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Friday, February 13, 2015


The making of a Dior Bag - I just love videos showing how things are made!


Totally swooning over the new pattern from Closet Case Patterns - the Carolyn Pajamas. I am dreaming of making these up in silk to swan about in at home, but I can't bring myself to spend that much money so I think I may stick to cotton!


I've been thinking about decorating a nursery and obviously want to make us much myself as possible. As I don't know if we are having a boy or a girl, the colour scheme needs to be gender-neutral. I found some really cute rainbow bunting and matching polka dot fabrics online so ordered 1m of each (see above photo). The photo doesn't show the true colour and the background is creamier than shown, much to my disappointment actually! Anyway, I still like the fabrics so want to use them in some way - but to make what?!?!! Any ideas?! A mattress for the cot? A cover for a changing mat? I thought the bunting fabric would make lovely curtains, but in 'real-life' the pattern is a lot smaller than I imagined and would be lost if made up as curtains I think. Would love to hear your suggestions please.


This beautiful home featured on Design Chic. Loving all the whites, blues and natural tones - perfect for my imaginary seaside home (still no house guys.....).


I felt my baby kick for the first time two weeks ago, and this week Rob finally felt a kick too! Wow, that was a very special and emotional moment. Loving this pregnancy experience :)

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  1. You could always make some bunting with the bunting fabric!

  2. I've been thinking about making some bunting for the nursery Sam, but hadn't thought of using this fabric - I'll keep that in mind!

  3. I love these fabrics!!

  4. I would make a small cot sized quilt. I made one for my daughter when she was about 6 months old, and wished I had made it sooner. In the end I made another 6 months later and they are both still used now she is 5. One lives on her bed full time and both have been variously used as travel play blankets, sofa blankets, travel changing mats, camping blankets, tents, and obviously just as quilts.

  5. Love this fabric pairing...the colours, the patterns. Gorgeous.

  6. Thanks for the suggestion Jenna. I'm actually hoping to make a little quilt for the baby, but out of different fabrics. But really glad to hear how useful it will be!!!


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