The last raincoat I made for myself a couple of years ago turned out to be more showerproof than waterproof. This turns out to be the case with most shop bought raincoats too, and I prefer a raincoat that actually keeps out rain, and lots of it, not just a quick shower.
Technically these pyjamas fall into my Handmade Christmas gifts post, but I took so many pictures they needed a post of their own. Continue reading
Predictably, last year’s vow of starting to make Christmas presents earlier than say the last week before the 25th didn’t amount to much so there ended up being less homemade gifts than I’d have liked, but hopefully those I did make were gratefully received. Continue reading
I’m sharing a tutorial for a quick applique design to add detail to a simple dress or jumper over on the Petit a Petit & Family blog today. Continue reading
As my youngest daughter’s birthday falls just after Halloween we celebrated with a small fancy dress party with a Halloween themed treasure hunt, a haunted house cake, Day of the Dead decorations and printing activity (which I blogged about over at Petit a Petit and Family). For anyone who’s read this blog before it’s probably no secret that I delight in making a costume, but honestly a princess costume wasn’t really what I had in mind. It was however, very firmly what my 4 year old had in mind and no amount of anti-princess culture rants from me could change it. Continue reading