Whilst running round after two bambinos I set up www.kryshees.com making childrens clothes, unique childrens accessories, wonderful nurser adornments and yummy mummy type products. I love things bright and bold and try to bring these into childrens items.
Louise from Sew Scrumptious set up thread on folksy asking if anyone wanted to join her in making pillowcase dresses to send abroad. The details are on her blog here
I joined in as soon as I saw the thread and posted out on my local freecycle for any pillowcases to transform. I met two ladies, Penny and Chrissie, who had a craft morning together and brought over 13 dresses! WOW!!!
I have picked up a number of pillowcases to transform. They are sitting nicely on a pile awaiting my attention! I will get round to them, promise!
I was also donated two lovely skirts to 'do something too', so ta da.. 2 slightly different dresses to add to the pile!
I felt bad chopping these up so decided to shirr(sp) the top sections for an easy dress coupled with ribbon ties.
Two more in a sparkly sequined circle print and details
To be honest if you were talking about one of these I think everyone would know what you meant. And I have no idea if there are technical differences between them (please do not go to the trouble of googling the difference on my account!)
I've been meaning to make a wigwam for my outdoor fairing days for a while and then after lots of proscrastinaton, made a mad late night attempt at the one below in preparation for a fair the next day.
On reflection, there are things I would change. This one is quite a petit one, more suitable for more individual play or for the smaller garden or bedroom.
But 4 little braves fitted in on saturday munching on sweets, so perhaps my expectations are larger than life! So this wigwam is four sided, and I think there is merit in either making one with a bigger footprint but the same style. Or perhaps a 5 sided one.
Here are my two enjoying it!
Will get my thinking cap on for that and perhaps come up with a tutorial as this was remarkable simple to make, it did however eat up material like nobodies business!
It has ribbon closures, internal elastics to hold those canes in place, and also those very essential tent peg loops, to stop it flying away in the wind!
Spurred on in my recent leather production, I've made a handful more iphone cases ready for their outing on saturday. Fingers crossed for fine weather and that the school's Musicala is not rained off, ekk.
Perhaps purses next? hmmm off to explore! Have a lovely weekend everyone.