Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tiny pirate

Its Tinys pirate day at school. Shes very excited.
I put her in the same outfit her brother used when he had pirate day
I'd forgotten how small he was then, the outfit was a bit large on him, its even bigger on tiny!

captain pose

pirate ponytail!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


This is me skating - according to Tiny anyway.

Loving my top.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Getting ready

This last week I've been doing getting ready sewing,

Hot pants for tiny - for her dance classes 

A unitard thing with a zip in the front, i just have to finish it off and add a tail and tiny has her requested cat outfit for Halloween. Just need an old sheet now so the boy can be a ghost! 

and finally I've been sewing for the couple of Christmas craft fairs I'm doing, been having fun making trees of various sizes. the kids like them and keep trying to claim them!


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

!st birthday gift

The pictures are hideous but this is what i've been up to

A little play suit, with poppered legs for nappy access. Should be big enought to have a jumper/leggings or tights under in the winterey months and may last into the spring.
Hope she likes it!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Garage fabric

 i'm not dead. Some of you may have thought it as i haven't blogged in a while but i'm not. slowly rotting maybe but not dead yet!
I have made something and i'll show you that tommorrow but today i wanted to show how fab my chums are. 
Last week i bumped into my friend husband at the shops
 'ooooo, Helen, just the person i wanted to see'
I always cringe at these words cos last time they were used i ended up with a fake beard and a tea towel on my head (look about  half way down)
' we've cleared out the gargae and have some fabric for you'
Yipee , i can't turn down free fabric and hubby can't moan too much as its free!

The following friday The 4 binbags (half full cos you know how heavy it gets) arrived at my house.
I've had a great time sorting it all out. I made up one bag to go into school as its stuff i'll never use. 
Some is that really thick furnishing fabric - it'll make fab bags (infact there were 6 sets of bag handles lurking in the binbags too!).
I have a massive pile to wash as it all has that special - been stored in a garage smell.
It also contained some liberty prints. 
Don't get too excited its not flowery lawn, but furnishing fabric. I have pictures and i'm going to e-mail them to liberty so they can tell me more.
Anyway, Heres some pics..