|Rocket Rascals Baby Bib|
|Butterfly Baby Bib|
|Cowboys Toddler Bib|
|Owls Toddler Bib|
|Helicopter Bandana Bib|
|Nintendo DS Case|
|Nintendo DS Case|
I have also decided to develop my blog and do lots more sewing related things with it! My plan is to have lots more tutorials, sewalongs, swaps, reviews and general fabric related activities on the blog and to hopefully encourage people to sew! Watch this space over the next few weeks for some big changes! To get me kick started I am attending the Britmums Live blogging conference this week-end in London to get more hints and tips on developing my blog. Exciting but scary as there will be hundreds of bloggers there. I'm hoping to catch up with some of the Pinterest Team as there are also exciting changes planned for the Pinterest challenge too! Any feedback on the blog would be great. What would you like to see more of?
I have another exciting challenge too! The lovely people at Abakhan fabrics have challenged me to show how much can be made from £20 worth of goodies from their website. I love this sort of challenge as it really makes me try new things and step outside my comfort zone. This is what I chose from their website (it took me ages to decide as there is just so much to choose from).
I finally decided on 1 metre of red poly cotton, 1 metre of blue polycotton, 1 metre of a pretty floral fabric, some ribbon, elastic, bias binding and some clear PVC fabric. A bit of a random selection and all under £20! So my challenge is to see what I can make from these goodies. How many things do you think I will be able to achieve? I already have several items in the bag! Lets see if anyone can guess the exact number. All will be revealed at the end of the month!
Working for myself will also allow me to develop the 'Dress a Girl' Charity project further. This continues to go from strength to strength with lots more dresses arriving daily. I can't keep up sometimes!
3 dresses from Caroline. Spot the vintage Holly Hobby Fabric. Gorgeous!
6 dresses from Karen. Check out the pretty little bows. So lovely.
14 beautiful dresses from Joan. All of which had a little surprise or 2 in the pocket! The cutest hairbands, hair clips, finger puppets, pencils, soft toys etc. So thoughtful. The children will love them!
23 fab pairs of shorts from Ruth. Lovely to have something to send the boys!
along with 17 gorgeous dresses from her friend Mary. So sweet on the washing line!
The Rickmansworth U3a Craft Group group who sent a fantastic 43 dresses. All fabulous! Huge thanks to Janet, Hilary, Jean, Pam, Brenda, Sylvia, Janet, June, Pauline, Sue and Patsy. Brilliant effort!
Love these dresses from Lynda who dyed some white pillowcases to make these pretty purple dresses. Great idea. I love the way they have turned out. So pretty. Will have to try this myself I think.
I made 2 dresses for the feature in Simply Homemade magazine. One from fabric and one from an old pillowcase. Keep forgetting to add them to the total
and Janet emailed me to let me know that 8 of her lovely dresses are going direct to Uganda with a friend. She very kindly emailed some photos to share.