Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Fabric Teddy Bears

I sewed up a couple of fabric teddy bears for my granddaughters using Simplicity 5461 Crafts pattern. It was a lovely pattern to use and sewed up quickly. I used quilting weight fabrics and filled them with fibrefill.  The eyes are safety eyes and the nose is embroidered over a circle of felt. I'm not sure about the noses so i might have a rethink for future bears lol.The girls loved them so I'm going to have another go with fur.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Amy Butler Tunic Top

I have actually sewn something for myself today! I used a lovely Amy Butler pattern to make the top. I love the dusky pink fabric I found and I can't wait to wear it :) thanks for looking love sue x


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Girls World Sash Dress

Hi everyone I recently bought myself a beautiful sewing book called Girls World by Jennifer Paganelli. It has now become my favourite for inspiration and gorgeous ideas. Here is a little dress I made for my little granddaughter Eden using a pretty Amy Butler Fabric. Thanks for looking love sue x


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Little girls summer dresses

Hi everyone I have finally got some of my makes into my new etsy shop just follow the link on my blog to visit it. I have been making some Frieda dresses using a gorgeous pattern from Patty Young. Every now and again a pattern comes along that you love so much you cant stop making it and this is one of those. I love the way you can mix up your fabrics and let your imagination go wild lol. thanks for looking love sue x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A Trio of Little Girls Skirts




I have been busy making some little girls skirts for my grandaughter Eden. It was lovely to have a chance to use some gorgeous bright fabrics from my stash. Eden loved them and refused to take them off when she tried them on. thanks for looking love sue xxx

Monday, 21 March 2011

A Little Girls Summer Top


Hi Everyone I made this little summer top for my grandaughter last week and now the sun has started to shine I hope she gets lots of chances to wear it.

I love the bright flowers on the fabric, it really makes you think of summer.

It fastens at the back with buttons and I put lots of different colour buttons on it to match the fabric.

I had my first go at making my own bias binding and I was really pleased with how it came together. I finished it with a big spotty bow.

It was fairly simple to make and I would encourage you all to give it a go. I got the pattern for this little top from a freebie with Sew magazine. Its also available in a fab sewing book called 'Making Childrens Clothes' by Emma Hardy. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

My Amy Butler Pinny


I sewed up this pinny for myself this week as I fell in love with this fq of Amy Butler fabric from her Soul Blossoms range. I stumbled across the tutorial for it via twitter from a fab sewing lady called @fabritopia. It was a dream to sew up and I love it! especially the really long tie which I can fasten in a bow at the front. I'm no domestic goddess but I do feel a little more special when I wear it lol. thanks for looking love sue x

Litle Red Spotty Dress and Handbag



Hi everyone

It was my daughters 21st birthday last month and she decided to make her party a 50's theme. I made this little dress and bag set for my gorgeous grandaughter Eden to wear. It really was a bargain as I picked up the fabric for £1.99 a metre! I sewed a net underskirt into it which Eden loved and she spent most of the night twirling around lol that's when she wasn't making off with all the balloons. thanks for looking love sue xx

Babies Bib and Burp Cloth Sets



Hi everyone

I have made some little Bib and Burb cloth sets for my Etsy shop this week. Ive been negleting my shop lately but hope to refill it and have it stocked and ready soon. I made these sets from quilters weight cotton and I backed the bibs with towelling and the burp cloths with a lovely soft white flannel. I also made a little applique bird for one of the sets. I interlined them with some fleece to make them nice and squishy. thanks for looking love sue xxxx

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Silk Jersey Dress



Hi everyone
I have been busy this week sewing up a silk jersey dress for myself. yes thats right I have actually made something for myself lol. I think its a first! ha ha The fabric cost £6 so was a real bargain. I dont think my first attempt at making something for myself is perfect but I must admit I love it lol. It also gave me a chance to try out my crimbo present which was a tailors dummy. It made life so much easier although once I had dialled it to my measurements I was thinking omg is that me???!!!!! thank go Im going to weightwatchers lol. hope you all like it and thanks for looking love sue xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Little pyjamas and cardigan




Hi everyone

We have had so much snow this week that I just had to get crafting lol. I made a little pair of winceyette pyjamas for my little grandduaghter Eden using a free pattern from Sew magazine. I also knitted up a little cardigan for her too, I made some fabric buttons to brighten it up and finished with some fabric flowers. She is so used to me making her things now that she will only wear something if you tell her Nana made it lol. Hope she feels the same way when she is 18 lol thanks for looking love sue xx

Friday, 6 August 2010

My GrandDaughters New Winter Coat




Hi everyone

I picked up a fab bargain at a car boot sale, 3 bags of new fabric for £3. One of the fabrics was a gorgeous raspberry coloured wool fabric. I used this to make a new little winter coat for my lovely little granddaughter Eden. I lined the coat with a warm brushed cotton from Cath Kidston. I was given a box of buttons recently that had belonged to my late mam. To make this coat extra special for Eden I used buttons from my mams box. thanks for looking love sue xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

A day with my Granddaughter




I am so lucky as I get to look after my little Granddaughter Eden for a full day every week. Last Thursday the weather was rotten and Eden had the sniffles so it was a perfect excuse for us both to get messy! We baked some mini cupcakes and had lots of fun sprinkling them with pink glitter lol. we then got the paints and playdough out and got creative. She is my little crafter in the making and I love being able to teach her new things. I knitted up a warm little gilet for Eden this week and I have put a picture up for you to see.tfl love sue xx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

This months sewing and knitting makes







Hi everyone

I have been keeping myself busy doing lots of sewing and knitting. I made a cute little short sleeve cardigan for my little granddaughter Eden, I did her a bolero too but not managed to get a pic of that yet. I had a go at a vintage sewing pattern this month and I made a floral dress for my Daughter-in-law Louise. I used a gorgeous vintage fabric that I managed to pick up at Durham Market. I made another of the little girls bow coats this month as well, I love this pattern and I keep returning to it. It was from 'Heidi and Finn' on Etsy. Today I tried a new pattern and I sewed up a pink dotty fleece coat. I will eventually get some of these coats in my Etsy shop 'I promise' ha ha. Thanks for looking love sue xxxxx

Monday, 12 April 2010






Hi everyone
I have been a happy little sewer this week getting some childrens clothes made to put into my etsy shop. I have done a couple of little jackets and a rose print dress. Im hoping to get lots more done this week. i want to get more of the coats with the bows done they were snapped straight up and never managed to get into my shop lol. I managed to get some pics of my little granddaughter Eden wearing the dress I made her for Easter so I could not resist sharing them with you 'proud nana' lot. thanks for looking love sue xxx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

A little dress for Easter



Hi everyone
I sewed up this little Easter dress for my grandaughter Eden yesterday. I found a lovely flower trim which I used to embellish the bodice with and the main fabric was a white cotton with a tiny bow motif on it in cream, it was a lovely crisp fabric to work with. Hope you all like it thanks for looking love sue xx

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Little Girls Coats and an Easter Bunny




Hi everyone,
I've been sewing up some more little girls coats this week, I am loving making them as they sew up so easily and look really sweet. Luckily there are lots of lovely little girls in my life which has given me a chance to experiment. My plan is to get lots more made and put them into my etsy shop. I've also been making some knitted easter bunnies for my granddaughter and goddaughter. The second one is still a work in process and I will post a pic when I get it finished. Hope your all enjoying the little peek of Spring we have had this week and like me your getting lots of crafting done :) thanks for looking love sue xxxxxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

My Latest Makes





Hi everyone
Sorry ive not been on my blog much recently, my health has not been great and I've been having lots of tests, fingers crossed for the results. I managed to get some knitting though!! and I finally felt up to a day at my sewing machine yesterday although I've paid the price with pain today grr. I had a go at making a little girls coat and I got so inspired I cut out another four!! no wonder I'm in pain, I'm my own worst enemy ha ha. Hope you like them tfl love sue xx

Friday, 18 December 2009

What I have been up to!!!










Hi everyone
Sorry I have negleted my blog recently. sadly my health took a turn for the worst and I have been too ill to keep up with all my crafty friends. I have however managed to get some knitting done, you cant keep a crafters hands still for long lol. Here are some of the winter knits I have done this month, hope you like them. Happy Christmas to you all, I hope you all have a fabulous time and get lots of crafty goodies. love sue x