It’s been a while! I hope everyone had a great Halloween! We did. ^_^
This photo was taken at 33 weeks. I’m now 36 weeks (going on 37 weeks) pregnant.
I taught my last sewing workshop this month and I’m now officially on maternity leave! Time seems to have flown past this year and my due date is almost here.
I’m getting ready to put my feet up & relax, but over the past month I’ve been enjoying having time to myself to spend in my studio surrounded by fabric & lace. ♥ As well as making things for baby I’ve been preparing for the Christmas Craft Fairs I’m trading at this season. First up is the Made-It Market Christmas Special this weekend! I’ll have a table there for the 4th year running. Here’s a peak at some of the things I’ve been making for the event.
Wristband Pin Cushions made from Japanese silk and vintage buttons. ♥ I have one of these I made last year and it’s so useful for dressmaking – both for fittings and working on a mannequin. I also wear it when I’m teaching, it’s really handy!
Fabric purses – handy for stashing everything from sewing supplies or camera batteries to make up or toiletries.
My kewpie hair bows sold like hotcakes at BlytheCon UK so I made another batch. ^_^
I’ve also been working on a new range of baby clothing inspired by my bump! ♥ I’ve had loads of fun working with Japanese fabric & lace, and adding details like buttons, bows, appliqué, contrast linings and top stitching. The only problem is that so far I want to keep them all!
Black Kitty Dress
Gorgeous Japanese fabric & cotton lace. ♥
Strawberries & Cream ♥
I really love this glittery goldfish fabric, bought on a hot sunny day in Tokyo!
I’m having great fun making these, I’m hoping to launch a little collection of ‘Look Street Baby’ dresses some time next year. ♥
I’m really looking forward to the Made-It Market! I’ll have lots more baby dresses, bags, purses and hair accessories for sale too. Hope to see you there! I’ll be sharing a table with the talented PinkAppleJam and Bento Smile and their kawaii craft creations & illustrations so our table is bound to be bright & easy to spot! Don’t worry if you can’t make it, any goodies I bring home will be listed in my Etsy shop next week. xx