At the beginning of each year I start thinking about possible projects for the new year and I thought that this might be a good place to start this blog.
To begin with there are things that I really should be making, like T-shirts and leggings for Miss Loofie and T-shirts and hoodies for Master Mishka; these are boring to make and tend to go right to the bottom of the sewing list. However the basics are normally the thing kids need most and with a bit of machine embroidery or some funky heat transfers cut on my Silhouette Cameo even the most every day item can be made magical.
|Loofie and Mishka|
|Feliz dress and Imke top|
|Feliz Dress and Imke Top|
My true obsession is costumes! Oh how I love to make and design costumes for my kids; my sister says that I would send my kids to school in a costume every day if it was allowed. Down here in Australia we have a book week parade once a year and the kids dress up as a character from a book
(Did I mention that I am a huge Monty Python fan?)
|And now for something completely different|
In the past year I have taken an interest in historical costume and this year I am planning on making my first semi historically accurate dress. The outfit will be for Miss Loofie (or Princess Bess as she likes to be called)
|Elizabeth I as a Princess- Royal Colection|
In reality this is a number of smaller projects, since there are many layers to a Tudor outfit and I hope to document my progress on this blog.
Lastly there is this humble little blog, for the past three years I have said "I want to start a blog" and it has some how never happened; hopefully this is the year it will happen.