Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Oh So Special

Last night I made my very first padded coathanger.  I've never really been a fan of them, but I've always found them jolly useful for holding on tightly to my clothes.  Well, now I have my favourite little dress on a pretty pink polka dot fabric with a cutesy flower making it just that little bit special.  This was a project out of my new sewing book which is really proving to be most useful.

One of Michela's beautiful shell buttons came in handy for the centre of the flower.  Isn't it so cute in the shape of a heart?

Look at these beauties!  A wee bargain at the garden centre today.

I was instructed to turn the flowers around so they can be enjoyed from inside the playhouse.  Makes perfect sense to me.  For the photo I was allowed to have them this way.  Lucky aren't we?

The reason for visiting the garden centre in the first place was to pick up a few more swan plants for our growing caterpillars.  Unfortunately by the time I arrived home, three fatties had disappeared!  Perhaps the birds were also hungry?  Ooops.

Now before I dash off to attend to homework, oh joy of joys, I'll leave you with a quick parenting tip.  When giving a three year old a torch for her birthday, wrap it up with a bulk packet of batteries.  Learn by our mistakes.

Edited to add: By the way that dress isn't actually mine, sadly.  No it belongs to No.4.  A rash purchase a couple of years ago, but I adore it and she wears it as a top for special occasions now.  Some things are just too cute and worth every cent spent on them.


jo said...

Oh I do love your sunflowers! We have a long wait here befor we will see any sunflowers. Looks like snow again today!

Serenata said...

Loving the sunflowers! Ah Monarch butterflies, been some time since I last saw some of those.

bekimarie said...

I love sunflowers, they always bring a smile to my face.
I tried the padded coat hangrs myself and just couldn't get to grips with them :(

Beki xxx

Lululiz said...

Well, that was a successful project, wasn't it? The coathanger is rather pretty. Wouldn't mind a few of those myself.

sallgood said...

Such a cute hanger! I might have to try making some too with some patchworked scraps!

Michela said...

Hi Sarah! How are you darling? That pink gingham flower would be perfect everywhere, not only on the coathanger!
You want to see us all green with envy for your beautiful sunflowers, eh?!

the cookie cutter said...

Lovely hanger, the flower just makes it! And those sunflowers, my favourite. Sadly every time I grow them here the monkeys eat the flowers, very frustrating!! x