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Simplicity 1477

Hurrah,  I finally finished the second bunny coat for my niece. I made one before Christmas using McCalls M6828 but that pattern comes in two sizes and I ordered the larger one for my kids so wouldn’t work for a three year old.

I thought about how to shrink the pattern pieces down for so long,  stressing me out with the time it would take when I had lots of other gifts to make, that I finally relented and bought another pattern in the smaller size.  My local fabric store didn’t sell the McCalls one so I bought a similar design from simplicity that actual does all the sizes from 3-8.

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Simplicity 1477

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I made this version in brown felt with pink felt placket and pockets.  I lined it with the same super soft pink fluffy fleece.  There is also pink fleece inside the pockets to keep little hands warm.

I just hope a three and five year old appreciates this as a present and doesn’t throw it to the side like my son would with any item of clothing!!

 

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First Christmas Present Made

So many ideas but not enough time….. My head is full of crafty gifts I want to make for friends and family this Christmas but starting to panic over the days flying past.
I started with a plan to Sew some pyjama bottoms for my nieces after seeing some great Michael Miller colour me in fabric but after a lot of searching gave up trying to buy some in the UK.

So I started to look through my other patterns and came across McCalls M6828 in my stash.

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I didn’t think the girls would want to be a raccoon or fox so made a sketch of a rabbit design.
I bought two different colours of felt and matching pink felt trim and gorgeous pink fleece lining.

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This one has taken me about 10 hours to sew due to figuring out a better way to attach the lining.
Now I need to adjust the pattern to fit a three year old for the other coat as the pattern started at age 6.
I’ll post photos of the brown version when I get round to that one! 

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My First Ever Craft Project – Felt Baby Booties

I am so proud of these little shoes as they were the first thing I ever made. I can’t remember where the pattern came from – it was out of a magazine but I didn’t buy crafty magazines then so it’s a bit of a mystery!!

I used glitter felt to make these ones – red for the outside and white inside. I made these when I was pregnant but as we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl I had to play it safe. I was very tempted by the pink glitter felt (and as it turned out I could have made them in pink!).

I am particularly proud of these little bird booties considering I had never made anything before. Our Daughter now uses these booties for her dolls.

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Making Magazine Cushion

When I received the Making magazine below through my letterbox I was really inspired to make the cushion on the cover.

I bought a plain green cushion from Ikea and used some of my felt from my fabric stash to create the cushion below. I get lots of positive comments about how bright and cheerful this cushion is.

I used wooden buttons from fabricland instead of the homemade ones used in the magazine. After making this cushion, I was inspired to use this flower design to create a ring.

 

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Gillian Gladrag – Felt Bag

I love this bag and hopefully one day I’ll get to use it!! I just need to be brave enough (and have enough hours to myself) to get on with it and start felting!!

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Oh la la Pen Cover

Burlesque beauty pen cover – add some excitement to your pens!! This was from a Mollie Makes magazine and I couldn’t resist making one – it certainly adds some entertainment to meetings.

I had such positive feedback from friends at work I even made one as a Christmas present – personalised of course with hairstyle and clothes to match my friend.

Cheeky Peek……

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog about craft! I will be posting photos of all the crafty things I have made over the last 5 and a half years, since my mother in law introduded me to this whole other realm of craft!!

I will also add photos of any on going projects which tend to be a few at a time as I am always to keen to get started on something else that I couldn’t resist buying!!

I love all sorts of craft and have filled our bedroom to bursting with all the kit to have a go at most things. So if you like any of the following then please follow my blog and hopefully be inspired!!

  • Dressmaking (latest acquisition)
  • Home furnishing
  • Tapestry (think Emily Peacock)
  • Cross Stitch
  • Knitting
  • Toy Making (including teddies and dolls)
  • Felt making
  • Jewellery Making
  • Card Making
  • Spinning (not the bicycle type!)

Thanks for looking

Jenny x

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