Saturday, 29 August 2009

Perfect Tiered Skirt

After my failure yesterday I have been through my favourite online tutorials and Kuky Ideas posted this one (originally from 3Peas) which is easy to follow and it creates the perfect tiered skirt. It has the perfect twirl and doesn't look like a maternity skirt (M's comment on the skirt that I have made yesterday). I think what was wrong with it, was that the top tier was too narrow and therefore too tight.
The skirt was a success,
K's friend didn't take it off after she unwrapped it...what more can you ask for.
I love making presents for others, I spend a lot of time thinking about the person I create the present for and that helps me feel closer to the person than just going out and buying something. I know some people don't like homemade stuff but so far none of my friends have given any negative feedback.
I forgot to mention the headband it is a tutorial I found on foofangle, I shortened it a bit to fit a three year old.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Getting ready for the Week end

In our house a GP week end is always pre-booked... M will spend his day in front of the telly watching racing cars. I will hopefully meet up with my fellow GP sufferer and her children and enjoy the day by talking about sewing, showing off new projects and chatting (much more civilized than motor racing I think, although our husbands won't agree).

The only thing is that M has already influenced the girls or how would you interpret this picture?

Oh dear

I tried to make a tiered skirt today and somehow it didn't turn out the way I wanted. It is going to be a birthday present for K's friend and I want it to be right (I just couldn't give something away that I am not 100% happy with). So out came the seam ripper and I took the first tier off. Somehow I am still not happy, so I will do my calculations again and start all over again. Better to start afresh than piecing something together.
We were in Germany for the last three weeks to see my parents, it was lovely. My dad took K everywhere, she explored the whole village, even spent a couple of days at the local Kindergarten. She made some new friends down the road, called "the boys". She spent all day outside, starting in the morning with a trip with her "shopping partner" (Opa) to the local shop. C grew up so much in the time there, she got two teeth, is crawling and is sitting in a high chair. It feels like she is growing up so much quicker than K did.
I got so much time to relax, read books and meet friends. I even got some time to sew, a quick refashion of a t-shirt for my mum and two hats from the Ottobre 4/2007 magazine. Unfortunately I am better with giving things away than taking pictures but I will get better.