Thursday, 30 June 2011

Lovely drawings

I love the work of illustrator Kelsey Garrity-Riley, recently discovered via Kickcan and Conkers.

Her characters and colour palette are lovely.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Practical sewing

Since the summer has begun (sort of) poor old Bea has been suffering with getting very sweaty in her car seat. Luckily I have found a solution.

I used an old baby towel (the square ones with the hood) to make a car seat liner. I just took some measurements from the seat, cut out the shape and bound the raw edges.

She certainly seems more comfortable and I can just whip it out and wash it when needed. Has to be the most practical thing I have sewn yet!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Bea's 'playing with pegs' top

I made this little top for Bea from a bit of curtain fabric, using McCalls 5353. The pattern is for a dress and bloomers but I made it as a top instead. Here she is modelling it whilst playing with a basket of pegs.

I love the red apple buttons, they go so nicely with the blue.

I also love the cross over back. Such an easy pattern but really lovely.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The girl's got style

Couldn't resist sharing this photo of Bea. It was taken at 6.30am which explains the pyjamas. The rest is inexplicable.

And please excuse all the mess in the background, she likes to play with everything she owns at once.