Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pants for My Little Man


It seams as though I am always sewing for my girls
so it was about time I made something for my little fella.
He was in desperate need for some pants that weren't too short, so I made him these.

I used this pattern from Happy Homemade Vol 2.
Even though they may be a girls pattern they totally suit a boy too.

I added some front pockets using Dana's Kids Pants Pattern.
I wish I had attached the front pockets a little higher...oh well, next time.

I lined the pockets with some flannette fabric.

And now for some cute pics of my guy in his new pants.
 Love Him ♥

Linking up here.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Adorable Autumn Dress


My daughter is turning 4 next Tuesday and to celebrate she is having a party,
and of course a new birthday dress was needed.

I used this pattern from my new Japanese pattern book.

It's hard to see with this fabric but the front has a simple pleat at the center.
It also has two front pockets and a cute collar.

I love the way the dress buttons up the back.

I used these gorgeous vintage buttons I had purchased off etsy quite a while ago.
They matched perfectly.


She has the dress and now has to wait for the party.

Linking up here.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Pretty Little Top from my Japanese Pattern Book


I received the books I chose with my Amazon gift voucher the other day.
They definately don't disappoint.
I have completed the first project from this book.
I chose a top that has a crossover back. It is so pretty.

I have made a size 5 and have traced the pattern in a size 4.
This one is off to my facebook page and is now for sale. The size 4 will be kept for my girl.

The next project I have in mind is a long sleeved dress.
Here is a sneek peek.

See you when I'm done.

Linking up here.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Soup


I want to share a recipe with you.
I don't have a large repertoire of things I cook well
but this pumpkin soup recipe is one of the few things that I can pull off
and it's super easy.

I'll run you through it.

Step 1.
Cut up a leek into thin slices and saute in oil until soft.

Step 2.
Cut up a whole pumpkin into small pieces.
I usually use butternut but this pumkin is a Japanese pumpkin and was grown in our garden.
You can use any pumpkin though, the darker orange it is, the sweeter it is.

Step 3.
Add the pumpkin to the pot with the leek and add salt, cracked pepper and stock powder.

I actually added too much stock this time.
As a rough guide 1 tablespoon would do for a pot of soup made from one whole pumpkin.

This is the brand I use and it is actually vegetable stock powder that is chicken flavoured.

Step 4.
Add enough water to just cover the pumpkin.
If you add too much your soup will be less flavourful.
You are better off adding in more later if you need it.

Step 5.
Bring to the boil and cook until the pumpkin is soft.

Step 6.
When the pumpkin is soft blend it until it is smooth and thick.
Taste and add more salt if needed.

Step 7.
Dish up and enjoy!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Little Girls Trench Coat


Today I completed the jacket I was making to match the Lula Maxi dress.

I used the NewLook 6018 pattern and added in a belt and some belt loops
to create more of a trench coat style jacket.

The jacket is made from lovely soft suede fabric.
I co-ordinated the facing and under the collar with the dress but it is not obvious
so this jacket will be able to be worn with many different outfits.

I recycled the buttons off a top my daughter no longer wanted and I think they work perfectly!
This jacket is officially my second sale. Woo hoo!

I have now created a facebook page listing all the things I've made that I am selling so check it out and send me a friend request while you're there :-)

Linking up here.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

School Skirt With Flat Piping and Pleated Pockets


I made my little Kindy kid a new school skirt to wear in the Winter months.

I used the Lauren Twirl Skirt pattern I tested here but this time I added a couple of extra features.

I used the pleated pocket tutorial from Hart and Sew to add a couple of big pockets to the front.
I then separated the main part of the skirt from the band at the bottom with some flat piping.
I found a tutorial on how to do this here.

The skirt is made from broadcloth cotton

I think it should look really cute with some thick black tights and boots.

Linking up here.


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