Thursday, 29 July 2010

My Creative Space : finished goods!

I've missed My Creative Space for a couple of weeks as I have been busy sewing!

It was the smallest child's birthday yesterday, she turned two.
More on that another time though.

I decided to make most of her gifts, only buying the furniture and animals for her new carry-along house and a Maisy Mouse dinner set (to match those her sisters have and she always wants the same).

So here's what she got:


Finished Miss Mouse bag made from a Melly and Me pattern, made largely with fabric from the Patty Young Mezzanine line.

Claire guessed right that it was our friend Jemima from the kids program Playschool that I showed previously.
She had no shirt then so I didn't think she was quite ready for her public debut!

She came with a shirt, skirt and pants to match, though literally one minute after she got her and admired her, the small child wanted all Jemima's clothes removed!

And lastly I finally made one of these carry-along houses that have been on my 'to do' list for a long time.

I'll do a post tomorrow with a wrap up of the house, what I used, what I'd do differently and the like in case you are planning to make one.

In the meantime, grab yourself a vat of tea (that's how much you will need to get through the whole list!) and head over to Kirsty's to see what everyone else is doing in their creative spaces.

22 comments:

Suz said...

Oh, that's fabulous - would love to see a tutorial on that one! So lovely, and a million times nicer than a store bought gift.
As for the commitment dilemma in you last post - I feel that too and have actually resigned from my kinder postition after 6 months. Someone else's turn now, I figure.

Mandy said...

Wow that house is just awesome! I need a girl to sew for. Or turn it into a garage or something for a boy! lol

& the bag is terrific! Very clever all of it!

& congrats on your little ones birthday.

Selina said...

Great job on all those gifts! I LOVE your Jemima! And Happy Birthday to your Smallest!

Amanda said...

Fantastic house and gift for your daughter.

Kirsty said...

Wow...lucky girl! You've done a wonderful job.

Jo said...

Wow, great job. Lucky birthday girl!!

gretchenmist said...

what an amazing set of presents you've made! looks like lots of fun :)

Mira Narnie said...

oh so lovely - all of those gifts are divine! I am tempted to try and make the little carry house for my little daughters upcoming second birthday - so have downloaded the tutorial and would love to hear the comments on what you would change next time around!! It looks fab though!

trixi said...

I love your house and the family photo on the chest of drawers is such a sweet addition! Lucky girl!

Kuka said...

ooh i love the little house - I can't wait to find out more about how you made it!

Cass said...

I love that house it is awesome. I've looked at that just pattern but now I might just commission you to make it!

Andrea said...

Oh Karen, such gorgeous gifts, such a lovely idea to do handmade. Lucky you are a nightowl hey! I jsut don't know how I would get that sewing done. Maybe when Lewis is 2 I will be able to imagine it again!

Gypsy said...

Those are wonderful Karen! You're smallest girl is very very lucky. I'm beyond impressed with the detail in the house, love the little fish and the photo, you are so clever!

Nikki said...

Oh Karen, you did such a beautiful job on all the presents, especially the house. It is just gorgeous... and you know I can appreciate just how much love was sewn and stitched and stuck with each step along the way. I hope you are very very proud of your little house.

Natalie said...

Wow Karen, I just love everything that you made Georgia - especially the doll house, I've had one of these on my to-do list since I first saw the tute - planning one for Cheriese's Christmas present.

Lily Mulholland said...

OMG Karen! That house! Love it. Love it. Love it! Bet Miss 2 did too!

Sally said...

Oh so many lovely gifts. Gorgeous. I'm wanting to make one of those little carry along houses too... so I look forward to reading your wrap up.

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh WOW!! Lovely - I am sooo jealous of your creative talent! :-)

michal said...

everything is so pretty... but this sweet house! that's beyond pretty! Love it!

Bubby Makes Three said...

oh my goodness, could they be any more CUTE? I need need need one of those doll houses for my own little girl!! You are tres talented!

Little Munchkins said...

Wow, you have certainly been busy! I love the house too...do I see a photo of your family on top of the chest of drawers?

sweet emmelie said...

Wow wee! you are amazing. what a wonderful array of gifts there. The house is my ultimate favourite, you have done such a beauriful job. So inspiring. I want to make one but I am sure it is not one of those thing s that you just whip up!