Category Archives: Family

Mud Kitchen!

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I finally finished making Poppy’s Mud Kitchen! It was 95% recycled, thrifted and salvaged! I spent a few quid on the little whisk and colander. The cooker is made from an old cupboard turned on it’s side, with a magnetic closure added inside the door. The top part is an old draw found in a skip. The pots and pans were donated by a kind person on a local freecycle group. Hopefully P will have loads of fun with it this summer. 🙂

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Long time no post!

It’s been a while since I last had a chance to update my blog, I hope to do so more often! I am still stitching away, making personalised items for my Etsy customers. I have recently added Birthday crowns to my shop, which can be made in your choice of colours and shapes. There is also the option of a crown with changeable Velcro numbers for each birthday!

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Spring is in the air here in the UK and my personalised play tents are proving popular! Now available with windows! Great for indoor and outdoor play.

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I hope to share more of the fun activities I get up to with my lovely daughter, we always have a project on the go! Some of our recent makes include this dinosaur terrarium in a Poundland cocktail bowl!

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At the moment we are making her a mud kitchen to play with in the garden this spring and summer. More photos coming soon. 🙂

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Summer Makes

I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer! I have been working on some fun sewing projects.

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This fun teepee play tent design is for a little girl from her new baby brother. I love the Zap Pow Wham fabric!

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This set of items were part of a custom order for a customer who looked through my past makes and chose some items she would like made in her favourite colours. It was great fun working with this lovely Japanese fabric and vintage flower charms.

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I stocked up my shop with some new zip purses in Japanese fabrics! ♥

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This pretty girly play tent is off to a little girl in Australia.

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I also took my stall to a summer fair to support a local breastfeeding support group. Thanks to everyone who visited my stall!

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I finally got a chance to make a Zap Pow Wham dress for my gorgeous little girl too.

I have a bunch of new designs on the sewing table for my shop which I should be able to share soon. ^_^

Reuben’s 50’s kitsch meets Native American teepee play tent

I had to share these beautiful photos of little Reuben on his 1st birthday enjoying his 50’s kitsch meets Native American teepee. Reuben’s mum sent me a bunch of inspiring images with the kind of colours and designs she likes and together we came up with this fun design. It looks like Reuben loves it! 

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Custom teepee play tents are available in my shop. The possibilities for custom colours, fabrics, appliqués and trims are endless. Get in touch with your ideas. Thanks!

Summer Celebrations

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I celebrated my birthday this month and I thought I would share some of the treasures I received, starting with this sweet Rilakkuma Re-Ment birthday cake from Tokyo. ❤

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I was also given a Clover mini iron which I’ve been coveting for years! I can’t wait to try it. This beautiful pincushion was handmade for me by a friend. ❤

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Adorable Miffy Kokeshi all the way from Tokyo. ❤

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Delicious Umeshu plum wine from Tokyo. Very refreshing mixed with soda water & enjoyed with Matcha cookies. 

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Cuuuuuuuute ❤

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Poppy got some presents too, a cool Japanese alphabet jigsaw puzzle.

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Dinky Japanese shoes!

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I’m feeling lucky indeed. ❤

Poppy’s Teepee Play Tent

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Poppy loves making dens and hiding under blankets and I had been wanting to make her a play tent for a while. She is now 18 months old so her half-birthday and the warm summer weather seemed like a good excuse to give it a go! Safe to say Poppy *loves* her new play Teepee.

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It was so fun to make and Poppy loves it so I decided to go for it and add it to my shop as a made to order item. You choose the door fabric & applique lettering or design.

The Teepee comes without the poles to make it easier and cheaper to post, the poles can be purchased from most DIY shops. If any local friends are interested and can collect in person I can include the poles , just let me know. 🙂

Perfect for teddy bears tea parties, reading stories, hide and seek and more. The teepee can be used indoors or outside in dry weather. Poppy has been having fun playing peepo with the curtains! I’m looking forward to many fun times with this tent. What a fun project. 🙂

Spring Projects

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It’s starting to feel like summer here in the UK so I thought I’d better get on with sharing my Spring projects!

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I’ve been having loads of fun trying my hand at this ‘quilt as you go’ technique. I’ve enjoyed picking out fabrics for a selection of wash bags and purses in this style.

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A few ‘Tea and Sewing’ purses and bags are still available in my shop.

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Next I’m working on some quilted accessories with an Alice in Wonderland theme. 🙂

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I’ve also been working on quite a few Dolly Mixture commissions, including this little Emerald Witch outfit and Mori Girl dress set for Blythe dolls.

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I also made this Cozy Kittens baby dress as a special order from sweet Japanese baby cord. Another dress like this is available in my shop. 🙂

Lots of exciting projects planned for the summer and maybe some more sewing tutorials too. 🙂

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We took Poppy for her first trip to the seaside a few weeks ago too. She loved the sea! Hoping to go back in the summer 🙂

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