I have been busying away behind the scenes recently putting together a new pattern template for upcoming pattern releases as well as to allow me to start the process of re-formatting and re-writing some older patterns. The new pattern format is far cleaner and all […]
Three long months have passed since I last updated this website, but I am sure that readers will forgive me as I have been working hard at the biggest project of my life: the never-ending WIP that is the Eskimini.
In the last three weeks alone, Baby Awesome has sat up from a laying position, then learned to crawl (then learned to crawl really fast) popped up his very first tooth and now he is to be found standing up next to any piece of furniture that he can get his hands on… It’s all very sudden and scary. Oh, and today he ate his first Jaffa Cake, which is obviously the achievement I am most proud of.
But I thought that all of this constant love and attention that Daddy Awesome and I heap upon him can’t just be given away for nothing, and that it is high time that Baby Awesome earned his keep. Therefore I have chosen for him a trade that he can both use to earn a bit of money and step in to do all of those outstanding DIY jobs. To welcome him to the world of work I have furnished him with his very own handmade tool belt.
I found this cute tool set and belt on Spoonflower, as a ready-printed sheet of fabric, but unfortunately the design appears to be no longer available for purchase, such is the length of time that it has taken me to actually make the set.
But now that I have finally dusted the sewing machine off I have another project planned, and if I happen to run into any troubles with the workings of the sewing machine, I know just the little guy to call to help fix it for me.
A pattern for two new ocean friends is available to download from today, for anyone wanting to cuddle a narwhal or snuggle up to a whale. The Whale and Narwhal are knit to the same body plan, the pattern beginning at the head and moving […]
I have spent a couple of enjoyable hours in the belief that if you carefully pin, tack, baste and then sew a number of strange and awkwardly shaped pieces of fake fur fabric together, you might just end up with something recognisable. Actually, by the time I had got to the stage in the picture above I started to have my doubts, but as is the magic with so much in sewing, turning it the right way out made the voodoo happen.
Once the piece was eased into being the right way out, something that was vaguely badger head shaped popped into view, surrounded by lots of fluff, loose fur piles, and many more complicated shapes. Once they were all successfully identified and sewn together there was a recognisable and rather darling little badger.