Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - May

Where is this year going? It is Gifted Gorgeousness time again already! (Gifted Gorgeousness being the blog hop organised by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching, where once a month we show off our gift related crafting, or crafting related gifts for that matter)
This month I can show Naomi's Bambi pyjamas, which you'll probably recognise because I only blogged about them a couple of days ago (note to self: try to remember the date before blogging)

And here is a QAYG pouch made using a mixture of vintage fabrics and sari silks that I made for a friend's birthday earlier this month

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sewing and Upcycling

A little more sewing this week. First up a pair of summer pyjamas I made for Naomi using a gorgeous Bambi print jersey I bought from Elephant in my Handbag

And secondly a spot of upcycling using New Look pattern 6230 to go from this xl men's t-shirt

to this swarovski crystal embellished top with lacy raglan sleeves.

I've entered this in the Upcycle 2017 contest on Pattern Review

Upcycle Contest 2017

Sunday, 7 May 2017

My Take on the Zadie Dress

If you sew at all you've probably seen the Zadie dress from Tilly and the Buttons, with it's funky colour blocked panels and deep roomy pockets, all over the internet, and after seeing so many lovely versions of it I could resist no longer.
Here is my version of Zadie. I made the 3/4 sleeve version in a plain and a print jersey.

And here's a side/back view to show the diagonal seams

Next up a red and black Zadie for Eloise

Sunday, 30 April 2017

More Block Printing and a Spot of Slightly Mad Knitting

This time I decided to use an Indian printing block to upcycle a plain and boring denim skirt. I also added some braid and a few sparkly beads.

Classic husband quote - "you've only done one side of it", well, yes, it's called a design choice...

And the mad knitting? This is from an Alan Dart pattern in Simply Knitting magazine.

Bwaa Ha Ha Ha!

 He was NOT easy to put together, but I think he was worth it

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Block-Printing and Bluebells

Penguins are not just for winter so I printed myself a silk penguin scarf for spring.

Penguin printing block and black and teal fabric paints from The Arty Crafty Place
And just because they are pretty, some bluebells in my garden.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Exchange

I took part in an Easter Exchange on Needlecraft Haven. You had to send a stitched ornament and a sweet treat.
Here is the beautiful ornament I received from Mary. I love it, and the way it is finished as a little bell is fabulous.

Mary also sent me a chocolate fish. I have to admit that is a first for me, but apparently it is a thing in France where Mary lives.
And here is the ornament I stitched for Clare.

The design is from Alioka here

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - April

It's time for April's Gifted Gorgeousness - the blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching where we show off our, however tenuously, gift related crafting.
This month I have a couple of things to show.
I made this zipped pouch as a birthday gift for my friend Ruth (no blog) using the QAYG technique and incorporating scraps of metallic and embroidered fabrics, shisha mirrors and sari silks.

And this is a small weaving I made.

The loom was a cover gift on Mollie Makes magazine so that totally counts right?