Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Snuggly and Warm

My oh my, have I been a busy bee at the sewing machine this weekend.  I made the two dresses out of the fabrics bought a short while ago.  Got to love it when you actually use fabrics you buy.  Of course there was a bit of pressure from the girls over that one.  No photos yet as they are already in the wash!  Added another tier onto a favourite twirly dress to make it the right length once again.  Ummed and arghed over turning my new dress into a tunic.  Still haven't decided.  I am so not a dress kinda girl!

I made these little slippers last night and popped them on the little one's feet while she was sleeping.  So sneaky.  She took them off as soon as she got up as she thought they were her sisters ones!  Now she is in love with her slippers once again.  These are her third pair.  They are the best little slippers in the world.  They do wear holes in their soles, but are so easy to make I don't care.

Isn't this just the cutest fabric?  Loving my yoyos at the moment.  Angela asked me what else you can make with yoyos.  Well I could tell you hundreds of ways to use these little beauties, but probably a few will do.  These are double yoyos which I like...

These ones are glued onto old clips to give them a new lease on life... (great for recyclers too!)

So cute in a sweet little girl's hair and it means they will actually want to wear them.  These would make lovely little presents too.  Great for advent calendars or when just a little gift is necessary. 

They can be used to decorate fabric for a scarf or blanket, joined up to make a cushion or quilt, add a pin and they become a brooch, on a hairband, around the hem of a dress, anywhere really when you want to personalise something.

We are into fabric flowers in our house too.  No.1 surprised me when she asked for a flower to be attached to a headband to match her new dress.  Oh look there's a bit of her new dress!

And my mother wanted one for her wedding outfit.  This was much fun to make with the help of a candle and some fabric circles.  Here's the tutorial for them.

And my new dress/tunic needed something at the neck.   And I found the perfect coloured button in my button collection too!  I'm hoping it will have a nice frayed look after washing.  My button collection is dwindling rather with my sewing class using up so many of them.  Oh and we didn't have time to make the yoyos last week so tomorrow is the yoyo day now.

My swap parcel for the Stocking Swap is now in it's packet and ready to be sent this afternoon.  I have really enjoyed making gifts for my lovely secret swap partner.  I can't wait to start watching her blog for real and commenting on all her makings as well.  I'm also thinking that I might just want to start up a Christmas swap sometime too.  Imagine how much fun that might be?


And now my lovelies, I really must go and wipe the bench down, clean the basin, and find something in the freezer for dinner.  I am really good at forgetting about that meal.  Have yourselves a very lovely day.

16 comments:

Justine said...

Cute slippers!! I can't believe you've made your stocking swap already - super organised!!

Clara said...

Warm and cozy slippers--nothing could be better!

Megan said...

i love those slippers and the yo yo's in that lovely fabric are just too sweet :)

Floss said...

Fantastic! Do you have a pattern for the slippers, by any chance, pretty please..?

Angela said...

Sarah, you are a star - I was looking at a slipper pattern like that [without yoyos] over the weekend.
Pattern here
http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/BittyBooties.pdf

blessings - Ang x

Leonie said...

Those slippers are just GORGEOUS! I love the yo yos on them too. I am a yo yo lover and have today just posted my first ever tutorial - a yo yo christmas tree.
www.kiwiatheart.com

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

wow these slippers look so Cosy!!!!
I wanna pair!!!!
Lovely pics hun x
Annie xx

Joan said...

Cute slippers and great ideas.
I know what you mean about dinner... seems like every time you turn around you have to think about that meal again!

Lululiz said...

Love those dinky little slippers, I'd wear them as well in the winter. And the yoyo hair clips are just too cute, I think I might have to make a couple for Paige and Grace.

'Joyce' said...

Sarah, such beautiful slippers, oh I bet they are so snuggly warm. Your yo-yo's are super cute. I would love to see a garland of yo-yo's on the Christmas tree. onto your flowers, wow, you are so talented, they are awesome. I have been doing crochet flowers to put onto elastics for little gifts lately and will do more for the school fete, but you fabric flowers are much prettier. Thanks for sharing.

sallgood said...

Just love all of your cuteness in this post!

Croap Queen said...

Who needs dinner when Mum is busy making lots of lovely things? :o)

Jo x

Jackie said...

Those slippers are sooo cute - you have to make them in a grown up size too! xx

Maria said...

Those slippers are just so lovely Sarah.. I would be up for a Christmas swap !

Selina said...

I can't wait to see what your stocking looks like! I'll be watching your partners blog with much anticipation! Love those very cute slippers too.

Angela Noelle of SK said...

Those are all very, very sweet.