Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pram Cover

Our pram was given to us by a family friend and the cover was getting a little bit sun bleached, so when Steve's sister called to show us some custom made pram covers online, I decided I would give our buggy a spruce!
I just pulled the cover off and made a pattern. The fabrics I used are red and black quilting cotton, some nice black linen for the inside and cream bias binding.
Next time we're going to cover a double pram for Casper's twin cousins who are expected sometime in the new year!!!

Monday, 24 October 2011


Yesterday after pulling my hair out at the amount of toys we have in this house, (and it's only been a year!) I decided to make a soft boat for all of Casper's stuffed animals. I used an old woollen blanket and some bendy wire things from a baby jungle gym that we were given. The pattern was fairly simple to draw up and I made it while Casper was sleeping. I was going to put in a lining, but decided against the extra work as the wool is thick and strong enough by itself. So I added binding instead.
It holds all of the soft toys with a bit of room for some more! And Casper loves rocking the boat and climbing in and out of it.
I added a mast with two flags just in case any other ships pass by.

Happy Birthday Casper!

Casper had his first birthday last Wednesday. We had a party for him the weekend before and it was a rager! I made him an orange cake with whipped cream on top in the shape of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Luckily I got a photo of it before Mika the dog ate his feet and the 1! Oh well, I guess big sisters deserve a bit of cake as well.

Happy belated birthday my little (big) boy!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Rosie Bonnet

This is a bonnet I whipped up today for Casper as it has been raining all afternoon and I want to take him for a walk later in the pram. It is made from an old woolen jumper and some lovely rose print fabric I bought on sale last week. I love tie-up hats because they are completely child-proof- they can't be pulled off and flung onto the ground!
I put elastic in the back for a snug fit. I think it's pretty cute.
Photos by Steve.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cotton Romper

Another romper that is in the shop. This one is made from vintage cotton that is just too adorable! and the sweetest plastic yellow sunburst buttons. 
Can you see the dirt on Casper's hands and legs in the photos? He loves to play in the garden and get muddy. It was hard to keep him clean for this photoshoot and directly after we were done, he had a mouth full of pebbles.

Gingham Romper

I made this romper for Casper the other day and decided to put it in the shop as a made-to-order! It's super cute and breezy for the hot summer that is coming. Although it has been pretty cool the last couple of days and I have been taking full advantage by making lots of bread and spending time folding clothes and doing indoor things. I am growing some basil on my kitchen windowsill and some parsley and tomatoes in the garden.