Monday, February 27, 2012

Personalised Child's Library Bag on Etsy

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine had her Little Man start Kindergarten. So she approached me about making him a bag that he could use for their library visits.

Being a Librarian, and also keen to make things, I jumped at the chance! The other great thing is that the Kindergarten Teacher had suggested I make up a flyer in case any other Mum's were interested in having one made for their child as well.

Well, after having a bit of a think about what would look really cute, and also be practical for the many Library visits, I came up with this:

What do you think?

Tyson had requested "Blue with spots" and also to have the Dinosaur (as you'll see from the picture below, we took the liberty of changing Dudley the Dinosaur to Blue for this special occasion).

Dudley the Dinosaur is one of Ash's creations from a year or two ago that I've been busting to use, and this seemed like the best way to introduce them. So let me introduce you to Dudley's friends - Florence, Geoffrey, Katie and Harry. Harry the Horse is only 1 week old, but has been accepted very kindly into the group by the rest of the animal bunch.

Aren't they just so cute?!

I have added this to my items on Etsy, so if you're reading this and thinking "Oh my, I wish I could have one!" then this is your golden opportunity. Just click on my Etsy link, or go straight to Personalised Library Bag by Spot of Colour.

By the way, Tyson was delighted with his new bag and I believe he will be using it today at Kinder.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A million and one projects

A slight exaggeration, perhaps.

In true "me" style, since getting back into my sewing projects for the new year I have managed to build up a massive list of projects, so I now have a heap in progress and heaps more sitting waiting to go. So, if you're patient just for a little bit longer, you will be able to find out what they've been!

Recently though, I celebrated my 31st birthday and was lucky enough to get some birthday money from both my parents, and my husband's parents. So I bought myself an overlocker - a Janome Ezy Lock 304D (which I still need to learn how to use, but I'm looking forward to using it!), and I also bought these two patterns which I've been eyeing off for a little while now:

Anna Maria Horner's Study Hall Skirt Pattern

I'm thinking of using my Amy Butler Love fabric, and matching plain burgundy for the contrast fabric.

Amy Butler's Mini Dress, Tunic and Top Pattern

I'm unsure whether to do a top, or longer version of the Tunic dress. (To be honest, I'm also unsure now if maybe I should use the Amy Butler fabric for this instead ... ?)

Check back in with me hopefully next week to see what else I've been up to!