As I was making these bibs this afternoon, I was thinking of my good friend Mira who lives very, very far away, in Finland. Too far! She made a set of these DIY baby bibs for her boy K. when he was young; I remember them being easy to snap on and off, and he always… Continue reading Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts
I recently made this denim whale and flock of felt seagulls for our baby. The whale was based on a design by a talented Finnish woman, and the seagulls were inspired by some artwork I purchased from a clever friend, Greg Straight. When we discovered a baby was on the way I thought (for a very brief moment) “ooooh … I… Continue reading Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys
I absolutely adore this design for baby pants by Purl Soho. I love the shape, particularly the insert for cute baby bottoms. I love the pattern – its simplicity, conservation of fabric, sizing and very clear instructions. I especially love that these pants allows me use up scraps of fabric and recycle my own clothes.… Continue reading Sewing for baby – baby pants by Purl Soho
These twin lovey dolls are for our baby and another who is due to arrive soon after. I made them in a Waldorf style, using wool rovings, recycled materials including super soft and cuddly velvet. The bodies are recycled from a green velvet dress that I used to wear in London. It was a really flattering fit (once upon a time… Continue reading Sewing for baby – Waldorf cuddly dolls
This pair of blankets were made as “do all” blankets – you know, for the stroller, the car, playing on the floor, having a cuddle, whatever. They’re simple forms with only a little adornment – just enough to make ’em look cool and individual, without being too precious. It is a very long time since I blogged regularly… Continue reading Sewing for baby – crocheted and quilted blankets
Meet Swoop and Sheila, the first of a flock of seagulls I am making for a baby mobile. I couldn’t find any patterns for a soft toy seagull in flight (or any other sea birds for that matter), so I drafted my own. These two are sightly different, as I’m trying out variations on the… Continue reading Making seagull toys from felt
I’ve been back at the sewing machine and busy with paint, creating costumes and decor for our class dance performance. We used ultra-violet lights for the performance had an ‘outer space’ theme, so the everything was planned to glow like stars, comets and planets. Come check out more on my teaching blog!