Lots of new things today: a new smock for Phoebe, a newly hung peg rail in her room and the sun!
The smock is a copy of a vintage one (here’s Phoebe modeling it) — oh! another new thing, a couple of them actually, Phoebe can now push herself up to sitting from laying and pull herself up to standing from sitting. She whipped these new tricks out yesterday and the day before. bam! I have a feeling she’ll be … More
These two are the latest additions to Phoebe’s wardrobe. I used one of P’s other jumpers as the pattern for this cord top and the gathered plaid one is from a pattern in one of my Japanese sewing books that I resized. I love them! Phoebe sewing is addictive.… More
More baby clothes today. I made a little reversible jumper for Phoebe. It was inspired by this one by Makie. I made mine out of a linen Japanese print and a solid cotton poplin. I made the test pattern out of muslin and was so excited when I tried it on her. Thought this would make the perfect baby outfit. Something to throw over her one gazillion onesies. And it turned out great and I do love it, … More
You’d think it was the dead of Winter around here the way Oscar is nuts for covers lately. He can’t be sitting on the sofa unless he’s under a pile of covers with all his books and toys jammed under there with him. And the piling! He spends a good part of our indoors time piling all his toys into towers. He walks around muttering pillows, playmobile toys, monster truck, cars… as he gathers everything up. He’s snuggling in. So … More
A captivating gang of 24 huggable, lovable creatures to sew—from classics like Margot, a topsy-turvy doll, and the button-jointed teddy bear Bjorn Bjornson, to irresistible Evelyn, a wool felt inchworm decked out in mod glasses and a kerchief, and Koji, a fiercely cute spiked softie monster. There’s something for everyone here—from kids to grown-ups and from beginning sewers to advanced dollmakers. Published by STC Craft, August, 2010.