On Wednesday E’s TNN secret santa present arrived and its so cute! She got a fairy skirt and a matching wee fairy skirt for her doll! The skirt is a wee bit big but I just tied it on her like a wrap around – I think it will fit her for years! (I think she looks all grown up in this photo, her face looks older and her hair is getting long now)
I was rummaging through my fabric stash the other day and came across some cotton lawn that I had dyed during a community ed fabric dyeing course earlier in the year at a local high school. I’d come home with 7m of the stuff, all in different colours and cut in 50cm strips, and had no idea what to do with it apart from make a few hankies. The fabric was sort of scrunched in a plastic bag when dyed, so it has interesting patterns through it.
Then I was hit with inspiration from the TNN homemade gallery – it seems that shirred dresses are the big thing at the moment. So I sweet-talked Mum into whipping one up for E from the dyed lawn. I asked her to make the straps halterneck style, to tie behind her neck, rather than shoulder straps which I figured might slip off her wee shoulders and get annoying for her:
I’m very busy crafting but I can’t blog about it because its all for christmas presents! I am doing a secret santa on TNN and some of it is knitting (hopefully I will finish it tonight) and some of it is sewing (which mum is doing because she’s miles better at it than me). I’m also sewing some christmas presents all by myself, but I can’t show you those either.
So in the meantime, here’s E trying pineapple for the first time, and playing about outside:
In the weekend E helped her granddad clean his car…
no its… MINI SUPER SETH!
Now that this little guy has finally reached his destination, I can show off a pic of him:
His new owner is Neak’s 2yo Seth, for whom mum and I made a “Super Seth” outfit as a secret swap present. I figured Seth might like a matching minime superhero doll – after all, how many 2yos have a doll made to match them? OK the real Seth doesn’t have a ‘fro, but Mini Super Seth’s hair sort of got out of control! The back of his cape is embroidered with an “S”, just like Seth’s one.
OK its not a soaker, its my first attempt at shorties. And I just managed to squeeze them out of 75g of wool, to fit a one year old. The yarn is white utiku which I dip-dyed – the purple and green are kool-aid, the pink is red food colouring from Spotlight. I love how these turned out! (even if the fairy does have fat legs…)
The other week my mum scored bargain of the year on Trade Me – a plastic wendy house for $20! It is the perfect size for E and she loves it, she likes to sit in it to eat her morning tea :o)