Caleb did some painting this afternoon. We wanted to pose with his picture for a photo. I noticed the magnet he used and just though it was a little bit funny.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I haven't done any painting for months. I've more been doing sewing. Jemima's mexican dress which I alluded to earlier is well into construction. I have endured a little bit of frustration with it but more on that another time. These little pictures here today are the first couple of paintings I finished. I don't know if I really like them or not. I don't know. (I said that already.)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Why so sad little princess? Oh my, your skirt is filling with flying ants and flies. Weird.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
One of my favourite blogs is Grosgrain by Kathleen. Everyone in crafty blog land already knows all about her, but there might be some of my real life friends and family who haven't heard of her. She designs and makes incredible clothes for girls, and then... just gives them away. She is very talented, yet so humble. Go take a look- especially the Marie Therese gown. A-mazing. She is opening a shop soon, and I'm sure she will do very well. Read all about it:
Friday, October 24, 2008
So it falls off the shoulders of Miss Jems, but fits Caleb quite well (as a shirt) which I discovered in the few nano seconds he begrudgingly allowed me to put it on him. Poor little man. Anyway, perhaps in a few years I will finish the hem and 4 year old Jems will have a new top. (I will have to finish all the seams inside as well- I was kind of in a hurry to see if it would work out.)
It was a good "learning experience"...but I don't super-like spending an afternoon sewing without a garment for someone to actually wear. Right away.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I was bemoaning the outgrowing of the black mary janes a few posts ago, but I have replaced them with something even better...red t-bar mary janes. I have been eyeing off these in Target for quite a few months, but they never had her size.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
A very shapely little bunny made from a free pattern by Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls.
Monday, October 13, 2008
This is Shifty-eyes Bunny eyeing off Caleb's "egg in a hole" (egg fried in a piece of bread with a circle cut out.) I made this little guy using the Black Apple doll as a starting point. His eyes are shifty because Caleb does great shifty eyes on command.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Like many in crafty blog land I've been following the Sugar City Journal. They make really creative, yet classic, clothes and other goodies. I was very pleased to buy the pattern of the "Simple Servant Dress" from their online shop. I made this little number in a day in amongst being mummy to a 4 year old and 1 year old, despite being a novice who struggles with bias tape. And it's so cute! (Even if I say so myself). She wore it to her Granny's 70th this evening with black leggings and black mary janes (which she has now outgrown. Sad.)
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Yes, I have only had this blog less than a week, and I am already doubling up crafty projects, and yes, they are only bandana pants, but I'm sorry, I have more to say about them. And I wanted to post this picture I took this afternoon despite the sad and sorry state of our backyard. Am I always this apologetic? Yes I am, actually. Sorry.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I have had a go at painting on and off in my life, but it has never stuck. Probably because I don't really know how to paint, and never liked anything I painted. I did art at school for only as long as I had to, again because I never felt particularly encouraged to continue... my enduring memory of art is my teacher sitting down and taking over my drawing of an eraser shaped like a cat while I watched.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This is another project from earlier in the year. They are "bandana pants" from Parksbird Patterns which was a bunch of patterns I bought from ebay as pdfs (for about $5) before I discovered tutorials on blogs. The patterns give good step by step instructions with photos and assume no previous knowledge of sewing, which was great for me as I have very little.