All this time I was not blogging I was busy making stuff! Usually I am quite a selfish sewer! Don’t do many things for others! They have to really be special to me, for me to actually take precious sewing time to make stuff! Hi, hi, I know it’s not nice, but hey, that’s just me!
When Amity from Lolita Patterns told me that she was expecting, I thought it would be nice of me to make something for her little girl. As Amity as a very distinct style and loves really crazy fabrics, in a good way, I asked her if she had a theme in mind for her little one’s room! I was not surprised when she said that the theme had something to do with Pirates. I already had some fabric that could go with that theme!
The hard bit was to find some baby projects to make! I had to have the patience to go through my large stash of sewing magasines and books with patterns that I own! Took me a while to decide on a baby cot storage I found in Sew Mag issue 47 (May 2013) and a little kimono I found in Martha Stewart’s Encyclopaedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts (one of my first sewing books by the way). Making these little gifts was so much fun! So, when one of my friends from Romania told me she will be having a little girl as well , I could not help myself but to make her a little present as well. For her I actually used some of the fat quarters I have bought while I was at the Sewing meet-up organised by the lovely Amy from Almond Rock. This is the pick Eleanor (who also blogs at http://ellie-louh.blogspot.co.uk) took after we had a few drink and some thing to eat and exchanged fabrics and patterns! I love meet-ups, especially crafty ones! For my Romanian friend I did another baby cot storage and a pair of dungarees – got the pattern from Love Sewing issue 7. For her I matched the cot with the dungarees . I forgot to take some inside pictures of the little dungarees but I did the facings in the same fabric I used for the pocket and straps!
The question is, have I been converted ?Maybe not too much! I will the do the odd project for others, but I still feel I am selfish and prefer to sew for myself!