Friday, 25 July 2014

Sun dresses & sun hats continued 

So I made  a sunbonnet and dress for Aleesha - I thought I'd better make one for Lovisa as well.
 So I quickly made a shirred sun dress with matching reversible hat - I used to make these every Summer for my girls - so quick and easy to make and so comfortable and easy to wear, wash, & iron. 
Wear them on their own with sun cream or over a t shirt - or under a little cardigan  there are so versatile - and when they've gotten too tall for it - they make great little tops too! 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sunbonnets & Sundresses 

It has been so warm lately and my little grand daughter doesn't like the sun in her eyes and we don't want the sun to damage her pretty skin or her eyes. so I made her a proper sunbonnet to keep the sun from her eyes from her skin from the back of her neck and from her pretty curly hair!
 I chose a lemon floral print because it would reflect the sun and the colour would suit her and I lined it with lemon. It has a wide brim that can be turned back a flap for the back of her neck and pretty ties so it stays on.
 I was very pleased with it. 

I loved it so much I decided to make a matching sun dress. The bodice is lined with lemon gingham - the armholes and neck edge are top stitched in lemon and there is a zip at the back.
 I hope her mummy likes them!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer Sale 

My summer sale continues - I am adding more fabric to the sale shelves every couple of days and more pre-cuts too!!

These are just some of the new fabrics added today - more being added on Friday 
The fabric is greatly reduced - some are half- price and i am going to be continuing this sale for at least another ten days 
 so if you're free and love a bargain - come on over
take care 
 God bless 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer Time 

Hi all,
 I haven't been on this blog for a wee while - things have been pretty hectic !!
I finally managed to finish the advent stockings calender as pictured 

This was fun  and quick to make - just iron some vilene on to the panel - cut out the 24 stockings repeat with vilene and some backing fabric. Cut out 24 stocking shapes - sew the stockings to the backing stockings right sides together - trim and clip curves - turn right sides out press under 1/4" on top cuff and topstitch. Attach to your garland-- simple!!

I have also been planning my summer school - which starts on 18th August. Everyday for two weeks ( not Sundays - you all know I don't work Sundays) I will be laying on a teaching session - there are lots to choose from - and I will be putting them on the website very soon!
 Also at present and for the next couple of weeks - I am holding a Summer sale - fabrics and pre-cuts - very exciting!!
and of course I will be closing the barn for three weeks so that I may have my annual break!!
 So all in all - quite a lot is going on - and I will also be planning Naturesthreads birthday treat for September - it's going to be fun & i'm a going to be busy busy busy!!
 take care everyone 
 God bless