The worst thing is I have told myself that I can't do any sewing until I have all the house sorted and I am just aching to use that machine. So yes tomorrow is gonna be the day......
So in a cheats way, I thought I would show you a series of firsts. I looked back in my photo albums and came across these wee beauties.
I made these a couple of years ago for my soon to be born niece Nina. They are fabric pictures backed by self made cardboard boxes. I used pictures from a wall frieze I had of Jan Pienkowski who did the Meg and Mog books. That was one of my favourite books when growing up.
The sad thing is they never received them because they got stolen in the post. I made up a whole package with handmade goodies of a knitted hat and booties, bibs and these pictures. I was absolutely gutted, so to compensate this tragedy I made 2 more pictures of the cat and mouse but I liked the originals better.
...So some little hoodlum out there has got these pictures, I hope they gave them to someone who likes them and they are being looked after?
The next is my very first quilt I made. Not such a great picture but I couldn't be bothered getting the quilt off the bed which probably needs a good wash and is a bit worse for wear. Wee little Amelia loves it and is always dragging it from room to room.
I made the pattern and designed it myself. Originally it was meant to be a duvet(doona) cover but I measured it wrong so I backed it with polar fleece, which is great cause I can throw it in the wash and dryer.
This is the first and only dress I have made for my girls. I whipped it up the night before Emma's 2nd birthday in a mad rush as usual. Now it is just a dress-up but that was the intention any way. I will start making them real dresses soon. Emma is always asking me for one when she sees me sewing. I'm really looking forward to doing one.
and this is one of my favourite photos of Emma playing with it on in the wood shed. I took the satin sash off because it just ain't that practical!