Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happy Handmade #5

Giving a second hand dolls bed new life with a mattress, pillow and patchwork quilt.
It doesn't need to be perfect, just colourful and unique.

Happy Handmade #4

More dresses (and this you just can't buy).
Matching outfits for my niece and her doll, Lula.
With box pleats, pockets for little hands, and a dash of bright yellow binding inside, this is a cute and classic style for busy girls. The pattern can be bought here. I found the fitting perfect, with this one made in a size 2. I simply mini-sized and added an easy-open velcro back for the matching dolls dress. 
I so hope they go out together and get stopped by all kinds of Grannies who have stories to tell of their own matched outfits when they were young! 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Happy Handmade #3

Kitty + Pinny = kawaii cute 
A gift for a little lady who missed her grey cat Benny.
Pattern adapted from a pinafore my girls wore when they were three.

Happy Handmade #2

[spahr-kuh l]
verb: to be brilliant, sparkly, vivacious 

Happy Handmade #1

I've taken a long hiatus from regular sewing. But I still love an occasion to get out my machine, and birthdays are the best. Little girls love handmade because it is unique and especially for them. Mums love handmade because they have something beautiful and worthy of keeping for years to come. When a little lady has outgrown her plastic fad toys (which, lets be honest, they love as well) and Mum gets to pass them on, a handmade gift often stays and plays a bit longer. That is reason enough for me to make gifts (when I am able). This was a simple, pretty child-size picnic blanket. To hold many a toys tea party on (I hope)!
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