Wow 2 posts in one day – not such a tiring day!
You may have seen earlier the lovely Vintage Doll kits that Donna Flower so kindly sent to the girls, well today they decided that they would like to make clothes for them but I managed to persuade them to get the Dinosew kits out and make the dinosaurs as they seemed to be more straightforward.
I cut out the pre printed pieces and Bethan sat with me while I sewed them together. I did consider hand sewing with the girls helping but thought they might too quickly lose interest and it might never get finished. It was quick to sew up, the second one was even quicker as I knew what I was doing. The girls were quite happy to sit and stuff their dinosaurs, in fact Leah really delighted in it saying she wanted a really big one and kept stuffing and stuffing it!
Leah has named her dinosaur Jodie
They had great fun in the garden after dinner this evening playing with their new toys, and Tobi had fun posing them for photographs:
Also out there was Mathias modelling his new bag. On my list of Summer Sewing plans was a ditty bag for Mathias, both girls have one and use them quite a bit so I wanted to make one for him. I used Amy Butlers Mr Bedbugs Ditty Bag pattern and a gorgeous selection of Michael Miller prints that I chose from Pinked Fabrics in the Dress a Girl Around the World giveaway back in March. I had to be slightly creative with the fabric as I didn’t quite have enough and ended up using some Riley Blake All Stars for the pocket lining, it’s amazing how well some ranges coordinate when you need them to!
One finished ditty bag, I used a stiffer interfacing than I did for the girls bags and it therefore stands up all on its own!
He’s quite a small boy for such a big bag, but that wasn’t going to deter him, arm up and strap onto the shoulder (oh look you get a peek of the Ta Dots in orange on the bottom)
Arm still up in the air, otherwise the bag will fall off!
Surely it must be aching by now, but no he strides on, thumb in mouth!
Oh he is quite gorgeous!
The other creature discovered roaming wild in the garden was this:
and just to help you get an idea of it’s size, this is my hand! We think it’s a Hawk Moth Caterpillar, if you’re able to be more specific about the type please let me know!
If you prefer pictures of my adventures in sewing you may have to wait as it is the summer holidays and the children take priority but still make (in my opinion) quite nice photos! Please bear with me, normal service may resume in the autumn!