Friday, August 28, 2009
Last week we had a little holiday down in West Cork.
A few new experiences, mostly for Poppy, her first time in a boat, and by the looks of it, not very happy at all with the life jacket! she was so stiff in it, like a sea burrito! Good though, had she had a dip in the sea, she would have just bobbed around, with that foam collar looking like Queen Elisabeth.
Given that it was, as you would expect, an Irish summer (ie: read, not summer at all, maybe a rainy spring would be more accurate), Poppy built sand penguins fully clothed in velor trakie dacks.. actually, that was her second change of the day, the first was when Nanna took her "rock-pooling"... needless to say she got a lot closer to the crabs that we expected.
but it was good to get away from the big smoke for a little while!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This little pinafore is prototype no.2~ it features elasticated cuffs on the sleeves, which i didn't want to do, i like the hand sewn bias binding look, but i have to admit, elastic is much better for little soft mudgy arms. Also, it seems to give a much more puffy sleeve. What do you think?
Saturday, August 1, 2009
there is nothing more depressing as a child than those 3 words... at least for me! School books and uniforms for sale everywhere you looked, and a sickness in the pit of your stomach as another traumatic year of maths worksheets approaches. i still get that sick feeling now when i see signs up!
However, this little dress that i made for my little girl does remind me a bit of a school uniform, and i guess there is a side to the new school year that is nice: shiny new pencils, fun folders and cool sharpeners!
This is the start of my autumn pinafore range, that can be worn over long sleeve tops and leggings (or on their own in those countries that enjoy a mild autumn...), watch this space for more pictures....!!