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Nicola Skipper
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mummy I want a mermaid costume....
...how could I refuse? So after a bit of research, a bit of sketching and checking in with Grace (apparently mermaids have green tails and look like Delphi from the Tiniest Mermaid book) I came up with a plan. First order a heap of fabric, this is not helpi...
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dolls, dolls and more dolls
I had great fun over Christmas making these dolls. I love their felt hair and that there is a boy doll too. They were easy to make but I wanted Grace to be able to put the clothes on and off and the pattern didn't give much room for decent finishing on the ...
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stash
Operation 'reduce material stash to something reasonable' has begun. Phase one: sort out stash and take several large curtains to a charity shop. I was never going to make anything out of them and maybe someone can use them as actual curtains. Phase two: us...
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warm trousers
Yet again I've used Rae's parsley pants pattern to make trousers for Grace. She requested 'warm fluffy' trousers. So what could be better than fleece? I could knock these up in an hour if it wasn't for pockets, but I can't make trousers without pockets, whe...
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carried away
It was so easy to make the peasant dress that I made a top too. Another upcyled job from a pillow case and scraps from my stash. The pillow case wasn't quite wide enough so I cut the front and back pieces and added a panel. I had fun going through my stash ...
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getting my monies worth
There is something very satisfying about being able to make a whole item of clothing in an evening. This is probably why Grace has an overflowing wardrobe and I have only made my self one dress in the past half dozen years. My latest favourite pattern is Se...
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shorts
I've have this material for a while. I knew I wanted to make something for Grace but I wasn't sure what. The material is a bit stiff so not really right for a dress. Then it occurred to me how good she looks in three quarter length trousers. In my mind when...
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another niece another baby book
It has taken me a while to write this as my new niece Ciara is now a couple of months old now. As usual I didn't have it done in time for her birth but I did manage to get it done a little quicker than Jaspers book. Kind of a farm yard animal theme this tim...
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