Thursday, 20 January 2011

Fire Engine Shirt

The middle of last year I found some utterly gorgeous quilting fabric with fire engines on it, which having a lad who is mad on the big red machines I couldn't resist buying a wee bit of, just enough to add some excitement to a shirt.

And so the fabric sat, and sat, and sat waiting for me to make a shirt (procrastinate, moi?!), then I found and adults shirt in an op-shop and lo, the cheats way to make a well tailored shirt in less than 30 minutes!

Master 4 is in bed right now, so yet to gage the coolness of the garment, but I think he'll be stoked.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Xmas, doll, firehouse and super heroes

A very belated picture of our Christmas tree, which we took down today! The kids had so much fun putting it up and taking it down I'm seriously considering making something they can decorate for other occasions.

The wee fireman Waldorf style doll I made for Mr 4, it's a bit weird looking as I never got to dying the fabric, and didn't get the hat, boots and belt made. It's pretty much totally from upcycled stuff.

The firehouse complete with fireman's pole, much used with the lego now of all things....

And finally, as I got totally sick of pegging on bits of fabric to the kids, I cut up some old sheets and made super hero capes, yet to make the masks as Mr 4 thinks he needs some, but the kids have been blasting around the house having great fun.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Pay it Forward

I'm following the lead of a friend and joining in the game, so here goes!

How to play:
“I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!

That better get my sewing mojo going!