Though my lovely husband would probably leave me...
With three kids under three to care foron my own...
So then I'd get no crafting done at all...
I'll be finished with this madness soon... I promise!
That said I love every minute I spend at the sewing machine making presents and if I had the luxury of a full-time housekeeper/cook (or was happy to live in utter squalor), I'd sew the days away.
There are lots of pics to follow, so take a deep breath and dive on in!
First some stencilling
I'm loving doing these and have been learning lots of new things;
Like make sure you don't use the steam setting on your iron or the freezer paper won't stick and your image will bleed at the edges.
(aaah - thanks Hoppo Bumpo)
And the tip from Lisa to put a piece of cardboard between the layers to absorb the paint and then switch that for wax paper as it dries.
This is for my trumpet-playing 9 y.o nephew
These for my friend's 2 y.o son
and this for his 4 y.o sister
These are the Pink Fig tops I have been making, have I mentioned how much I love this pattern? Yeah I thought I had!
I made these two for friends and loved them so much I repeated the colour combos; for one for Misses L and G.
This is Miss A's - the yellow lover.
This was for a friend who saw the original one I made Miss L and loved it. No more of that fabric left unfortunately - but I will be trying to get somemore - maybe in the bluish colourway as well as I love it for this shirt.
Here's Miss G in her new shirt - and wearing jeans just like the big girls.
Thanks again Cass for the floral fabric in G's shirt, I love it It is some of what you sent me as part of the big Bulldogs vs Swans bet (just had to mention it one more time didn't I!).
And lastly another caped-T - in the reverse colour-combo to the first one.
OK - breathe out now, I'm done.
For the moment.
For the moment.