Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Here is the first tie i made!

I made the pattern by tracing an old tie and then used the facing from that tie.
I used a vintage fabric which I bought in a flee market here in Sweden. It was an old curtain!
It's really fun to recycle materials. To make something new and completely different from the original item.

The lining was really tricky to sew in as it has to be aligned in a certain way which, if you are making a tie for the very first time with no instructions, is a bit of a mystery. It was for me! So I had to do and undo many times until I finally got it and was satisfied.
For the second tie it was all much easier, although there was still a bit of undoing.

This is the second tie

Tie in the making

The whole project is quite fidly but once in a while I really enjoy this kind of work!

Friday, 11 September 2009

More Bibs for Babies

Yesterday I finished and gave away these two new bibs.

One for a beautiful girl

and one for a beautiful boy.

I hope they enjoy them!
I think she does!

The fabric was bought at Panduro.

I know that Amy Karol has a pattern for a bib like this in her inspiring book Bend the Rules Sewing.
But I had actually traced an old shop bought bib from one of my children before I got her book.
A project from Bend the Rules Sewing will come up soon on my blog!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Flowers. Floral Fabric. Favourite

This summer we went to Shrewsbury to visit Grandma.
In a wonderful fabric shop I found this beautiful floral fabric which I immediately fell in love with!
I wanted metres and metres of it. It would be perfect for a romantic summer dress.
But they only had it in fat quarters!
So I bought nine fat quarters and I will make my dress! I'll have to sew all the bits together first, but there will be a dress!
Somethings you just have to have!

This fabric is by Diane Richmond.
(I think this is the right Diane Richmond... I can't find this fabric anywhere...)

I love these flowers. I'm trying to find their name.... I'll get back to this later...

And then...

We went to Portugal, to a little village where we have an old family country place to visit the other Grandma, my mum.
And in the garden were these amazing flowers again! Just spreading everywhere! So beautiful!

We had a family lunch there and of course I had to have some on the table!

And when my romantic summer dress is ready, I can go for walks and have tea in the garden.
In Tasha Tudor's romantic garden!