Wednesday, July 23

Fairy Party

Little Miss Cherub turns 8

Rainbow cake recipe from Kerry Cooks

It was absolutely smashingly delicious - I did you an 8 inch tin, and I did weigh the batter
but sooo soooo good.  I used buttercream instead of cream cheese, but super yum!!

Fairy Garden supplies from
Bargain City
Mushrooms are sharpeners from Kmart
and the local markets for the pots.

Sunday, January 26

Rainbow Swimmers

Same as before, just a more lush, gorgeous stretch velvet lycra, delicious!!!

K requested no cross over straps for these ones, and I left the bows off, cause I don't think this fabric needs any embellishment,  they aren't quite a snug fitting but they are getting their first work out currently.

Yum cherries!!

So it's Australia Day here and aside from the fact that I seemed to have pulled some muscles somewhere in the vicinity of my ribs and am sewing in very short bursts.  I managed to make K some togs.

I used the La Jolla Swimsuit pattern by Peek-a-Boo patterns.  I made the size 8 - K is slender but tall she's is 7 1/2.

I didn't have to tweak the pattern to fit at all.   I like how it has nice bottom and front coverage, it's stylish but still girlish.

Fabric is a lycra blend from Girl Charlee that I've had for awhile, I didn't read the description that well when ordering and I thought it was a cotton lycra print for tees, turns out it wasn't.  So I have it in both black and white background.  Swimsuit lining and the green trim are both from Spotlight.  I couldn't get red lycra there, why am I not surprised.

Anyways pattern went together well, I used a combination of 3 thread overlocking for main seams.  Zigzagged on the elastic, except for the straps when I used the overlocker.   Topstitched with a twin needle.

Anyways year of ethical fashion and all that, so I'm off to make another pair, in something a bit brighter.  Stay tuned …...