Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Quick Hello

Just wanted to post a quick message to say I haven't disappeared, I'm still busy as ever with Christmas fairs and making Christmas presents!  Here's a little picture as promised of my little one in her 'Christmas Dress' she had such fun twirling and playing with the little Christmas tree prop and as always the pictures by Dale from DRWPhotographics were amazing.

Off to do more sewing now, having a real challenge as my machine has had a fault and so I'm working on an old singer machine that my friend has lent me (lifesaver).  It has really taught me how much I depend on all of the features my new machine has and those wonderful machine feet!!  Oh well that's for another post!

Happy Sewing, Keri

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Dress

Without a doubt the best part about sewing is being able to do this:

 My little girl 'needed' a Christmas dress ready to meet santa and have her Christmas pictures taken!  I have loved making this even though at the busiest time of year for Bella Boutique I tried to start and finish it in a night (it took me a couple of hours one night then half hour the next day to do buttons, ribbons etc).

Here's a closer look at some of the detail.  It was made from beautiful taffetta bought at the Shuttle in Shipley with fabulous heart shaped sparkly buttons, she loves it!  Oh and I had to give it the requisite net lining, very important for twirling and swishing! 
Our favourite photographer Dale Wain from DRW Photographics is coming today so as soon as we have the piccies I'll post one for you all!

Off to iron it now before the piccies!  I'd love to hear from others who have also been making Christmas dresses (or outfits for your boys) and see your creations.  I figure it's such a precious little time that they will be happy to have a dress made so I'm going to cherish every moment of my little one in her 'Mummy Made' Christmas Dress.

Happy Sewing

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Busy Bee

Just a quick message to say, sorry, I'm sooooooo busy that I've not had 2 minutes to blog!  I have had some serious output this past couple of weeks with new baby gifts for friends and Christmas gifts for friends little ones also, this is what I've churned out just off the top of my head:

3 nursing covers
1 nursing cushion
4 personalised stockings
1 set of personalised letters
3 Christmas dresses for gifts (1 age 6, 1 age 4 and 1 baby)
15 G tube pads (for Post Pals children who are fed by tube to help make them more comfortable)
5 wiggly bags (for Post Pals also)
10 bandana bibs
2 height charts
2 applique'd vests
oh and I also finished my wrap dress in my sewing class, 

Phew, seriously my machine is begging for a rest but not likely just yet!  I also managed to fit in a trip to the Hobbycrafts show at Birmingham NEC which was brilliant fun and gave me chance to learn how to Needle felt and also to do some glass etching too.

Back soon with pictures of all my makes!


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