Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Handmade Baby Doll Carrier

I didn't have much time for handmade presents this year (did you?!) but the one present I did make was so gratefully received by my six year old I just had to share it with you

B loves to play with her dolls and do everything that she sees young mums going, walking them in the pram, feeding them, changing their nappies and carrying them in a sling. We seemed to misplace our previous toy baby sling in the move so I looked through my vast Pinterest account and found one I could quickly make for her.

I have a Pinterest Board just for stuff to make for the Kids - you might enjoy some pins so do have a a look!

I used the pattern from The Art of Simple and let B choose her fabrics from my fabric collection...

she picked two co-ordinating fabrics from the Moda Canyon collection (one of my favourites!)

It didn't take long to cut out the necessary pieces and dust off the sewing machine which hadn't been used since we moved. B loves to press the peddle when I say "Go!", I have to say stop a little bit sooner than if I was driving but we get there in the end!

The straps give a nice secure hold for the doll which now travels everywhere with her!

Happy Sewing

We have since added a pocket to the front for her baby's bottle, but I have yet to get another picture!



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A new sewing room...and a new way of life

It's been a busy few months.

In the summer I took the difficult decision to let the workshop go and bring my business home with me, packing up all the fabric and wool and saying goodbye to this beautiful room was hard and I know I will miss it:

But as a family we have embarked on a new adventure...

.. we are now resident houseparents in a school boarding house. Evenings are busy for my husband who has 60+ young people to nurture, and during term time I now take on the whole school run, homework and house keeping role for our kids.

With all this extra responsibility I knew running the workshop/shop was not going to be possible. 

But it's not all that bad, as I do have a new sewing room (even if I have to share it with the kids!) 

The remaining fabric is all available to buy via the butterflybright website (watch out for some clearance activity coming soon!) and most of the haberdashery supplies and some of the wool has found a new home at The Slipped Stitch in Sherborne - do pop in and see Millie and support your local yarn shop!

I hope to return to making and blogging for pleasure once we have finished unpacking and settling into our new way of life, but for now there are kids calling and a dog to walk and a husband to feed and and and...


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