Sunday, April 25, 2010
On a crafting roll
I am determined that I will NOT buy any presents ever again, that I will hand make something for everyone...I am doing well so far!
The trick, I find, is to have a stash of things finished so I can not use the old “I did not have time to make something” excuse!
For our young friends recieving shower caps I have added a mini shower cap, especialy for their dolls with a tag with describing what it is...just in case they didn't guess they were shower caps. Here is a pile of little ones awaiting the elastic bit!
I followed Liesl's tutorial - it's in my side bar or -
Liesl, aka Hoppo Bumpo, is also running a class making her shower caps inclusive of all materials, including a gorgeous piece of limited-edition, hand screenprinted Pippijoe fabric. Don't they look really swisho!!
I am also vamping up a plain white t-shirt for Maeve, with a scrap of black fabric with a little bit of that double sided iron on 'stuff'
(I forget its name but it IS MAGIC - spotlight have it)
I sketched and cut out the silhouettes, ironed them on and now they are about to be stitched.
I think I had better change my machine's needle so it is nice and sharp, so hopefully I keep that neat sharp edge...bit worried about it messing up! Also have been toying with the idea of putting the black daisy trim around the sleeves. Is that overkill?
Maybe then I might make one for myself too, I think I'd wear that!!
We were hoping to go to the Anzac Day march in the city today to show our respect but alas we will be lucky just to leave the house!
I hope you have a warm weekend all you Melbourne people!