Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter bunnies!

These are the easiest Easter bags that you could knock up in under 30 minutes... So there is still time before Easter Sunday tomorrow !

My four fabulous nieces will be receiving one these tomorrow filled with little chicks and mini chocolate eggs!

If you would like to make these too check out Mer Mag blog

Happy Easter!!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Another charity shop find...

Check out these beautiful silk threads I found at the charity shop for £5! I don't think I'm ever going to use them they look so pretty!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Flower girl dress

I found new love for my sewing machine tonight!
Here is a little mock up of a flower girl dress. My brother is getting married in June and I have been given the task of making my niece Evie her flower girl dress! She is only 2 a very excited about wearing a pretty princess dress!

This one is just made out of calico I wanted to make sure the pattern worked. I will also try this on Evie to make sure it fits!

The plan is to make the bodice out of silk dupion, I have managed to take the scraps from work (perks of work for a bridal designer) and as she is so small I don't need much. The skirt will be layers of tulle with a silk sash round the middle.

Im so excited about this little project, Ill update you over the next few months when I start making the final one... Watch this space!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

William Morris Fabric

Second hand is the best hand! This is my latest find from a antique shop in Seven Oaks which is stuffed full of little finds. This is a lovely piece of Sanderson William Morris - Granville fabric. Love the vibrant green and the pop of the blue flowers in between... Now what shall I make with it?

Sunday, 3 March 2013

X Stitch

Here's a little taster of something I'm working on... Watch this space!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Jacq made a blind...

How do you make a Roman blind? ... Throw sand in their face!! (my Dad's joke)

I recently made a roman blind for the hallway, surprisingly easy to make as long as you are good at measuring accurately. You can buy a roman blind kit from Terrys fabrics online. It tells you how to make it and gives you everything you need (apart from the fabric)

I searched high and low for this striped fabric and then came across exactly what I wanted in Ikea.

Check out the gif...