Sunday, 31 October 2010

Good Night Cross Eyes!


Bed Time! Good night Cross Eyes!
The lowest-key ever Halloween!
Ok, so Halloween isn't a big thing in Sweden. But we still think it's fun to have a pumpkin. The cross eyes were designed by our oldest son and the happy smile by our youngest. Mr. Pumpkin's name was chosen by  Pappa. And I did the carving. A great family project! It's a Happy Halloween after all!
Happy Halloween for those who celebrate it! And a Happy Day anyway if you don't!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Good Morning! It's Snowing!

We got the first snow today! I think it's a bit early... And I haven't even managed to post some of my Autumn-mushroom picking-photos. Isn't it beautiful, though? My four year old son danced and skipped all the way to kindergarten with a Christmas Eve joy in his steps, so happy with the snow!
I couldn't resist taking some photos of our first snow this morning. I hope you enjoy them!


A slightly (?) kitsch rose...

I love snow! So, let it snow! 

Monday, 11 October 2010

Girly Skirt - One More!

 Strawberry Fields  
Girly Skirt

Easy to make in endless variations and combinations! 
I've lost count of how many of these Girly Skirts I've made now! I love them not only because they are very easy to make, but especially because of their simplicity which really allows for the fabric to stand out and for all the different variations you can make. 


I love this strawberry fabric which I got in the local fabric shop, and also found some in this shop in England.
It's a lovely, light, easy to iron, cotton which I have used in different colour backgrounds: in black, white and now this one in blue.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Big Butt Baby Pants - Made by Rae. Made by me!

I had been looking for a good baby pants pattern to sew when I came across this lovely one by Made by Rae. It's called Big Butt Baby Pants, which is a perfect name as there is really enough space for a big soft cuddly warm bottom with nappies.

This is the back view with the rear pannel to allow extra room for "the big butt".
It was a bit tricky and fiddly to sew the leg seams together, with the rear pannel, and it ended up not very neat, sort of puckering at the bottom. I thought it was me doing something wrong. But then I was relieved to hear that everyone else sewing this patterrn, even Rae herself (!) had the same problem! So Rae was great and wrote a post just about the changes she has made in the sewing instructions, to avoid this problem. If you're planning to sew these pants, and I really reccomend this pattern, be sure to check Rae's alterations here first! Then you're set to have the cutest pair of baby pants!

The pattern says that top stitching of the rear pannel is optional. But I really reccomend it as it does add a little special touch to the pants.
This fabric is a lovely lightweight, smooth to the touch, cotton which I bought during our summer holiday in Shrewsbury, England in a lovely shop called Watson & Thornton.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Blue & White - Autumn Can Wait

 Anda Dress - Burda #7969 - Slightly modified with more fitted waist

Summer shorts - own pattern (using old shorts)
While Autumn is busy out there turning all the leaves into the most amazing reds, yellows, oranges and browns, and while all the other bloggers on this side of the world are already into the Autumn theme, I am, as usual, a bit behind.
So, before there are no leaves left on the trees here I'd like to show you two Blue & White summer creations I made for the summer that went. 

 Me in my Anda Dress, in our lovely country place in Portugal!
The floral fabric is from my local Panduro.

Summer shorts my my cutest little nephew! Gingham fabric from local fabric shop.

 And back pockets cut on the bias with contrasting thread.

Maybe this can be an inspiration for you now, if you're feeling summery, or for next summer!
And just so you know, I'll be posting two more summer projects soon!
But yes, I know it's Autumn!