My world record achievement

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9am There’s a knock at the door, it’s the postman with a package. For me, yipeeee!!! Continue reading

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Lots of amazing goodies to be given away. Feeling lucky?

Panda3Cute panda fabric is not something I would usually be drawn to, but the quality of this fabric lured me in. It’s soft, very warm and super snuggly, and that’s why Darcy claimed it for herself as soon as she laid eyes on it.
She’s far too cool to even consider wearing pandas in the street, she’s 9 after all and 9 year olds don’t wear pandas. At least that’s what she thought.

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Would you dress your baby in black?

retro hat from sweaterI mentioned Gabi from the Minimi Project in my last post. The Minimi Project is for the conciencious sewer. They are all about re using those clothes that you no longer wear and making them into something that will be loved. Their sewing patterns are especially designed for upcycling, so if you use a Minimi pattern you are doing your little bit for the planet.*

retro hat_made by Needle and Ted

I used the Minimi Retro Hat made from a sweater pattern, to sew a retro hat as a gift for my friend’s new baby. The hat is suppose to be made from a sweater (the clue is in the name), but shamefully I didn’t upcycle a sweater, I used some left over fabric instead. (That’s not so bad is it?). The lining was upcycled though, so I don’t feel too guilty. Continue reading

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Madeit Patterns / kite fold tee illustration

If you have a Madeit Pattern from the FOLD|2 collection, you would have seen the adorable illustrations on the front cover. They were drawn by the everso sweet and super talented Gabi of The Minimi Project.

The illustrations appealed to me because of their loose, charming, modern style.

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Gabi has recently had a baby boy, so I thought it only appropriate that I made him something from a Madeit pattern. Continue reading