Saturday, September 25, 2010

First Haircut!

My baby girl doesn't have a lot of hair, so the thought of cutting it seemed just plain wrong. It's rather thin and wispy though, and was getting long and straggly at the back. So... today was the day!


I must say, the black cape was the cause of the tears! I guess it is quite a weird experience for a little girl to be sitting in a strange place, with a strange lady trying to put something around her neck! So, we decided to go capeless, and mummy was going to supply the cuddles. There was a little help from Mickey Mouse on the DVD player, but after a few minutes, Emily was actually fine, and quite curious. She was watching the hairdresser in the mirror and taking it all in. 

 So in the end... a successful result and a beautiful little girl!

Oh, and on a crafty note; the dress is one that I finished this week from a beautiful Amy Butler fabric from her Lotus range: Wall Flower in Cherry. The pattern is one I have used before (here and here) and love! It's by Ivy Designs, and the great thing is you can download it as a PDF! So anyone in the world can get it in an instant. Plus I love that next summer I will be able to print the pattern off again and cut out the next size up  :-) 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A quilt fit for a little boy!

My cousin Kylie recently told me that she wanted to make a quilt for her nephew Tarell. As she hadn't done any quilting before, I suggested she come stay for a couple of days and I could help her create something. And I was thrilled when she said yes!

So we stuck to a lovely simple design of sqaures, using some fabulous fabrics that she selected, as well as using some nice soft minky.

Didn't she do just great for a first attempt!! Her corners match perfectly!! And she says she can't wait to make another. That's a good sign. Thanks for being my first ever student Kylie!!!