Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another day... A load more sheets

This is it I hope! The last of the marathon sewing days. Today I made 2 sets of flannelette cot sheets plus a travel cot sheet and sheet for the pram... Now I'm all sheeted out! All for $20, with loads of leftover flannelette.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A close-up of the quilt

As requested by Kae, here's a closeup of the baby quilt Lyn made us for Christmas. Isn't it gorgeous?!

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More more more cot sheets!

I am currently reading "Baby Love" by Robin Barker and she note that you need about 8 fitted cot sheets. Or at least that's what I remember.. (pregnancy brain?) It seems a bit excessive but with only 3 sheet sets, I'm way off. So I bought a bargain bin 300 percale cotton dotty king flat sheet and cut it up to make 2 cot sheet sets. Easy as!

Tomorrow.. I may brave cutting up the flannelet sheet I bought - a whole king size set for $20 (which is way cheaper than buying the fabric and sadly... much better quality!)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cot sheets galore!

I'm now on maternity leave and I thought I'd make the most of a grey day to make some cot sheets. We have a stokke oval shaped cot so the sheets are a little bit trickier than a rectangular cot to make. I've fallen in love with polka dots and babushka dolls so I spurged at a patchwork shop on these lovely patterns. The bottom sheets are solid pattern fitter sheets and the top are just edged with the pattern on block ecru cotton.  I hope you like it. If you want the how-to-make instructions, just let me know!

Bunting for the nursery

Please excuse the large gap in time between posts. I've been a little lax in keeping this blog updated. My mother-in-law made us a beautiful patchwork quit for our baby cot so I felt inspired to use the left-over scraps of fabric and make bunting. I think it gives the nursery a festive air. Gosh, I hope the little munchkin can sleep in there!

How to make your own bunting?

Its super easy to make, I made a triangle pattern in cardboard to trace, then I just used double side iron on binding and bound two thicknesses of fabric together (so from any side you look at it, its still right-side-out!) and then used pinking shears to cut out triangles of fabric. Then I just used home-made bias binding at the tops to sew it all together (leaving a couple of inches between flags). I hope you like it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Handmade birthday extravaganza

I was very fortunate on my birthday to get given two amazing handmade gifts; a set of gorgeous cushions and a cushion sash from Kae and a lovely set of sewing caddy with drawstring bag, pin cushion and scissor and needle purse from Lyn. Here they both are. Thank-you so much!!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ermintrude's purse

Happy birthday Emma Z. with a clutch purse made from heavy Florence Broadhurst print cotton lined in khaki linen (bamboo quilting) and grosgrain ribbon detail with vintage recycled button decoration. I hope you like it!

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