Thursday, February 9, 2012

Make my week, baby: Weeks 5 & 6

 I had a feeling the crafting would have to slow down a bit once our non-holiday routine kicked in. It's much harder to fit it all in between pick-ups and drop-offs, playcentre, Yo Gabba Gabba viewings and snack servings.
I've also been a little distracted lately. Summer seems to have finally arrived, and we have been busy with beach outings, and our very first family camping trip! (I'll try and blog about that tomorrow, seems worthy of its own post..) We've been busy trying to eat as much sweetcorn as humanly possible, and making the most of reasonably priced peaches and nectarines. All in all, Summer has taken over a little, in the best possible way.

But, don't get me wrong, there has been a little crafting. I haven't forgotten the project altogether!

Firstly, I finished up this wee vest, from the delicious wool that Steph sent me. It's Malabrigo 'Pollen', and by golly it is scrumptious (the pictures really don't do it justice!). The pattern is Felipe, and whipped up super quick.

That was all I had made for the bump, until today.
I spent today sewing up a storm of patterned t-shirting, and came up with two onesies and a few t-shirts for Otto, too. I love to make these envelope/90 minute tee style shirts. They very rarely turn out looking anything other than awesome, and they are the perfect staple tee for hanging out around home and going to playcentre : )
(I've just realised that most of these photos are less-than-awesome, I apologise for that. They looked fine on the camera, and I really don't have the energy to re-take them!)

On a crafty, but not baby-related, note: I also finished up some sewing I've had lying around the studio for months now. These cushions are filled with fabric scraps (making them lovely and heavy. Perfect for brothers to toss at each other..) and make good use of the largest of my odd buttons. Love that.
(Yes, the wall could do with repainting. The joys of renting!)


  1. Awesome! I will have to try knitting that vest, as a change from my milos! Looks lovely. Now, these 90min tees, do you use an overlocker? Can I just use my regular machine? Is that ribbing round the neck? Gotta link? Twenty questions!!

  2. I am SO with Claire....I want to make one, as I would ask you to cloth my child for me but I'm guessing your a tad busy! PLEASE PLEASE advice, pattern something??
    Also those pillows rule, I'm going to copy that too!! xoxoxoxo

  3. you must have a cover stitch machine right? how? where? i need one!
    Lovely making, your bebe will be the best dressed in town. :)

  4. You have some mad skills! And must be pretty speedy. I've tried the 90min/ envelope shirt once before and it took me a lot longer than 90min and didn't look anywhere near as good as yours! I will have to try again. Do you use the MADE pattern? Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Jenny :)

  5. HI I've only recently found your blog and just wanted to say I love your stuff! Its inspiring me to start sewing for my babe to be! Love the fabric in your sewn stuff, are you able to share where you got it?

  6. I have that red and white monster child fabric! Mine was made into pj saggy bum pants for my little girl. And i like your cushions too - it is what i should be making with all of my scraps. great inspiring pics girl.