Saturday, June 23, 2012

Once upon a time... in SHOP 4 Kids

Hello Poppits ,
Hows you weekend going... mine has been filled with cleaning up and going for a lovely bike ride to get some thread to finish off a dress i was making ! 

A few months back the lovely ladies from SHOP 4 Kids contacted me about some of my little softies being in a feature that they were doing on handmade toy goodness. I thought that I would share with you the little article :) 

Can you see them ....
I do love this little up-cycled fox softie 

Well TTFN,
Lili xxx

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fabric Swap part II

Hello Poppits ,
It's that time of year again to do a bit of fabric swapping.

Over at Maze & Vale  you'll find all you need to know to make some of your own spiffy fabric, although the sign up is over for this swap that doesn't mean you can't crate something wonderful for yourself !
This year I had lots of idea on what i wanted to make but most of them meant that i had to buy extra things that i didn't have and i really wanted to use what i had this time and see how i want with it.
I ended up making three hand carved stamps in two colourways for each design.  

 These first two fabrics are inspired by the lino in our bathroom , it's a 70s mustard in lots of hexagons and whenever i'm in there i like to pick out different pattern. I printed them on cotton fabric that i had on hand and used carving rubber and paint that i also had  

Next off i have a tulip and pear print that i think is really quite cute, this one was inspired by a little skirt that E.P has and a doona cover that i've recently got that's from the 70s with tulips over it in browns and mustards in true 70s fashion !

Well I can't wait to see what I get in the post from my swap partners :) 
Lili xxx

Monday, June 11, 2012

The new guys in the store ...

Hello Poppits
I thought that i would pop by to do a little update on what i've been up to of late ...

I've been busy making a new creation to go in the shop ...DOLLS YAY
I've loved making these so much and  i character  love the  that they oooz and all the fun details that i can work in :)

These will be popping up in the shop in the next day or so . So keep and eye out for them :)

Lili xxx

Monday, April 30, 2012

KCWC Last day wrap up

Hello there poppits, 
As this little challenge  draws to a close as dose my task of getting more than 7 items sewn ! YAY how did you go ?? Did you give yourself a little challenge that you managed to concur ??

I made up this sweet little dress after seeing this one here and knew i had to make something along those lines. I already had the pattern and had used it a few time already so knew what was involved with the making side. I decided to add in some pipping this time and went for a simple embroidered collar.  Granted the photos aren't top notch but you get the gist of what this dress looks like but 10x better in real life. ( I forgot to take the photos until it was almost dark hence bad photos)    

Fabric: Cotton linen blend form local craft shop.

Then I made up two more things. First a up-cycled skirt  from a dress with a very bad mud stain .... it was super easy and quick to make so that meant i got to make something else ... 

Then another skirt made from a heavy weigh knit fabric that i pick up at a local market.

Both these skirts were made without the aid of a pattern and were made with things that i already had :) TTFN,
Lili xx

Sunday, April 29, 2012

KCWC Day 4 continued

Hello there poppits :)
Hows your day been ... mine has been long what with a snotty and sick little girl and the same little girl that didn't sleep much.
Anyway back to the task at hand, I now I'm a few days out with the posting but i've been getting most of my sewing done at night so can't get a photo till the next day.

I made this cute little top up on friday evening after doing a few Baprons earlier in the day.
This is the second time i've worked with this pattern and i used the same fabric again :) cause it looks just so darn cute ! I can't say i'm a huge fan of doing button wholes at the best of ties but on knit fabric AGHHHHHH  anyway so that i don't have to get 4 oh kish button whole i do two one one side and then just sew the other side together and sew the buttons on top of that sneaky huh :p

Fabric: thrifted knit
Buttons: stash  

Lili xxx

Friday, April 27, 2012

KCWC Day 4

Hello Poppits,
This afternoon was packed with catch up sewing , I manage to get 2 baporons done in about  40 minutes ... or less.I stumbled upon the pattern a few weeks back and knew that i wanted to make some up.
I love how they turned out and they use so little fabric I decided to use up some of my special scraps and it was well worth it. I'm thinking about making another in the laminated fabric that i had left over from the rain coat I made the other day!

Bapron number 1:
Fabric:side a 

Heather Ross Mendocino Giant Octopi  and side b Anna Maria Horner, Folksy Flannel, Diamond Mine

E.p love dancing around in her tutu today and wouldn't take it off of anything ... but i have to say it makes for some very cute photos :)

Pattern: Same a above 
Fabric : side a 

 OASIS Raindrops and side b vintage terry :)

Lili xxx

Thursday, April 26, 2012

KCWC days 1,2 and 3

Hello there Poppits,
I hope all is well in your own little worlds....
Monday marked the start if the kcwc(Kids Clothes Week Challenge) over at Elsie Marleys blog,I saw all the lovely clothes that came out of this last year and knew i just had to be in it this time around !!
I've challenged myself to make one item each day ... so far i'm a day out but hoping to catch up tomorrow :) nap time and night sewing anyone ...

 The first day I make E.P a cute little rain coat using oliver +s school days jacket omitting all the lining and vest options. I was expecting this to be a bit tricky to put together with the laminated fabric ( it's 

Sweet Nothings Laminate by Zoe Pearn by the way)  but the hardest part was trying to sew on self-adisive velcro dots ... never ever again don't even think about attempting it just go for the non-adisve stuff unless you want 3+ wrecked  needles.

Next up is  day twos piece of work/ part of day 3 ( short nap times ... dam you !) a sweet little Lola dress made from my got to vintage dress pattern with the addition of a hand drafted peter pan collar. The fabric adds a cute retro vibe and was super cheap $2 a meter on the throw out table YAY and this only used about 1/2 a meter. As this is the third time using this pattern all problems have been ironed out and is super easy to whip up :)

Day 3 and 4 some cute little shorts for next summer made out of some vintage terry fabric. I used Oliver +s puppet show shorts part of the pattern but didn't use the pockets because the fabric gets pretty think when doubled over and i thought the multi way stripes may end to be a wee bit of an eye sore .

we that's all up to date with the Kcwc part things and hopefully i'll be back tomorrow with my next creation YAY

Lili xxx