Monday, September 8, 2008

A bit of fun

I've been doing a bit of sewing for us.

I've had this fabric sitting there for ages, I loved it but it didn't work for what I originally bought it for. So I found a really simple vest pattern and made the fabric into the feature, it's to go over plain blouses and T-shirts. I'm really into brown rather than black, so the back and lining are brown and the topstitching is brown and gold, which matches the bamboo pattern. Unfortunately between cutting it out and sewing it I've lost 9kg and it's too big! I'm thinking I might add some buttons, but I'm not sure. I've also cut out some light denim to make the same pattern, I'm playing around with how to embellish it, and now I'm going to have to check the size.

These are Widget's Butterfly/fairy wings. I've been meaning to make her a cape for ages and then one day when we were drawing butterflies outside I had a blinding flash of how to make some wings. So here they are! She's also wearing the fairy skirt i made for her ages ago.


Michelle said...

Oooh, ooh! I'm guess they're one and the same as you just added to your store? Can you let me know?

My daughter (2.5) seems to have a butterfly thing going at the moment. For some reason she keeps wanting me to make "butterfly eyes" which are two circles cut out of paper and she pretends her arms are wings. These look great!

Deb said...

Yep, although she got boring single-sided ones! She loves playing with them so much, that's why I made up some more for the store.
We seem to spend most of our time drawing butterflies in chalk, then she 'decwates' them.