Category Archives: Sewing

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. ^_^

Custom made for you!

I have enjoyed working on lots of extra special one of a kind custom orders recently, I love the ideas my customers come up with and it is a pleasure to create something completely unique!

This sweet nautical baby quilt was handmade for a nautical themed 1st birthday party for a little boy in Texas. The colours and designs were chosen to match the party invitations and his initials were appliquéd on to the sail boat on the centre square. As well as a beautiful play mat for the birthday party I hope this quilt will hold a special memory for the family for years to come.

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This mini punk shirt was commissioned for 4 year old Carson by his awesome punk rock Mamma. I appliquéd a lyric by the punk band Rancid on to the back of the shirt and rockabilly swallows on the front of the shirt, along with skull and crossbones buttons.

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This handmade bees and kitties dress and matching mini tote bag were made for for 2 year old Cara Bee. Commissioned by her Granny who sent me this sweet fabric to use.

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It has been great fun working on these custom items! Get in touch if you have an idea for something you would like to have made!

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!

Christmas Craft Fairs

It’s been a fun couple of weekends doing some Christmas craft events. We wrapped up our Team Cambridge Etsy Pop Up Shop which was such a fun event to be part of, I really enjoyed meeting all the other sellers and seeing their gorgeous work. I snapped a few photos as the sun went down on the last evening of the shop.

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Last Saturday was small business Saturday which is the perfect day for the fabulous local event the Mill Road Winter Fair, which celebrates local communities and small businesses. It was a gorgeous frosty sunny day perfect for the winter fair! I was relieved it wasn’t raining as I had a gazebo pitch this year.

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Then on Sunday I headed to the Last Gang Alternative Christmas market for a lush afternoon trading alongside some good friends and fantastic alternative sellers. I managed to do a fair bit of Christmas shopping at the gorgeous stalls too!

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My stall

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Snixy Swoons Jewellery

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Last Gang Emporium

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I’ve just updated my Etsy shop with all the new stock I have left from the events, some more pieces will be added tomorrow. Phew! Now on to sewing some Christmas orders!