Sunday, May 22, 2016

crocodile Road Trip Case

Road Trip Case

This is a pattern I've been wanting to make ever since it came out! (It's the Road Trip Case pattern by noodlehead.) We went on a little road trip this February and somehow I got into my head that V. NEEDED this for that trip. I'm glad I tried the pattern and I think it turned out pretty well, considering that most of it was sewn with the recipient on my lap and a two month old baby in the house ... I know ... What can I say ... I blame it on the hormones ...

Road Trip Case

As you can imagine, there was a lot of starting and stopping with this one, I went one step at a time ... and there are quite a lot of steps ... None of them are overly difficult though, I think. So if you have more uninterrupted sewing time than five minutes this project could come together relatively quickly, I guess. There are some details I'd do differently next time, like the direction of the zipper, for instance. Also, I'm not completely happy with my fabric choices/combination for the interiour. It was clear that the exteriour had to be this wonderful crocodile print, since V. is for some reason obsessed with them at the moment. Them and spiders ... I chose the orange floral to girly it all up a bit and I'm happy with how it looks like on the outside, but the inside is a bit ... eh, ... I think it's the blue background fabric. I should have chosen a green or orange background, I guess. Well, V. likes it and also if you can't go crazy with a project for a 3-year-old, where can you?!

Road Trip Case

Road Trip Case

Road Trip Case

Road Trip Case

Road Trip Case

I'd really like to make some more of these, especially one for myself for my current cross-stitch project ... Let's see ...! At the moment I don't feel crazy enough to start another one ... ;-)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

baby sewing

snuggler

While I was still pregnant I made some small things for our little boy, which I'd like to share here. First, I made a snuggler. I had made one for V. as well and it wasn't looking very good anymore because we actually used it quite a lot and I thought it would be nice to have a new one and that two couldn't hurt. Well, it turned out we didn't really use it that much with L., but I don't mind, it was fun making it and combining these cute fabrics!

snuggler

Then I made this little hooded suit, which has been seeing a lot of use and looks really cute on! Yay! :-)

hooded baby jumpsuit

Those bears are just so cute! I made V. a hoodie and trouser set a while ago and luckily had some fabric left over!

hooded baby jumpsuit

So snuggly! :-) This was actually surprisingly quick and easy to sew! I might have to make another one for next winter ... Let's see ... and now we'll think about spring and summer first!!!

hooded baby jumpsuit

Then of course I had to make some Quick Change Trousers (from Anna Maria Horner's book Handmade Beginnings)! The first one is lined with flannell:

quick change trousers

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The second one might be my favourite:

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And then, on a whim, I made this quick and easy blanket after stumbling on this post and just not being able to resist making one myself. I started off with these fabrics:

fabric pull for blanket

Then I added these:

fabric pull for blanket

And this is the result (I had to substitute the bottom right print with the green text print I ended up using in the middle because my piece of fabric was too small, but I really like the text print in this mix, so I guess it was lucky this way!)

receiving blanket

receiving blanket

receiving blanket

And that flannell is the perfect backing, so glad I could use it for this project! It's one of my very favourite fabrics!

receiving blanket

receiving blanket

And that's it. Not too bad, I think! ;-) :-)

Monday, March 7, 2016

a little quilt made a big trip

... and arrived at our home for L. to snuggle with!

a quilt for L. from Bonjour Quilts

Kirsty sent such a lovely and generous gift all the way from Australia! The quilt is really stunning, I love the colours and prints and the geometric pattern. So happy and dynamic, perfect for a little boy! :-)

a quilt for L. from Bonjour Quilts

a quilt for L. from Bonjour Quilts

She also sent me this. It was quite an emotional moment seeing that little jacket again in real life. Who would have thought back then that my own little baby would be wearing it one day?! :-) There also might have been some chocolate ... Ahem! Thank you again so, so much Kirsty!!! You'll be happy to hear that the quilt has since been spit up on and washed! :-D

a quilt for L. from Bonjour Quilts