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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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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!

Custom made for you!

Spring is here and I have been working on a bunch of fun sewing commissions.

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Foxy bunting dress for a little girl in NYC

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Glow in the dark constellations waistcoat for a birthday boy! Great photo by Lisa Curtis Photography.

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Zap Pow Wham dress for a feisty two year old!

As well as children’s clothing I am also working on some commissions for quilts and custom play tents. Here are some examples of my play tents and the possibilities for different fabrics, appliqué and even windows and curtains.

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I am currently taking commissions for these made to order items and many others! Check out my shop for details and my facebook page for more examples of my past work. Thank you!

Teepee-tastic

I had fun making this Navajoh style teepee as a commission for Joe’s 2nd birthday. I enjoyed appliquéing the Navajoh bear and arrows especially!

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This Nordic style teepee for a little girl called Jazz was great fun to make too!

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Custom teepees are available to order in my shop now, in your choice of colours, fabrics and style. Get your Christmas orders in soon as my order book is filling up!

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. ❤

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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. ❤