skirts skirts and more skirts

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According to Annabelle you can't be a princess if you don't have a skirt. I tried to show her pictures of princes in pants, but apparently that doesn't matter. So i made some skirts. Bad photo but nice twirl... lol

Bronte in her skirt (playing peek-a-boo)

dress and action shot

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I wanted to make a dress for Annabelle out of an old t shirt so I went hunting in my local op shops. I had in my head that i was going to find one with skulls or something equally outrageous for a 4 year old but had no luck. I think it had something to do with the op shops being run by churches. Just a guess.... Any way I came across a Che Guevara and decided it would be a good dress. So i chopped it up, added a ruffle, sleeves and neck. Annabelle loves it.

A shot of her in the skirt.
I tried to get the pic of her twirling but my camera is crap.

a long time

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It has been a very long time since I have posted anything. over 4 months in fact. Shame on me!!!!
Recently I have been making Annabelle some clothes for summer. Yes I know its still winter but got to be organised ; ). The first one is a kind of dress/top for Bella to wear over her swimmers.

I love this skirt. I got the pattern from here
Annabelle loves to dance in the skirt. I will post some action shots later (batteries just died on camera!)

The only problem with making summer clothes in winter is convincing your child not to wear them yet as they will freeze. We have been getting into the dresses over long pants look as a compromise. I have made a few other things but I will have to wait till my camera is up and running, so.... Watch this space!!

Skirt and Doll

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I have been really slack over the last week and a bit. I have had a bad back amongst other things, well that is my excuse, but i am sure i could have been crocheting as i was lying down alto (still am :(. I did manage to finish the doll - and as i wasn't 100% happy with it i also made a little skirt for the birthday girl to go along with the doll. This pic of the skirt is not great, but the bottom is a brown velvety stretchy material (I'm sure there is a name for it) an the top is the same material only pink with silver stars on it. I love circle skirts.


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I have been feeling kind of stressed about the doll i am making and thinking that i should just get on with it......... So instead i did something else. I saw some pictures on nappycino of some woolveralls and decided to try to make some myself. I didn't have a big jumper so i had to use bits of a cardigan - pity about the red eye but i can't be bothered to fix it. lol

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So i started this blog as a record of my foray in to being creative and making things (what ever takes my fancy). Since I decided not to study this year, I feel like i need to be achieving more so hopefully as well as becoming more creative I can for fill something within myself as well ;-). After searching for a bag for myself and being rather disappointed I decided to try my hand at making myself exactly what i want.

At first i wasn't quite happy with the outcome (a few places with sloppy sewing) but after using it a few times - well it does the job and i LOVE the material.

I made another one to keep my crochet in.

I am making a pair of longies for my daughter Bronte.
I bought and dyed some wool balled it up And started crocheting it :-)

And Last But Not least the Doll.
Earlier this week it was one of close friends daughters 3rd birthday so after racking my brain to think of what to get her i decided to try to make her a doll. I haven't finished yet but this is her so far. She is rather strange looking at the moment but i am hoping it will all come together.