rope bowls and baskets

August 23rd, 2014

This was such a satisfying project, i’m now more than a little obsessed with making these. A while ago i saw this tutorial on A Pair and a Spare and knew it would be a perfect project to create pretty storage in baby birds room. I kept things simple leaving the rope natural and using a rosey pink thread for the stitching. I experimented with using a thick rope and a thin one, and i definitely like how the bowls/baskets made with the thicker rope look much more. Plus they were quicker to make (ha! i love quick!).

If you’re looking for a quick and pretty DIY storage solution, i would definitely recommend checking out the tutorial here.

Bunny’s Perri Pullover

August 16th, 2014

I can’t remember exactly where i first heard about the Perri Pullover, but it’s been on my sewing to do list for Bunny for ages. It’s a oversized tunic style sweater, and its about the cutest thing ever with leggings. I had a really specific idea in my head of what i wanted to do (not unusual) so i had all materials and the idea set aside for my “ready” moment. So after our little sunshine arrived, I started working away at it slowly. Cut out the fabric one day. Add the Rabbit another. Sew a seam here. Sew a seam there. It was a really unusually slow pace for me, but it was nice and manageable. Usually i sit down and do everything all in one go, but i think i’m going to have to learn to do things more in stages from now one. That’s ok :)

The Rabbit was a really easy addition, and i think it really makes the look. I literally just printed an image on iron on transfer paper and ironed it on. Voila! The fabric is this really drapey soft sweatshirt jersey – i’m so addicted to this fabric that i bought it in bulk and in 4 colours. I know. I have a problem. Don’t judge.

I really wanted to share a photo of Bunny wearing it, but it’s in such constant rotation in her wardrobe, that it’s been near impossible to find a time that it isn’t in the laundry hamper, or currently on her body and covered in the remains of a chocolate sundae. When i do finally get that magical moment where it’s clean and i have my camera ready, i think i’ll do an update post. Because hey, i really love this jumper!

It was really nice working with someone elses pattern for a change. It was just so much less work to start with a pattern, than work from scratch as i usually do – i think it made the project more enjoyable and certainly shorter. I think next time i make this pattern i will use a more stable/structured knit fabric, as this fabric is so drapey that it almost looks too oversized. I’m pretty sure it’s because of the fabric, not the sizing. If there is one thing i know for sure, using a fabric different that what is recommended will always get different results.

So i guess that’s it! A Bunny for my Bunny! It’s nice to be sewing again :)

zip front Eucalypt dress

August 12th, 2014

So excited to show you my latest make! I’ve been looking at all my Eucalypt dresses longingly for weeks… but my life is all about baby feeding friendly attire these days, so something had to be done! I have tonnes of button front dresses (i’m pretty sure i have the worlds largest array of Darling Ranges dresses), so wanted to try something a little different. Enter the zipper.

I used my Eucalypt pattern, and a metallic open end zipper and i couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out. Magically i somehow managed to guess the exact length of zip i’d need. I know. It made my day.

A lot of people have asked me about this fabric. It’s a digitally printed japanese linen – and i bought a tonne of it plus some other fabrics to list in the store – so once i get my butt in gear and list them i’ll let you know :) i’m so slow paced these days. If you’d like to make your own zipper front Eucalypt – i used the seam front version of the pattern and left the zipper exposed. Easy peasy.

In other news, my trusty little Buddy helped me with my photos again today – and i think we’re becoming quite the team hehehe. That kid loves the remote, there are ridiculous number of photos. And possibly too many of us giggling uncontrollably. But they won’t be posted, as they were not flattering by any means hehe.

[Make this Look]
Dress: Megan Nielsen Eucalypt dress with zipper front // Get the pattern here
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Jacket: Country Road
Cute boy: not sold in stores 

a three month old ladybug

August 8th, 2014

Baby photodump anyone?! Our littlest love is now 3 months old! I’ve really sucked at sharing photos of our girl… like i only did it that one time… but here she is now! These snaps range from birth to today. Isn’t she ridiculously kick-ass cute? I will accept no response other than “hell yes!” heehehe kidding. but seriously i’m not.

I really can’t decide what to call our little babe her on the blog, at home she has so many nicknames ranging from sunshine to poopy pants to ladybug. So for now i think i’ll call her ladybug till one of her names sticks.

SO tell me, do you like baby photo dumps? shall we do this again?

the crescent blouse as PDF

August 6th, 2014

Great news! The Crescent blouse is now available as an instant download PDF pattern! Which also means that all the patterns from the Breakwater Collection have been PDF’d and so i’ve been able to bring back the Breakwater collection pattern pack (all 4 patterns for the price of 3).

Get the Crescent blouse pattern here

Get the Breakwater Collection Pattern Pack here

XOXO

Bunny turns 6!

August 3rd, 2014

I feel like every time a kiddo birthday comes around i’m like “What?! how did that happen?!”. Time is slipping away too fast! Bunny turned six this week, and she basically needs to stop it. STOP IT> no more growing up. Period. Mummy can’t take it hehe. We had a lovely birthday party for her with friends from school and neighbors and family. We booked the Cuddly Animal Farm again and it rocked! They brought baby animals and a gorgeous pony, and the kids just went nuts having an awesome time. We enjoyed doing a little Bunny photoshoot so much last year that we decided to do one again this year! I think i may end up making it a tradition if i can swing it, its really cool to have a little collection of facial expressions that are so indicative of her personality. I think it would be really fun to have something like this for each kid each year. What do you think my chances are of succeeding at that?! heehe I know i know… not good

Are you up for a birthday party photo recap?! Click through!

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