Friday, 14 March 2014


The weather must be turning as I've put down my knitting this week and cranked up the sewing machine.
Maybe it's the Great British Sewing Bee influence, or maybe it's necessity as small people will keep on growing, won't they!
Again I've turned to the fabulous quick change trouser pattern from Anna-Maria Horner. It's so easy, you can make them as jazzy or plain as you like, they can be reversible and the fit is great for cloth bums or disposable wearers.
The only sad point is that I'm making the last size - 24mths :(
And although I can slightly alter them to make them bigger it does lead me onto another problem I'm finding - patterns for older children.
I'm struggling to find anything nice for about 5 upwards, if you have any brands/shops you can recommend I'd love it if you left a comment.  I'm not even looking for anything fancy but there seems to be a real lack in this department, plenty for babies and toddlers but not much for the older kids, that isn't dated or party dresses.

The ones above were made out of some old men's black cord trousers and the lining is a thin cotton from Ikea.

I've already cut out another pair, this time in 0-3mths, which will hopefully be a gift if they turn out ok!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Feeling proud

A quick photo post of images that were taken on a sunny walk to the park last month, that I want to remember, not just because we had a nice time and I'm glad we all made the effort to get out of the house (!) but because these pictures are not mine, they were taken by my eldest when she wanted to try my SLR that I'd taken with me.
I thought they were great and even more heart-warming is that she loved the camera! 
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it?!

I think a small camera of her very own for the next birthday might be in order!