harems and tees

I've been on a baby harem pant making spree.  They're just so quick to make and seem so comfy for the little person.

The black pair above is nuyarn merino from Levana and these the other harem pants are Little Kiwi Closet Hip Hop Harem Pants.  The teal pair below is nuyarn merino for the teal and I would guess cotton lycra for the bands from Fabric A Brac, specially purchased for the little person with her in tow.

I also made a matching long sleeve tee from the Sew NZ Easy Neck Tee pattern.  I messed up on the front pattern piece (I blame my sleep deprived state at the time) and cut the fold on the wrong side.  Quick fix however (thank God for stretch knit fabric) and I just serged up the centre front and continued as normal.

I had a play with my coverstitch machine and much prefer the finish (but still haven't figured out how to get it working consistently for me!).

The final harem pair is merino also from Levana - I made a Tshirt for myself with the fabric and this from…

Reusable wet wipes

There are many baby expenses, we've rapidly discovered.  One is the wet wipe for nappy changes.  I serged a few pieces of fabric to create a more sustainable set.  These get even extra points as they were repurposed from old fabrics - a stained burp cloth below and old sheets above.

Oh Christmas Tree

A super quick but oh so satisfying make.  I've had three pottery houses on my mantle piece for the last few years.  I love how I was able to add a little Christmas colour to the display this year. 

The 'Christmas Tree' is simply a styrofoam cone wrapped in fluffy yarn stuck down with double side tape under the yarn.  I had to use a pin to secure the top (glue didn't quite cut it!).  The styrofoam was reused from a chocolate tower we were gifted.

I'm loving the scale as it fits my wintery scene like a communal Christmas tree.

carding up

I can only imagine these aren't the most interesting of posts to read - so please feel free to pass on by as I post photo after photo of my card makes.  I'm hoping this will be a crazy photo heavy post to get them all out of the way at once!