Poppet loved helping me tape together the .pdf pattern for my recent Mesa Dress. Since then, she has been cutting and taping any pieces of paper she can get her hands on. So when I asked if she would like to sew herself a new dress,… Read More
The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make. What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here… Read More
I think I’ve worked out why I love sewing so much. It’s like you get a rush when you actually like the end result (which unfortunately doesn’t always happen) and the recipient loves it just as much, if not more. When I first set up… Read More
Poppet is an avid feeder. I’m sure if she were allowed to remain attached to me all day, she would. Ouch! Such behaviour has seen me become a fan of the sometimes controversial pacifier. It’s just enough to stop her forming hickeys on my arms… Read More
Aren’t little boys just wonderful? It’s disappointing that mainstream pattern makers haven’t catered for them more. Fortunately for me, some very talented bloggers have realised the lack of stylish patterns for our little chaps and are coming to the rescue.
I wrote this blog post 2 weeks ago and it seems so superfluous now as Christchurch (a city only 5 hours drive away) lies in devastation after a horrendous earthquake yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are very much with everyone there and especially for those… Read More
I love funky gifts for Mums of newborns. Especially ones that add a little class to the otherwise distasteful events they can often face.
I first stumbled upon these chalk mats at Thimble and fell in love with them straight away. It’s a specially made vinyl that allows you to write in chalk and wipe it away with a damp cloth. Genius!
When I was pregnant with my little boy last year, I couldn’t believe the disappointing choices available in nappy bags. It was either ugly little teddy bears printed onto a plastic fabric (the makers obviously didn’t realise it’s the Mum that carries the bag and… Read More
This little piggy bed warmer (or wheat bag) drew squeals of delight from my 1 year old. So gorgeous! It’s is made from an old flannette shirt to make it extra cuddly and looks nicer on the bed than a standard wheat bag.