting on with our building work and preferring to be sewing and making rather than wrestling with technology that doesn't want to make blogging an easy process.

Well I hope to be able to be better at this but I can't promise but I have loads to show. I have had a very productive year of sewing clothes for me and my children which I would like to share.
I'll start with this Anna cape that I was a test sewer for BigLittle .
Lisa has a knack for creating simple, magical clothing patterns for children. I have sewn many of her patterns in the past- pixie coat, pixie cape, and a simple waistcoat. I loved sewing all of them and the instructions are very clear and illustrated step by step so as a beginner they were easy to make.
This simple cape was inspired by Anna's clothing from Disney's Frozen. It came together beautifully. I made it from a pink wool mix and lined it with a pink faux fur which is super soft. I had the perfect pretty silver catch to finish it off. Unfortunately my little model wasn't happy the day that we could take pictures she wasn't her normal posing- self.

Bye for now