Monday, July 25, 2011

Prettying-up the Pram

Like all kids prams, they have a short life expectancy. Prams get a lot of love in my home (as well as replacing) so when the material ripped in the most recent pram, after a rather large but very cute doll squished herself into its seat, I decided to sew up a replacement hammock myself... 

I used a green, flowery, cotton material and purple binding for the edging, loops and seat belt and the original plastic buckle. It may have taken a little more effort than buying another cheapo, but I enjoyed the challenge and the girls are enjoying their "new" pusher. (Let's hope it goes the distance).

and in the end, anything made with love, to be loved, is definitely well worth the effort...

Friday, July 22, 2011

No Boring Bunny Rugs

I love wrapping my babies up in cute blankies and with a baby boy on the way, I can't wrap him in bright pink bunny wraps can I? So I'm making my own.

This is my first attempt. A nice lightweight piece of cotton with a cute print, about 1m x 1m. Round the edges, sew 4m binding around the edges. Cost $8.50. Time: 20 mins. Quick and easy for sure.... I think if you had matching coloured cottons for the seem and the talent for sewing straight lines, your outcome would be even better... haha!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baby Bunting

Here's my baby playing with the bunting we just sewed. This was inspired by my craft group friends, and was just what I needed to push me back into my crafty mode. Meaning: it's super easy with great results. Anyone can make it.

The way I made these ones was I chose 3 different patterned materials to complement each other, traced a triangle with two equal sides onto tracing paper (to ensure the triangle is even, fold in half), allow 1 cm seem allowance when cutting out. I cut out around 24 triangles (12 lots of triangles folded over right side facing in). Sew 2 bottom sides, turn right side out, space evenly along a 3 m piece of binding, fold over and sew. The end. Should take an hour give or take.

These flags come in handy for decorating a room. I rather like to use them for decorations at a kids birthday, you can reuse them year after year and they look great hanging from a tree at the park to define your "party space". hehe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In the Bag

When all else fails make a bag.

Solitude for gratitude

So nice to get away and have some time to myself and just think, and drink coffee, and watch and draw...

I have so much to be grateful for... hot coffee, good views of the beautiful bay, raspberries just to mention a few things... and at home, fast asleep, my beautiful girls and my loving and generous husband. Ohhh... break out the tissues. Inspiration drought officially broken. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Time to Get Inspired

Lately, I have been feeling really uncrafty... boohoo! Every week I have been rocking up to craft nights with empty hands and 0 passion. For whatever reason...(I'm blaming pregnancy), I am going to put my ass into gear. So first thing to do is get inspired. Here it goes.