Monday, 6 January 2014

Baby Girl Gifts

It has been a while since I last posted... I still am without a properly functioning laptop and unfortunately the trial with the Blogger phone app did not go well; the app was rubbish and I had a success rate of about 1 in 30 attempts at actually publishing posts. On top of that, the past couple of months have been super busy with starting a new job and trying to seel my house and buy a new one. I am still in house selling/ buying limbo and awaiting a date for exchanging contracts. So crafting has taken a bit of a back seat and blogging has most definitely fallen by the wayside.

However, in between the paperwork, chaising solicitors and packing boxes, I have managed to complete a few little projects and this is one of them...

This little hat, reversible top and shoe set was made for a friend who recently delivered a little girl. It is probably a little bit pink-overload but I did contrast with some mint coloured buttons to pick up the mint and blue in the floral print.


The shoes are a free pattern by Shwin and Shwin (one of many fab free shoe patterns!), available here and the hat was made using a tutorial that can be found here. The top was a bit of a wing-it project and as I was short on time  did not take photos for a tutorial... maybe some other time.

At the same time, a colleague of mine became a father to his first daughter (following two sons) so I couldn't resist whizzing up a little geranium dress for them.

I just love how quickly the Geranium dress comes together. The fabric used for this dress was some left-over oriental flower print that I bought from John-Lewis a while back. This is not the first Geranium dress that I have made using this fabric (and is probably not the lest either). This one is a prett basic version, with cap sleeves, gathered waist and coral coloured snap closures at the back. Simple but hopefully also effective.

Watch this space for another Geranium dress variation, coming soon...

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