Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I'm a beginner quilter!

For years and years I've wanted to learn quilting, especially free motion quilting.  I don't count what we learned in Home Textiles at High School..... a semesters worth of knowledge and honestly, I think it washed over me like water off a ducks back.  But, with continual inspiration from fellow bloggers including Retro Mummy's gorgeous quilts and Pinterest... I finally decided to take a more serious dive into the world of quilting. 

Here is my first effort.... it's a little rough and I'm still finding my groove but with practice, I'll get there.

This is a little quilt for Sophia's dolly.  I just need to trim and bind (which I'm not looking forward to but I'm not going to stress just yet).

If you sit riiiiight back in your chair to look..... it doesn't look half bad but of course, open to constructive criticisms.

Well, what do you think?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Italian Wool 'Isabella Pea Coat'

This is the woollen pea coat I made for my daughter, Isabella.  
I'm so pleased with how it turned out.
Dark navy wool coat lined with ecru and navy floral sprigs and I just have to attach the buttons and it's done!  Perfect for everyday wear in our cold and windy climate.

I've named it the 'Isabella Pea Coat'.
What do you think of it?


Saturday, April 23, 2011


Drafting my own pattern (but similar to many out there, I mean... it's a very common shape) and using Ava Rose fabric, I made this little cutie for our little cutie who is now 14 months old.

So easy to make, I'll try my hand at uploading a template soon. 

~ Nat ~

Smock tops

Newly made are these smock tops.  I love the versatility of them.  Generous in size, it's a dress and as  the wearer grows, it becomes a top.  Perfect for layering during Autumn and Winter and perfect for Spring and Summer.   Did I tell you how perfect they are?  Easy to launder, a quick iron and perfect to go.

French Journal fabric.  I love this design! 

Silk Slippers

I made these little beauties a little while ago now and will be making more but had to share them here.  These ones have a silk sole but future pairs will have a suede leather sole (perfect for cruising babies and those free walking).

I found the pattern online but it was a little weird so I tweaked it and came up with these.  I still need to tweak it a bit but you get the general idea.

They're 100% ivory silk and have an frayed bow with champagne coloured gem on the toes.  

Might have to make a pair for myself!

~ Nat ~ 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Little Princess slippers......

I did it.... I made a fully lined pair of little Princess slippers, complete with a pearl centred rosette and suede leather sole.
I knew it couldn't be too hard..... but getting ones mind around the process when you don't have instructions can be a little daunting.

What do you think?   Not bad hey?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Avast Me Hearties!

I've been busily making some pirate patches today for Candy Soiree's. 
Here is a similar photo of what I've made.

Made using black cotton drill and interfacing plus lengths of black elastic.
These little ones will be heading to a little persons pirate birthday party very soon.

xxx Nat