Printing using fabric stencils is one of the easiest ways to decorate a garment in need of a bit of excitement. To tell you the truth, the princess I “borrowed” for the photoshoot a couple of weeks ago for the Easy Princess Dress Pattern didn’t like the costume at first. Who … Continue reading →
Is someone in your family absolutely in love with dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are popular with kids of all ages. They make wonderful subjects of sewing projects from the most simple to some that could be pretty complicated. My son really loved dinosaurs when he was a baby. I developed the Pinch … Continue reading →
After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures, and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading →
All parents would agree that it’s a herculean task to maintain children’s clothes. All the chocolates and cookies that they snack on inevitably leave their mark on that pretty dress or handsome pair of pants, not to mention puddles of mud and dirt cakes. Moreover, the sensitive skin of the … Continue reading →
I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders. So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading →
It’s that time of year to celebrate the passing of winter, the end of the long dark months and the coming of Spring. Our gardens are bursting into bloom, we see more of the sunshine and a drive through the countryside is full of the joys of new fresh leaves … Continue reading →
Are you expecting or know someone who is? Well, you or that person is going to need a lot of bibs. That’s just the way it is. Feeding babies is messy business and a bib really makes the whole thing possible. Because they’re so necessary, bibs make great gifts and … Continue reading →
Babies will soon be popping out everywhere so my sewing for all the new babies continues. There’s one thing I know, when they aren’t sleeping / feeding / screaming, babies are pooping. One of my expecting friends showed me the changing mat she used first time round and just … Continue reading →
Hasn’t the summer break been great this year? For me, I had a great couple of weeks staycation here on Cayman and enjoyed some fabulous scuba diving. At the time of writing, we’ve not had any hurricanes (fingers crossed) and we’ve still got plenty of summer weather to look forward … Continue reading →
So why do we use the baby swaddle? Swaddling is the age-old practice of wrapping a newborn up tight and cozy in a blanket, in order to restrict the movement of limbs. It helps to keep the baby on it’s back and makes for a sounder sleep with fewer upsets … Continue reading →
When my son was a baby, he loved to watch “Walking with Dinosaurs,” that great BBC documentary series. When I say “loved” I mean he watched it every day at the same time, 11:30 am, for half an hour –he was 11 months old. This routine lasted for a year. … Continue reading →
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