Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The tale of the three princess dresses

Once upon a time, three little girls were invited to a princess party. Alas, they had no princess dresses to wear to this princess party. So a good fairy decided to try and make some dresses for these three little girls. The good fairy only had 3 days to make these dresses, and so she raided her stash for some suitable fabrics and trimmings, and got to work. Many doubts entered the good fairy's mind as she worked on the dresses - how was she ever going to get them finished on time. However, luck was on the good fairy's side, and with a few hours to spare, the dresses were completed. 

 And the princesses lived happily ever after ;-)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Baby Shower gifts

I went to a baby shower a couple of weeks ago for my husband's cousin's wife, who was only a couple of weeks away from having her first baby - a little boy. I was able to get crafty and put together a few things for the new arrival.

Card: Stamp set - Baby Prints and Nursery Necessities
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss
Ink - Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss
Other: Oval punches, Polka Dot embossing folder

Tie Bodysuit to wear to church:

Newborn Snuggler from the Lotta Jansdotter book - Simple Sewing for Baby. Its a simple swaddling cocoon for a new baby. It's made from cotton fabric on the outside and minky on the inside to keep the baby warm.

(I also made one of these for my baby...)  

A quick crafty overview of the past few months...

I've been suffering from crafting ADD the last few months - I start a project, only to stop and start another one, and so on and so on. Plus the baby creating and working and two other little boys have left little time/energy for finishing things. And then there is the whole taking photos/blogging of the actual finished projects :-) But here are a few things I have been able to finish:

A baby girl outfit for a friend's baby shower. This is a combination of the Little Lizard King "Elizabeth Claire" pattern, a scalloped skirt tutorial and the "Diaper Cover" pattern from MADE.

A card to go with the baby outfit:

Toys for my boys - This is the Kinder Boys pattern by Ric-Rac (I haven't quite finished all the clothes for these yet...)

A MiniHoot using this tutorial

My youngest son's 2nd Birthday Cake (from Australian Womens' Weekly Childrens Cake Book)

3 zippered hoodies for my eldest son using Burda 9822

And the occasional card making - this is the mothers day card I made for my mum and mum-in-law.