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Bronwyn Trewin
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Edible Thunderbirds - Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 4 cakes
Sprog had a Thunderbird party. When asked what Thunderbird he wanted for his cake his reponse was "2 and 4". No amount of questioning seemed to get him to budge, so I gave in and made two.

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Thunderbirds are Go! - Costumes for Sprogs's 5th Birthday
We had a very important birthday this month. Sprog turned 5 and started school. A birthday requires a party, and the theme of choice was Thunderbirds are Go! Inspired in large part by a Thunderbirds dress up Sprog got as hand-me-downs from his bigger cousin...

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Another summer dress - the Leralynn in Linen
Months ago when I made a Leralynn dress I bought some linen to make another. It's such a comfy dress, and has pockets! and a hood! This week I finally got around to sewing it together. The first take ended up a bit less tailored than I hoped. In fact, it lo...

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Summer dungarees
Sprog and Widget loved their winter dungarees , but since I made them at the end of the winter, and we don't have much of a winter here, they didn't get a lot of wear out of them. I sized up so they should still be good for next winter. I had leftover digge...

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Thomas the Tank Engine cake - Part Two - The preschool cake, a simple themed Thomas cake
It is common at our preschool to bring in cakes to celebrate birthdays. Despite having invited what felt like half the preschool to Widget's birthday and having most of his buds, and many of his brother's buds too (as siblings of Widget's buddies) over to t...

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Thomas the Tank Engine cake - Part One - The party cake
Widget had a birthday. It was his second birthday, and like his brother Sprog at age two he is a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine. For Sprog's second birthday I made the first of my fancy cakes, a Thomas the Tank Engine . It took two baked cakes to assembl...

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Wee Boy Swimming Togs
Sprog has weekly swimming lessons. He has been wearing some very cool togs that he got from his cousin, but they were getting too far gone to wear. They had rips in the back  so it was well past the time we should find him some new ones. I looked about for ...

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A Batman costume for Sprog's best friend
Sprog's best friend was turning 5. When I suggested a Batman cape for Friend, Sprog said "No Mummy, a Batman costume". Admittedly I had just finished his Catboy costume at the time. The basic costume is the same as the ones I made for Sprog and Widget. I cu...

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Sir Topham Hatt, The Fat Controller - Sewing a costume for Book Day
Preschool had book day a few weeks ago where kids dress up as a book character, theoretically their favorite book character. My boys missed it as they had chicken pox. Sprog was very disappointed and he was not the only one. A repeat day for the 15 kids who...

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A Quick Sew - A Witches Hat
We hosted a small Halloween party last night. Sprog and Widget chose whatever they wanted from the dress up box, but both chose the PJ Masks costumes I finished last week. Husband went as Donald Trump which was easy, a suit, a pillow, and bronzer, completed...
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