Monday, 28 June 2010

Ugly Skirts to Cool kids pants





From these two skirts, comes this pair of kids lined and shaped-knee pants.





The back view



These are for another swap, and were a total pain to sew due to using a complicated pattern and then stupidly deciding to line it, thereby increasing the complication factor tenfold.
Still pretty happy with the result, two horribly ugly skirts make one damn cool pair of boys pants!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Pumpkin Scones

This recipe is an adaption of one my hubby found online which wasn't very successful. A few tweaks and viola, yummy pumpkin filled goodness even my pumpkin haters love.


Pumpkin Scones

4 cups flour
4 heaped tsps baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
100mls oil
2 cups cooked pureed pumpkin

1/ combine dry ingredients in large bowl, stir through oil, Add pumpkin and mix well.
2/ on a lightly floured surface knead dough briefly.
3/ cut into 12 scones
4/ bake 210 for 10-15 mins until done.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Merino lined PJ's


This cute wee pair of yummy warm PJ's (and another pair not in the picture) were created from two old rib dresses like the one below


And two merino singlets, the one below and a yellow one, I had to use some scraps from stash to finish the pants, but mostly upcycled, and so nice and warm for the toddler!

As usual I use a pattern to ensure I get the size right and things will fit the way I want them to, next project is a pair of dress pants from an old skirt....

Tee shirt and skirt to cute jeans

From this old baggy yellow tee shirt


And this soft denim skirt


Comes this cute pair of wee baby denims



This was created for a swap, and turned out really well. Rather than trying to use existing sleeves etc as I've seen done elsewhere I used a paper pattern (Kwik Sew) and cut out/ sewed it up normally. It's fully reversible with teeshirting on the inside making it nice and warm for the winter.