Thursday, 21 February 2013

Something vintage, something new

Over recent years I have, like many of you, discovered a love for scouring the charity (thrift) stores for hidden pieces of pretty fabrics - often in the form of vintage bed linens. 

I've had these enormous pieces of fabric (double duvet covers!) in my stash for a while now so I decided to give them a new lease of life by cutting into them to make something new. 

I've been making a LOT of crochet hook rolls recently so I decided it was time I tried out some vintage ones. 

All rolled up
I used a pretty pink and white lined fabric for the inside -

All finished off with one of my handmade labels -

Now all that's left to do is pop them into my Folksy shop :)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Baby gifts

I don't seem to have blogged about actual sewing for a while, but while I am sewing a lot, I don't want to bore you with constant pictures of all the crochet rolls, knitting needle rolls and bags I've been making lately! 

I love getting asked to make items that I don't make so often - especially baby gifts.  There is just something about pulling out pastels and snuggly soft terry cloth! 

Baby burp cloths

The latest of my baby makes include burp cloths - above, and adorable bibs -

I've made bibs a few times now, and with each new one I make they never fail to make me just a teensy bit broody!

Aren't they just adorable?

You may remember the pictures I made last summer for 2 sisters,  well, they now have a new baby cousin and I was asked to make a similar picture for them to give to him as a gift.  How lovely again to be able to choose some lovely pastel colours for a newborn baby boy.  Here is his applique picture -

Meanwhile, my evenings are still filled with cosying up with my crochet and my blanket is slowly growing...