Thursday, September 20, 2012

Last Minute Baby Sewing.

100% pure merino, I just love this fabric. I also like to wear merino myself, so it is only natural that baby's wardrobe and accessories also have merino featured in it too.

Like the previous wrap I used a bias binding in silk this time. It was a little harder as the silk was slippery and the merino is so soft.

 I cut this wrap a little smaller so it is 80cm x 80cm square, it is a good size.

Almost a little Christmasy, don't you think?

It was hard for me to choose colours when you don't know the sex, but I really love the bright colours of the green and red.

The only thing I didn't have were light weight beanies, so I brought the cream one and made two more out of the left over wrap fabric.

I think they turned out quite well. The red beanie is a bit too thick as it is a double knit cotton, it was my first attempt.

So I had a big sewing afternoon yesterday, which also included the cover I made for the change mat. I will post that in a few days.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's a Wrap.

I have decided that I can make my own wraps and not pay twice the price. I am so glad for fabric outlet stores and when they have a sale I am going back for more.

This fabric is a double layer cotton and it has holes in shapes of double hearts, I got a stripe binding from spotlight and just edged it. 

I love how it turned out, the red with the stripes looks very striking.

I also picked up a green 100% merino fabric, which I will be binding with a simple colour.

I am going to wait and see what sex baby is before I buy some more.
 I cut the fabric to 100 cm by 80 cm as that is the size I found in most of the stores, also some merino wraps were 80 cm by 80 cm. The leftover that I trimmed I am planning on making a simple pant.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ginger Crunch

It is no surprise to people that know me, that I love to bake. I don't eat a-lot of it and sometimes I only have a tiny crumb to see if it tastes okay to give away. 

But not ginger crunch, it is one of my favourites, I have only made it about 3 times.  I was on a roll this week, I made two and one chocolate caramel slice (which I didn't take a photo of) and I also made a lemon and coconut brownie (which had no chocolate) 

I love using a round tin for this recipe because the layers are pretty even and I like the shape of the topping.
 Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I have to start my working week. 4 weeks to go.