Thursday, March 25, 2010

Model behaviour - My Creative Space

With two sickies in the house this week, we haven't been going out much. Both girls have had tummy bugs. As they go, this one has been really tame so we've just been staying it home and taking it quietly.

I had a chance to do some baking on Sunday. These were the blueberry friands from the March issue of NZ House and Garden. They were delicious but used up incredible amounts of eggs and ground almonds so just for special occasions I think!

I did some sewing with Maddy on Monday when she was off school. She chose the biggest project in  Emma Hardy's Sewing for Children. I'll be sure to post a picture when she has finished.

I love the look of concentration on her face.

I managed to make Maddy a new outfit yesterday with the help of Eloise who sat in a corner threading scraps from my rubbish bin onto a needle threaded with wool. She then cut the rest of the scraps into tiny pieces. She had a ball and kept saying "Look Mummy, I'm knitting!" (I still can't get her to use the word sewing instead!) The huge mess was well worth it for the hour's sewing I got in and the look on her face when she had made something!

I made the top from scratch which was a bit of a nightmare and makes me realise how much practice I need to learn to sew with knit fabrics! I used New Look 6639. The top sizing is really small so I grabbed one of her tops to use a size guide and extended the body and sleeve length. The skirt is from Simplicity 4895  and has a zip in the back which again tested my sewing skills. Of course, it is too big for her so I have some unpicking to do!

We were treated this evening to a fashion show from the usually reluctant model.

I think she got quite into it, LOL!

I finally got her into the dress with the doily pockets!!

Yes she is meant to wear leggings with it but those little brown knees are pretty cute!

I think she likes this one!

The hat is one I knitted for her on Monday night. It needs a flower on it too before it is finished but she insisted on wearing it for the 'show'.

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Jennie said...

We did that same recipe from NZ H&G! It was delicious! The new outfit looks great - and I love the style of the doily dress on.

Kirsty said...

I love the doily pocket dress. It would look really cute over leggings too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Nice bright colours to cheer up the little ones when they're feeling poorly, love Posie

Collecting Feathers said...

Girls are funny, even at that age they know the pose! That doily pocket dress is very cute and looking on your side-bar...I love your tape measure roses. Very quirky.
Sparky is my husband and he told me last night that he is off limits.(not to be mentioned on any more blogs) But I am not listening. xx Nick

Megan said...

I love the outfits, esp the doily pocket dress. My little one calls everything 'stitching' and asks all the time if she can do some stitching with mama. can't wait for her to be able to!

ecoMILF said...

Adorable stuff! Especially the doily one. And I'll take one of those friands to go please! xo m.

Sarah said...

Lovely outfits, aren't you clever? Especially love the doily pocket dress and those friands look really yum too!

Sarah said...

Maddy looks so cute in the pics of her sewing. What a great thing to learn at an early age :)

Jo's Place said...

Love those outfits, very very nice :)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Wow, how clever are you!! What gorgeous clothes! And looking at the concentration on that little face, the 'like mama, like daughter' scenario is well on the way. : )

ps. Seriously having a droolfest over those friands, yum!

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

How great it is to be sewing with kids? I look forward to seeing her work.


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