Thursday, 29 December 2011

Let's Go Fishing Hat

I got some crafting books for Christmas - one of which is Sewing for Boys. I saw this book a bit ago on a blog somewhere and thought it looked interesting - for both boys and girls who have tom-boy tendencies. Now I can look inside the book I'm not disappointed and can see a few projects that I would like to make for both Rory and Frances.

We're off to Gran Canaria in a couple of weeks time to get some winter sun. Rory has already outgrown any sunhats we had so I made one yesterday from the Sewing for Boys book. I made it using an old T-shirt I had from the Knoxville Brewer's Jam back in 2002. Rory's now ready for his trip and maybe to do a bit of fishing with Gramps too.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


For about the first time since I started this sporadic blog I have a backlog of finished projects!

In no particular order:

PJs for Frances. Pattern from Making Children's clothes by Emma Hardy Fabric has been reused from old sewing projects.
Ladybird outfit. Pattern from cute and easy costumes for kids by Emma Hardy. Fabric again reused from old sewing projects.
Waffle socks for Rory.
Chair for Rory. Pattern McCall's 9665. This is the same as the one I previously made for Frances, and again using fabric languishing in my stash.
Socks for Frances

It's nice to feel that I'm being productive.