Firstly I made my niece a bear carrier for her 3rd birthday.
|The two bears are brothers - and both have been loved lots!|
Next up is a baby jaguar costume for K, incorporating both the 'cosy hood' and the 'art smock'.
For the hood I added a front facing of fake fur to the same homespun, as well as making the outer ear pieces from the same. I used the same pattern a few years ago to make a 'kiwi head' and knew how great it is for costumes.
K's favourite part of the whole ensemble is the tail! Just a length of the homespun with some fur sewn on the end, attached to a elastic waistband. Very simple!
The latest item I have completed has been a pair of mittens made from two layers of fabric. On the outer I used a scrap of waterproof fabric and I lined it with some polar-fleece. Although I followed the idea from Froo and Boo, I added a separate binding strip between the layers that could hold the elastic. I sewed it to the outer layer, threaded it with elastic, then inserted the whole inner and edged the bottoms together.
I used a microtex needle to try to keep the mittens as waterproof as possible (small hole = less leaks?) and there is still some more of winter that might provide the opportunity to try them out.
I am working on a few more projects from this book, hoping to finish them by the end of this month. My sewing room is undergoing renovations at present (very slowly), so craft is mainly in the form of knitting. And maybe some gardening and chicken watching!