Saturday, October 27, 2007

Worth dyeing for?

These were the result of my first experiment with using procion dyes. I had added more water to one to make it pastel, but I learnt that you have to add a lot of water to make a difference! I love the mottled look too. I will probably make the rompers into tees though, since I could never get this style to fasten over cloth nappies.

Here is a close up look at the mottled (well, closer)...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Shopping totes

After quite a bit of umming and ahhing over what to make as gifts for two little girls, I decided on making them these little tote bags and purses.
The purses are filled with play money - if the girls are anything like Jalisa, they will love playing with the set (I am already making another bag and purse for Jalisa, with fabrics that she selected).
I felt free and reckless while making these. See, I am one to work out the dimensions, add allowances and have it all square and right. With these, I did not care whether the dimensions ended up being an odd number, and I did not even measure for the pocket placement.
In a way it made me feel good to not worry but at the same time it kind of rubbed me up the wrong way so I know I won't do that too much in the future - it just doesn't suit me.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Infants friend is a parents best friend

These last three days/nights we have seen our little cherub become one very cranky crying bubba, totally different to how he had been the other 2.5 weeks of his life. Anyway, it was getting to a point where we had exhusted all possible causes and I was just frustrated at not knowing what was wrong.

Wayne found some infants friend, which was useless with Jalisa but seems to do the trick for little Scott...thank goodness. I can finally feel confident going out and might think about trying to get back near the sewing machine really soon (once I catch up with some washing).

Monday, October 01, 2007

No sewing

Life is pretty good at the moment. I just need to clean off the bench so I can do some more sewing. I am getting a bit excited about the new possabilities for sewing for a little boy plus Wayne is already putting in orders for overalls, pants made in the construction flannelette he bought. Not that I will really need to sew for Scott any time soon - we have a bunch of stuff that should get us through but if I can manage it, I might sew up a few little rompers anyway (depends on how I go time wise...still not sure what life will be like when Wayne goes back to work and I have to look after the two all day by myself.

I will have to get to that bench sometime before Wayne goes back to work. If I can't manage that while he is home...