Thursday, 26 June 2014

More Bow-ties

Last week, I showed you some snap-on/snap-off bow-ties that I made for our little one.

Well, I got a bit addicted to making tiny bow-ties for a while.  And I ended up making quite a few.

Originally, I planned to sew them.  But I discovered that (for most of the stages of making), it was easier and MUCH less fiddly to use fabric glue!

So, here they are:












When I was photographing the bow-ties, I just HAD to go and get some of the teeny-tiny trousers and shorts out of the wardrobe - to experiment with making up little outfits. I REALLY have to just quickly show you my favourite:


I think that, when I get the time to make some more bow-ties (which I'm sure I will be doing at some point), I'll take some photos along the way and do a mini-tutorial to share on here.  One of the days.....

See you soon.....

Carly

x


Friday, 20 June 2014

Dummy Clip

This is just a quick post.  I wanted to show you another of my baby-makes.  

I saw the idea of a dummy clip on Pinterest, and thought it would be a quick and easy make.  Of course, we don't even know yet whether our little one will WANT a dummy.  But now he has a dummy clip - just in case.....




What an easy-peasy make!  Just a tube of fabric with a 'braces' clip at one end:


And a pair of snap-fasteners at the other:


So, if he turns out to be a dummy fan, I may well be making a whole COLLECTION of these - one to match every outfit!  ;-)

Bye for now.....

Carly

x

  

Monday, 16 June 2014

Baby Boy Bloomers and Bow-ties

I'm FREEEEEEE!!!!!  

On my last trip to the doctor's, I was told that I no longer need to be on bed-rest. So I've been making the very most of my new-found freedom!  We've been catching up with friends, going for 'date nights', doing lots of 'nesting'-type jobs around the house.....  And, of course, I've been getting my craft on!

At last!  The opportunity to do more baby-crafting!  And I've gone a bit silly.  I just can't stop!!!  So now, the problem is.....  I don't know which project to show you first?!?

I think I'll start with the cutest AND funniest.....

I decided to make a little outfit - some boyish 'bloomers', and a bow-tie to match.  Here's the finished outfit:






Then I had an idea - if I attached the bow-tie to the little body-suit with snap-fasteners, I could make a whole RANGE of interchangeable bow-ties (and you know how it is - newborns can never have too many bow-ties)!!! 

So I did this:


And then I IMMEDIATELY made another little outfit:





And, after that, I made MORE bow-ties!  But I'll save those for another post.....  

In 'OTHER EXCITING NEWS' (well, actually THE most exciting news).....  we visited the hospital on Friday, and I'm booked in to have a c-section on Monday 30th June.  So, only two weeks to go now!!!!!

Until next time.....

Carly

x


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dribble Bibs

Here are some dribble bibs that I made for our little one.  What a quick and easy make!  I can see myself running up lots more of these over the next few years!!!

There was just one problem.  I'll share the story with you.....  


To finish them off neatly (and quickly), I decided to get a snap-fastener kit.  It came with a flimsy little plastic 'machine' that you have to wallop with a hammer to fix the little metal bits in place.....
  



Having smacked my thumb with the hammer on my first try, I called Simon to help.....


He gave the thing a huge man-sized wallop with the hammer.....  

And now there's an enormous hole in my crafting desk!!!  

I've been making sure the hole's always covered up with a book, or a pile of fabrics, or a jar of buttons.  When I'm freed from this bedrest business, I think one of my first projects will have to be finding a creative way of permanently covering the desk and its hole!!! 

Until next time.....

Carly

x


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Baby Bits Order

So, I've been raiding the camera again - for photos of projects I finished before the bedrest started.  

This time, I thought I'd show you this set of baby things I made.  Not for our little one, but an order for a gift.

Here goes.....

I made a bib:



A big bag (to carry changing-essentials in):




And a quilt:




Luckily, I managed to finish everything off just in time!  I got the bed rest instruction the DAY after I sent the package off!!!

Now let me see what I can find on the camera for my next post.....

Carly



Thursday, 29 May 2014

Gorgeous Gifts

Last week was MEANT to be my last week at school (had I not been signed off 4 weeks early).  And, to my surprise, Simon came home with this amazing basket of gifts for me (from my lovely class and their parents).....



The whole thing looked so pretty, I was reluctant to start opening any of the goodies to begin with.  Look at the toadstool paper!!!  

I'm not normally an overly-emotional person (and I COULD always blame my pesky pregnancy hormones), but I was really overwhelmed by the gifts as I opened them up.  Clearly, those little kids and their parents know me SO well, and put SUCH a lot of effort into selecting things that I'd love.  There MAY even have been a few tears.  

Here, have a little look at my gorgeous gifts.....

[a knit-your-own-teddy-bear kit]

[a red and white spotty Cath Kidston mug]

[pearly, heart-shaped buttons]

[pretty ribbons]

[a 'thank you teacher' bookmark]

[a cute toadstool ornament, now on display in my crafting room]

[a box full of multi-coloured buttons]

[and a precious book made up of pictures drawn by each of the children]

What a wonderful leaving present!!!  And what a lucky teacher!!!

Just in case any of the Owls' parents happen to be visiting, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  

Now I'm off to start on my knit-your-own-teddy-bear (I think I might well be able to do it laying down).....  :-)

Carly

x

   

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Loop Scarves

Hello there,

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post - and for your ideas of crafty-things-to-do-whilst-laying-on-your-back.  I did get some inspiration (and giggles) from your suggestions! 

As I've been such a rubbish blogger lately, I do have quite a few makes from way-back-when that I haven's shared with you yet.  Including these.....









  
They are loop scarves that I made for Christmas - one for my mom, one for my sister, and one for my best friend.  

I was a bit baffled by the puzzle of how to sew them up to begin with, but got the hang of it in the end.  Once the idea of how it should work clicked, they became a reasonably quick and easy project.  

I'll definitely be making more of them (I want one for myself, actually).  

Maybe, when I have the time (and ability), I'll do a little loop scarf tutorial and share it on here.

Until next time.....

Carly




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