Category Archives: Friends

Camille MforMonkey Collaboration Purses

I have been working on a fun project in collaboration with the very talented MforMonkey … Camille purses! Camille is a little girl that lives in a forest and loves nature. You can see more of MforMonkey’s work and find out more about Camille at www.mformonkey.com

All sold out this time, thanks everyone! I will be adding more to my shop soon http://bethanyeowyn.etsy.com

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Last Days of Summer

I’ve been stitching away every chance I get this summer and my Etsy shop is getting nice and full. Here are some of the things I’ve been working on this month.

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Quilted baby bibs with a nice soft fleece back and colourful plastic snaps. Nice and absorbent for dribbles and spills!

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Some new rockabilly head bands including this Vintage Seamstress design.

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A bunch of cute and colourful zip purses in a range of awesome fabrics. These are so versatile and useful!

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A custom teepee play tent for a little girl in Greece. These can be made to order in your choice of fabric. Check out my shop for more info! 

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A Very Hungry Caterpillar play mat for my friend’s new baby boy.

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I’ve had lots of inquiries about my quilts and play mats and these are now available to order in my shop too. We can work together to create a one of a kind quilt, a perfect gift or keepsake.

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Baby Reuben and little Zachary seem to love their play mats!

Lots of exciting projects are planned for Autumn so keep an eye on my facebook page for updates. Roll on Halloween!

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. ❤

IMGP6259 IMGP6263Miffy is now living on my dresser along with my Game of Thrones Pop Vinyl Dany. ^_^ Totally obsessed with GoT at the moment!

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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. ❤

November Sewing Projects

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!

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Gorgeous Japanese fabric & cotton lace. ♥

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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

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I am now the proud owner of an original print by Christina Gordon. ♥ I absolutely love it!

Christina also sent me some of her adorable fridge magnets, so my fridge is now covered in bunnies!

You can see Christina’s prints, magnets, cards, ceramics and amazing textile creations on her Jam Fancy website. You can also shop in her Etsy shop as soon as she gets back from her trip to Japan! ^_^

BlytheCon UK 2012 Manchester

I had a great time at BlytheCon UK in Manchester this weekend! It was a fantastic event, the organisers did an amazing job! It was great to see friends old & new. I always feel really inspired after BCUK each year! Thanks so much to everyone who visited my stall! It was cool to meet so many lovely people & see so many gorgeous dolls! I was very very tired after traveling all the way to Manchester (at 29 weeks pregnant!) and didn’t take that many photos this year so I’ve borrowed a few from my Flickr contacts along with a few photos I took myself. ^_^

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My Dolly Mixture stall! Photo taken by the lovely Laura/Liquiriziadolly just before the doors opened. Massive thanks to my bf & helper Jutt who carried my suitcases, navigated & served a few customers for me too. ^_^

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My Circus Princess dresses made especially for BCUK sold out!

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One of the coolest Blythe dolls I saw at the con, this amazing anatomical model Blythe on the Dutch Blythe Fashion stall. I got to chat to the maker of the doll and he showed me some photos of the making process. She is really amazingly detailed! I love the skull in particular.

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Gorgeous miniature Alexander McQueen dress made by the talented Leo Couture.

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Another of my favourite dolls at the Zebra Blythes stall. I didn’t take a photo of her, this one is borrowed from PinkyJane. ^_^

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One of my Circus Princess dresses on it’s new owner – the pom poms matched the dolls hair perfectly!

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Lounging Linda‘s gorgeous stall! We shared a table. ^_^

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Leo’s wonderful Poupée mécanique stall

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I love the wind up monkey toy!

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Alexis Emerald ♥

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It was really great to see Momolita again! ♥

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Flamingodress by Momolita.

Momolita’s amazing stall, the flamingo & crow dresses were so gorgeous ♥

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Loved the decorations in the venue – all the balloons matched the BCUK illustration. The free goodie bags were awesome too!

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Yummy birthday cupcakes!

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I had such a great day! Photo by Lounging Linda.

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My BCUK loot! I was very restrained this year and managed to resist all the beautiful outfits & dolls on offer as I need to save money for baby things! My modest purchased were a very cute tape measure hair bow (for me!) from Millie Made and some tiny Japanese buttons and snaps (for future creations!) from Leonidas. I also did a trade with the lovely Liz/Woollyrockers for one of her awesome Blythe carry cases and two cute little knitted dresses. ^_^ I also got some wonderful presents from my friend Lisa who was visiting from Japan! Halloween Hello Kitty Pez, beautiful Japanese cloths and some lovely rooibos tea, can’t wait to try it! Also a new type of Japanese fabric pen from Momolita that I can’t wait to try!

I bought home 3 of the 25 dresses I made for BCUK, and they are now available in my Etsy shop! Thanks again to everyone who visited my stall, I’m glad so many dresses went to good homes & I can buy some nice things for my baby room now. ^_^

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I am now 30 weeks pregnant!! This week I’m back in my studio making baby things and getting ready for my next craft event, The Made-It Market in November. Can’t wait!

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I’ve been having fun lately working on some DIY & sewing projects for my nursery. ^_^

This is baby’s room so far. I went for fresh bright rainbow colours to brighten up the room, since we can’t paint the walls.

I got some pretty sample pots of Crown Vintage paint and revamped this old chest of drawers that I got from the Hope Street Yard years ago when moved in to my first flat. I had been planning to repaint them and change the handles but it was a project I never got ’round to until now.

Each handle has a different design. ❤

I raided my stash and made some rainbow coloured bunting to decorate the room. I’ve used all sorts of scraps up and included lots of fabrics donated to me last summer by my friend Paula. ^_^

Some vintage toys & books I’ve been hoarding for years have finally found a home too. ❤

Baby’s shoe collection so far! These were all gifts from friends & family. ❤

Cute changing bag from my friend Lou! Thank you! ❤

Baby has been given some beautiful clothes by her Granny too. My favourite so far is this absolutely gorgeous dress by Catimini. ❤ My next project will be making some baby sized dresses. ^_^