14 January 2010

the hiatus is over

Now to get my blogging butt into gear...

The Christmas and New Years period was great, with lots of relaxing and family time. With that comes sewing of course and the wee girl didn't miss out on her share.
The dress in the foreground was actually a purchase from the very talented Gemma of Loz and Dinny fame, snapped up at Niche in November. It's been perfect for these hot summer days we've been having of late. The other dress I made from a pattern in the Amy Butler book 'Little Stitches for Little Ones', which has been perfect too. Some may recall I made the nappy bag from this book, and to be honest I don't really like the instructions for the patterns - not that easy to follow. Fortunately the dress was so simple I didn't need the instructions. The pink fabric is a Heather Bailey and even though Tamsyn isn't a pink girl (her skin is too pale like her Mum), this one is pretty good, especially with the grey bodice. I enjoyed making this one so much that I made a Christmas dress as well, must take a photo of it too.
When family asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year I said fabric (or a Spotlight gift voucher - already spent!!). One of Ant's aunties, who has very good taste, gave me this grey linen and contrasting orange flower print. It wasn't long before I whipped up this tunic style dress and it too has been perfect in the hot weather, worn with black 3/4 leggings underneath. It's huge though, like even too big for me. But I wanted something I could be a bit lazy in, and to tell the truth I cut it out a bit larger because the pattern pieces were cut to my pre pregnancy size and I didn't want to waste such lovely linen. Still working on that size reduction thing, getting there slowly.....

I had to wash the little wooden dog the other day because someone spewed on it, later on when I came back into the kitchen the sight made me go a bit gooey so I had to capture it. :)


  1. The dresses are adorable, we are in winter stuff here, cant wait for the summer dresses to reapear. I came across a size 1 nappy the other day and it made me go gooey too ...lol !!

  2. Looks like you are staying busy!
    Tamsyn is absolutely precious! I've just looked through a lot of your pics, and she is quite a little show girl! Seems I recall from a long time ago I told you she would bring you much joy, and it's obvious she is doing just that.

  3. What cute little girly dresses! The dishwasher photo cracked me up :) Christine

  4. Cute dresses Jen...Love your new linen tunic...would look cool with those leggings. Checked out the link and your other tunic is sooo stylish. I love what you make...and yes no wonder the sink left you feeling all gooey!!!

  5. The dish drainer is a far kinder sight than Ted by his ears on the clothes line :p

  6. oooh I love the "little girl" dresses but the "big girl" dress is divine too!!! gorgeous

  7. It's those little moments - like your dog toy one - that I treasured when my lad was a bairn. Sigh. Thanks for bringing that to mind. Great clothes - wonderful fabrics. We are lucky that there are so many good alternatives around to the traditional styles. Cheers, Ann :-)