Monday, 27 July 2009


I went a bit bag mad in the last few weeks but I think once you have started you can't stop and I have found so many tutorials I want to try.

Just before the holidays started I made five bags for K's pre-school teachers: 4 Market bags and 1 Margaret bag. I thought they would be more useful than flowers, soap or chocolate.
I have been making making bags for my mum and sister as well, they will get a selection and can choose which one they like better. i made a Phoebe, a Margaret and a Wasp bag.

Market skirt finished

Good morning. I woke up at six this morning and could not go back to sleep, so I got dressed and went downstairs to finish the market skirt (from Apart from a couple of mistakes and a few seams I had to undo it turned out really lovely. I am going upstairs to wake up my little angels and hope that K will like it. I haven't made any skirts for C yet because she is rolling around so much and I think that skirts are not that practical at the moment.
I have just noticed that the pocket is at an angle, will have to rip it up and do it again. Maybe early morning sewing is not the way forward.
Here is the picture. K wanted to wea a hat, she had chicken pox last week and doesn't like the spots. The red fabric I have used was a bargain from IKEA. I found it in the children's section where all the bedding is and it was £4.99 for 3m, what a bargain. The hat is made from a burda pattern ( I think it was in the German burda magazine in April).

Sunday, 26 July 2009


I don't know if you have come across Drops Design but it a treasure chest full of free knitting patterns. They are very well written and easy to follow. I love it because it comes in so many languages, which means I can recommend it to my friends in the UK and in Germany.

I have made a super cute cardigan for K. and lots of people commented on it and wanted to know where the pattern was from.


I have become quite obsessed with looking at other peoples blogs. I love all the crafty ideas and am completely in awe of all the wonderful ideas that are out there. My daughters have been dressed in so many cute outfits that I have made following free tutorials and patterns (thank you to all these fantastic people who make their ideas freely available).
Recently I even infected a new friend with my sewing bug and after sending her all the links that I have found via e-mail, my husband suggested to just start blogging myself.
I hope one day to create a tutorial as well but until then I will just share what I have made.