Monday, January 21, 2013

Superhero undies

So I saw this fabric when I was at Spotlight the other day, I didn't buy it but I couldn't stop thinking about it.  So I went back and bought some and made myself these undies.  I don't know what it was about this fabric, it's not really me but I couldn't resist it.  I feel like a superhero wearing them!

I discovered I had a half made pair in cupboard so I finished those off too.  Less lairy than the first pair but still pretty bright :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Renewed energy

So I've been feeling a lot more energetic lately!  Finn has started going down for his daytime naps with a lot less trouble!  Most of the time I can pop him into bed, read to him for a minute (he doesn't mind if I don't finish the story) while he plays with his toy then off I go and off to sleep he goes!  It's SO MUCH EASIER!

So I have renewed enthusiasm for crafting.  First project completed is a bib (fabulous 50's bib from Nicole Mallalieu) which turned out very cute.  I couldn't get the width of bias binding she recommended, mine was thinner and it was a bit fiddly to put on but it turned out very cute.

Second project was a quick quilted baby blankie for the pram.  It's the same fabric as the bib but a different colourway :)  For the back I used a bamboo swaddle cloth that had shrunk so the fabric was a bit tighter than a muslin usually is and was nice and soft.  I quilted it in a grid using my walking foot (first time I'd done that) and was pleased that the fabric didn't pucker at all.

Finn found it quite cozy.

Next up is another bib but this time I'm going to just overlock the edges using a matching thread and see how that looks.  I'm really not fond of putting on bias binding.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Happy new year everyone!

Finn's seven months old now and today he discovered he loves rusks!  He doesn't have any teeth but still managed to sharpen the end of the rusk so that it looked like a pencil!  I don't think he ate any of the rusk, just covered his face, bib and dad in it.  Good times :)

Finn discovers rusks