Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Production line sewing

I have been doing more sewing. There is nothing like a deadline to get me motivated. Last night was finishing off my baking bags. These will have a mini whisk, mini rolling pin, mini wooden spoon, cookie cutters, cupcake cases and 2 little recipe cards in. I love the cupcake fabric. Its one of my favourites I think.

Boys can bake too!

Also made a few more hair clip tidies. Isabella uses the one I made her all the time so hoping people will like them at the Kite Festival Market. What do people think? Would you buy one and how much would you pay for one? I hate the whole pricing thing.

The clips go on the ribbon

and hair bands/bobbles are threaded through onto the bottom bit which has velcro on the back.

I tried a few different designs

Better get back to the sewing..............

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Welcome to my sweat shop

I've just realised that its only about a month until the Kite Festival craft market and that I actually need to make things to sell so I've been sewing sweat shop style for the last couple of days. Lots of bibs with some new fabrics. There are still a few to finish off but I'll share some of my favourites so far....

Today I was making baking bags and tomorrow its tooth fairy cushions. Why do I always leave things to the last minute? I'm going to be spending a lot of time sewing over the next month.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

I am in love...

with my new cupcake stand.

 Admittedly my cupcakes don't look like this but the stand is fab. Perfect for Izzy's birthday party.

and my dinosaur sandwich cutter for Sam's birthday party.

I am now officially in love with Lakeland products. Now where is that catalogue....

Saturday, 17 July 2010

What if...

A couple of weeks ago this happened

A picture hanging above the fireplace in our lounge fell off the wall and smashed on the floor. The floor that only 5 minutes before my children had been playing on. I just can't bear to think what would have happened if they had been in the room when this happened. Luckily they had just moved in to the next door room when we heard the crash. The fixing on the back of the picture gave way so the picture just fell of the wall and hit the floor. It was very scary and glass went everywhere. I am now completely paranoid about every picture and mirror hanging in my house. Lady luck was on my side that day I think.

Moving on to more cheerful things. Izzy got her Gold gym badge yesterday. The children gave a little display before being awarded with their badges. They were fantastic!

and she also got to meet Fireman Sam. My little Sam despite being obsessed with fire engines was terrified by the costume and refused all attempts to get a photo with him. Hilariously the man inside the costume turned out to be someone I went to school with and the fireman on the day who drew the short straw and had to wear the costume in the 90 degree sunshine!

Been a bit quiet on the sewing front recently. I did make a cushion cover for Justine from Sew Justine Sew. Justine is getting married soon and wanted some presents to give her husband to be. Bloggers were very kind to me when I did my 70 presents challenge so I thought I would try and make something for Justine's husband. Its actually really hard to make things for men I think. I had some photo transfer paper so decided I would try using that with some photos Justine emailed me. I ended up putting some photos of her husband and their children on the cushion cover with the words 'to love and to cherish' from the wedding vows and the date of the wedding. Not sure if it worked but its the thought that counts right?!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Andy & Mikes Big Box of Bananas

Today was very exciting as we met Andy from CBeebies!! Anyone with children under the age of 5 will know how exciting this was for Izzy (and her mum!). We went to see Andy and Mikes Big Box of Bananas at the Playhouse in Weston. It was brilliant. Izzy and her friends absolutely loved it. Andy and Mike very kindly signed autographs and posed for photos with all the children after the show and were both absolutely lovely. Check out their website and go and see the show. Its fab.