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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Babies!

Not mine. It is actually my friends who all seem to be having babies lately :-)

You know me, I like sewing, on top of jewellery making, knitting and many other things. And when it comes to making garments, I am a sucker for tiny things as they are a good way to practise, can be done faster and well...they are so cute!!!!

One of my besties who I have met while at university in London had a gorgeous baby girl last June and so I decided to make a little kit and send it over.

So here it is:
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I made a few bibs for her as well as a pacifier holder, a pair of baby shoes and a bath towel.
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Funny enough, out of everything, the shoes are what took me the most time to make. I kept on getting one of them wrong. But after three attempts, it worked! I followed the pattern found on the Stardust Shoes blog which you can download here.

For the bandana bib, I made the pattern myself based on how big and long I wanted it to be. I did the same for the pacifier holder. I found the clip in the craft shop I go to over here (it is the only one around actually!) and it is called Cultura. But I am sure it can be found in any sewing/fabric shop wherever you are.
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 And finally, last but not least, the baby towel! This one was quite easy to make actually: a square of sponge fabric and a triangle in a corner. Then I added the bias tape all around it. I can proudly say that I made the bias tape myself. This took a little while but I succeded in the end.

Then I felt like the hood on the towel looked empty: I wanted to add a personal touch to eat for the baby so that it was special. And THIS, ladies and gentleman; is how you take the risk of getting into a new hobby! Because when you think about personalising a towel, the first thing that crosses your mind is...embroidery...yes... So there I was, going to the shop, getting an embroidery hoop, thread and the necessary fabric. And there I was, on a Saturday night, trying to add the baby's name on the towel. One YouTube tutorial and a Saturday night later...voilà! There is one mistake I can spot on the name, and the teddy bear looks a bit funny but for a first try, it is pretty good if I say so myself.

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I also made another kit for a baby a friend gave birth to a little bit earlier: the little cat is because she is a cat lover ;-)
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That's all for today.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

New design

Hi everyone,

In case you hadn't noticed, there have been some changes here.

I have been wanting to change my blog's look for a long time but never managed to find the time or the direction I wanted to take when it comes to its design.

I took the opportunity of a week off work to sit down and work on it. The main idea was that I definitely wanted something much clearer with lighter colours and a simple design: what is simpler than white, huh?!

Once the background was decided, all that was left was the content: it hasn't really changed. My hobbies are still the same but I changed the way the menu looks.

Blogger is great for blogging but it can be limited when you decide that you want a blog that looks a bit different than the others. After doing a little research on a lot of blogs and tutorials on how to change blogger, I've finally managed to get to what I wanted.

This research also helped me find out some very useful tools that I have been using for the last few weeks. One of them is PicMonkey.

http://www.picmonkey.com/


This online editor allows you to edit your pictures as well as creating designs. It's no Photoshop, but for someone like me who is not really good with it, it is great! Plus, I've just noticed on their website that the application is now available so you can edit your pictures on the go! I need to try that.

I have used PicMonkey to make my header as well as my menu. I've also used it for my social media buttons (the big round yellow one on the right, yes)

Talking about round button, you will have noticed a green one just below: yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have finally taken the plunge and opened an online shop via A Little Market! I opened it a little while ago but couldn't get myself to put things on it. But now I have. Everything is still not there but I will add them as I go along. Please feel free to go take a look at my creations there :-)

Well, I hope you enjoy my blog's new design. Feel free to comment to let me know what you think: it is always good to get feedback.

Until next time!

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Cupcake pendant

A new pendant this weekend: gold colour which gives it a classy look I think.

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And the coolest part is....it glows in the dark!!!! I love this!

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Hope you had a great weekend everyone.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Cuff bracelet

Last weekend I had decided to make a necklace but as usual, my mind switched to something else as soon as I sat at my table.

So here is a new slave bracelet: unusual colours for me, but they work out well together in the end :-)

 
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That's all for today.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

This week's mani

wanted to use light colours this week...and a different one on each nails!

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Have a nice week everyone!


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