Embroidered peasant blouse
If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have seen me mention Tasha of By gum, by golly's embroidered peasant blouse. While I work on the embroidery for my own, I decided to make a mini one too. I had a small remnant of white Egyptian cotton lawn with a touch of lycra that was just enough for this. I've added some rows of machine embroidery in bright colours using the cams in my sewing machine, and threaded elastic into a casing along the neck edge.
Felt play food
I've seen this on a couple of other blogs and decided to give it a go. I was originally just going to buy plastic ones, but have been frustrated trying to find some that has the right balance between quality and cost; the affordable stuff is not worth buying, but the quality realistic ones cost a small fortune. For a few pounds for a stack of felt squares and the filling from an old pillow, I've filled a £1
Of all the animals she has, a zebra isn't one of them. This little guy comes from Crochet In No Time, a gift last Christmas. He stands up all by himself without the need for wire in his legs.
1950s cap sleeved blouse
Ok, so this one is for me. I just got this pattern from eBay, and it was too tempting. It was unused in factory folds, in perfect condition. I'm making it up in a pale yellow fruit print, that is the skirt of a dress I got in last year's sale at Asda. The fabric is too lightweight for a dress for my liking, so it went in the refashion pile. It's looking good so far, and I hope to have it done by the weekend!