Saturday, 13 December 2014

But I don't want to!

A few weeks ago I made a pair of Clover shorts for Little Monkey. Then it happened... the growth spurt! Righto, no worries. While she was sleeping, I made another pair of Clover shorts, one size bigger. I showed them to Little Monkey, and she replied that they were still too small before even trying them on. We had a little chat and Little Monkey explained that she did not want to wear shorts because she wanted to wear dresses and skirts. I said that maybe sometimes she could wear shorts, to which she replied, "But I don't want to."

Oh dear! I made a pair of shorts that were destined to remain in Little Monkey's chest of drawers forever! I haven't sewed the buttons on yet, and I thought if I could get her to pick the buttons she might like the shorts, to which she again replied, "But I don't want to." I managed to get her interested enough in buttons and she picked three shiny buttons with love hearts on them. Phew!

Later that day when it was not as hot I suggested we could go to a park for a play. You guessed it. "But I don't want to." Eventually I convinced her to go see if there were any puddles in the botanical gardens, so she could jump in them just like Peppa pig. To my surprise she agreed. Somehow I managed to convince her that jumping in muddy puddles would be easier in shorts rather than a dress. I really wanted her to give them a go.

So, we went to the botanical gardens hoping there would be muddy puddles to jump in. Guess what...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sweeter than lollipops

A few months ago I had a privilege to participate in Compagnie M's blog tour promoting the Lotta dress. You can read my guest post here. We were heading towards winter then, and I was jealous seeing beautiful summer versions other tour participants were making.

It is finally hot in my corner of the world. While she was sleeping, I stitched up a summer version of the Lotta dress. My husband says Little Monkey looks like a lollipop in it. Oh that's so sweet!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Pretty woman

Ever since I made a knee length Syrah skirt I have been dreaming about a maxi version. During the tour I loved maxi skirts that Abby, Abbey, Teresa and Pienkel have made.

While she was sleeping, I made myself a maxi Syrah skirt.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: finale

This is it friends. The Constant CHANGE series has come to an end.

I would like to thank our wonderful guests for sharing their thoughts about changes in their lives and beautiful projects they have created. It was great to get to know you all a little better.

I would also like to thank my  friend Renee. Renee, it's been fun planning and hosting this series with you. Thank you for your encouragement and support leading up and during the series.

And last but not least I would like to thank our readers for such a warm response to the series, encouraging comments and great company.

Let's have another look at all the projects. Please click on blog names to be re-directed to corresponding posts if you missed them or would like to read them again.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: House of Estrela

Today I welcome Magda from House of Estrela. Magda lives in Portugal. She is a mum two children, a girl and a boy. She sews for herself and her little ones.

Magda is a real inspiration. She practically taught herself how to sew, and she is unstoppable. She is into refashioning, and just like myself, Magda is very practical. Just look at this outfit Magda made for her daughter from her sister's dress. I bet Magda's son was the best dressed boy at her niece's wedding.

Here is a little peek at Magda's project for this series.

Head over to House of Estrela to read more! See you there!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: Made with Moxie

Today I am honoured to introduce Jill from Made with Moxie. Jill is cool, calm and awesome. Have you heard of the Perfect Pattern Parcel? Yep, that's Jill's baby. Jill's Prefontane shorts are on my To Sew list for this summer. I imagine Jill has a lot of fun taking photos of her creations, she just looks so comfortable in front of the camera. If not - she is good at faking it! Love the photos of this top (and the top itself). Of course I am only giving you a small taste of what you can find on Jill's blog, you will just have to visit her to see more.

Here is a sneak peek at what Jill is going to talk about today. Are you curious? Well, head over to Made with Moxie.

Please also visit Renee at Nearest the Pin to see who her guest is today.

Our calendar says that today is the last day of the Constant CHANGE series, but since one of our guests had a slight change of plans, please come back tomorrow for one more project inspired by change.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Constant CHANGE: Thirtynine

Today I am pleased to welcome Marisa from Thirtynine as my guest for the series.

Last year I was checking out a new (to me) sewing blog and noticed that Marisa left a lot of comments there. I got a little curious and thought I would have a look at her blog too... Over a year later I still love reading Marisa's blog! Her sewing is beautiful and she has a great sense of humour!

I think a tee shirt Marisa made for her son for Kids Clothes Week is such a fun project! I also love this outfit Marisa made for her daughter.

Would you like to see what Marisa made for this series? Then please visit her at Thirtynie.

Don't forget to visit Renee at Nearest the Pin to see who her guest is!
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