Tooth Fairy Pillow with Hidden Pockets

There’s a number of events that excite a 5-year-old, one of those at the top of the list is losing a tooth! Buggy’s first tooth finally wiggled free a couple of months ago but was promptly swallowed by her while eating an apple. She didn’t notice right away – just went in for some wiggling activity with her fingers later that day to find the little peg gone!

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Book Week – Alice in Wonderland

I think anyone who sews would agree we may be more excited about our children’s first Book Parade than the kids themselves! I’ve had some ideas up my sleeve for sometime and luckily it didn’t take much convincing for Bugs to be equally enchanted with the thought of being ‘Alice’ for a day.

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June Dress in August

The June dress by Violette Field Threads was released this year for the Northern hemisphere summer. When the tester shots started hitting Facebook I rushed out to buy the pattern and promptly cancelled my original plans for these fabrics in favour of the June. I think it is stunning!

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Little Boy Winter Pants

I do believe we may be turning a slow corner where clothes on my guys are not completely soiled after one day’s wear. We are getting a second day out of many items now that summer, sloppy ice-creams and intense outdoor play are on hold for a little while. But despite this, my little man still needs pants!

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Dress Gifts

I love making dresses for gifts and if I had time to make them for everyone I would, birthday or no birthday, oh and maybe one or two for myself!

This first one was a breeze because I have made two ‘big’ Tea Party dresses you’ve seen here and here, (the latter incidentally is my most ‘pinned’ project to date. I mean real gangbusters pinning! So glad it is a favourite) so this one was the same easy formula but the ‘baby’ version (from Tadah! patterns) with the cute romper attached underneath! Continue reading “Dress Gifts”

Mr Basil Fox

This wintery cold weather has prompted me to post about Mr Basil Fox, the latest addition to Buggy’s softie collection. Do you remember Juniper Kitty?

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She wears short shorts

It’s the middle of May and we have another week’s forecast of sunny 24-26 ‘C days. Not that I’m complaining!  But I thought it seemed appropriate to share some shorts I made for Buggy in late summer which she is still wearing!

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Another Playsuit – Elegance & Elephants

I’m back with version 2 of the new Ruffle Playsuit pattern by Elegance & Elephants. If you missed my last post, the talented Heidi has recently launched this sweet new pattern which I like to say is a combination of function and prettiness.

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Elegance and Elephants Ruffle Playsuit

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks testing the Ruffle Playsuit for a beautiful designer from Canada, Heidi from Elegance & Elephants. Truth be known I have never sewed any of her patterns before, but as Bugs recently took a shine to one of her cousin’s hand-me-down playsuits, I jumped at the chance to get involved.

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