Monday 20 December 2010

Last outfit for this year

Just in time I finished this outfit for Leoni: a Zucka skirt in Farbenmix's Owls cord (sold out unfortunately) and Imke top (Sewing Clothes Kids Love) in turquoise sheepskin

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Christmas dress

Leoni's Christmas dress this year is a FELIZ from Studio Tantrum in Pink Chilli fine cord and plain pink cord. The top is made from an Ottobre pattern (issue 4/2007) in pink jersey.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Winter impressions

Doesn't it look beautiful? It does, although it's a different matter if you have to go out on the roads. And the schools are still off. The kids enjoy it. And I love the sound the snow makes under your feet when walking. The whole world looks so peaceful.

Craft fair cancelled

Just a short note to let you know that this weekends Christmas Craft Fair at Guthrie Castle has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Ottobre and MIKA

Ottobre jumper in Hilco's Toeff Sweat and MIKA trousers in olive and petrol baby cord, both size 86/92.

Sunday 28 November 2010

No end in sight...

It's been snowing all night and day. I can't remember when we had so much snow so early in the year. It's not even December yet...

Saturday 27 November 2010

Let it snow...

We love snow and making snow angels...

Friday 26 November 2010

Sorry, there is not much happening here at the moment. I'm having some health issues that need sorted first. See you all in a while.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Time is flying by

Where have all those many weeks gone that we had until Christmas? Now there's only five weeks left and it's about time to make a Christmas dress and a few other things for Leoni. The fabrics are ready to go in the washing machine:

And ff you want to know WHAT I'm going to make with these, I'm afraid you have to come back :-)

Friday 5 November 2010

Three more scarfs for tomorrows Craft Fair in Kinross:

Sunday 31 October 2010


Very easy and quick to sew: AMELIE in cosy fleece. The VIVI skirt in purple babycord is still from last year.

Thursday 28 October 2010

Growing up

When the Sneakers jersey arrived, Leoni asked straight away, if I would made her something with it. "A skirt would be great, mummy, or a dress please". I wasn't sure if that was such a good idea now that winter is approaching fast, so I convinced her that a jumper/long-sleeved t-shirt would be a better option. But the whole piece out of the sneakers fabric? Not what my daughter had in mind. She wanted it colourful and, oh boy, this one is VERY colourful. It was her, who chose all the matching jerseys. To be honest, when it was finished I didn't like it very much (the first time this has actually happened) and I thought it would better suit a boy. But my daughter loves it and my suggestion of putting it in the shop for sale made her nearly cry. Ok girl, it's yours. And yesterday she wore it for the first time and seeing it on her I now quite like it actually.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Back again

Fabric shopping is great, I love it! Too much choice though :-) I went to see the new summer collections from my Dutch suppliers and they have done a really good job again. I can't show you any photos yet unfortunately, but it will be a lovely selection: fresh summer prints, stripes, checks, denims, jerseys - and some nice fabrics for boys as well. I also brought some new ribbons and appliques and they should be in the shop tomorrow. All I need now is a good night sleep....

Sunday 24 October 2010

Fabric combinations

It's always tricky to figure out which fabrics go together, as every fabric in our shop has it's own page. Therefor we've combined some of the new autumn/winter fabrics for you, bundled together in shades of pink, red, blue, etc. These are only a few and the combinations are endless, but we hope it makes it a bit easier for you. If you have any specific fabrics in mind that are not shown and you are not sure if they match, just drop us an email.

All fabric combinations can be found here.

Thursday 21 October 2010

It has been fairly quiet on my blog recently, apologies for that. My mum was visiting us a couple of weeks ago and we had a lovely time together. And then my shop has been keeping me busy with a lot of new fabrics having arrived over the last few weeks. So there hasn't been much time for sewing. Nevertheless, as it's got quite cold here all of a sudden, I had to finish this winter-set for Leoni: hat, scarf and gloves in red fleece and navy jersey/fleece.

Another jumper is in the making right now, but I'm not sure if I'll manage to finish it before I fly out to Amsterdam early Monday morning. Fabric shopping for next summer, yippee!

Sunday 10 October 2010

"A place where you find interesting things, statues, animals and those things..." - that was Leoni's answer to this question: 

A room full of newspapers:

And then we learnt that yesterday was The Big Draw in all museums throughout the country and Leoni was occupied while we had a good look around Dundee's McManus Gallery:

Thursday 30 September 2010

A customer at the Flower and Food Festival fell in love with a fleecy Bea jumper that I had for sale. But firstly it was too big and secondly, she needs everything twice as she has two lovely twin girls. So she asked me if I could make two of them a size smaller. And here they are with matching hats:

I really hope she likes them.

Wednesday 29 September 2010

A little bit of colour...

is what we need on this grey and rainy day: a patchwork scarf made from small scraps of jersey and fleece.

Thursday 23 September 2010

The new Bizzkids autumn/winter magazine has arrived. 26 lovely patterns for boys and girls in sizes 80 to164.

Available in the shop now.

Tuesday 21 September 2010

There are weeks without any deliveries and then they all come at once: finally the new fabrics from Farbenmix have arrived. Yes, no patterns but fabrics. I saw them on their facebook page a while ago and just had to order them: they are funky, great quality and just a bit different (ok, not the plain red jersey).

Available in the shop now.

Wednesday 15 September 2010


A new ANTONIA shirt for Leoni: 

Monday 13 September 2010


The new FIMI autumn/winter magazine has arrived and is now available in my shop:

Click images to enlarge

Sunday 12 September 2010

New trousers

Leoni has grown quite a bit since last winter and outgrown nearly all of her clothes. If it was for her she would run around in skirts all the time, but I don't think we would survive without any trousers at all. The pattern I used is WANDA from Farbenmix. I made them up in a size 122/128, but had to cut off quite a bit as Leoni is more a 116/122 just now. If I do one again I will probably go for a smaller size and lengthen the legs. And to make sure my dear daughter is actually going to wear them, I let her choose the ribbons and buttons.

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Flower and Food Festival 2010

Last weekend was this years Flower and Food Festival and it's been fantastic! The weather was great (compared to last year where the first day had to be cancelled due to flooding) and there was about a total of 25.000 visitors over the weekend. Thankfully, quite a lot of them stopped at my stall :-) I had made a lot of small items to sell, but surprisingly this year it was the clothes that sold best. I met Jacqueline from Perth, she had a stall right opposite mine and she makes really cute cookery outfits for kids. Here are some photos:

Apron set madebymum

Monday 30 August 2010

These are the last two boys jumpers for now. The Flower Show is this coming weekend, I'm done with making clothes (well, there's not enough time left :-), all I need to do now is sewing up the note book covers that have been lying here, maybe a few more bibs and baby hats.... better get off the computer now start sewing :-)

 Jumper in Hilco's Toeff sweat, pattern Kaerri OTTOBRE pattern issue 4/2010.

Hooded jumper in petrol sweat, OTTOBRE pattern issue 4/2007.

Friday 27 August 2010

OTTOBRE prize draw

Take a look at the OTTOBRE blog, they are giving away a lovely wrap!

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Robo sweater

Another boys jumper, again Farbenmix pattern YORIK in brown sweat fabric.

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