Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Toy Story


I haven't really had chance to work on many craft projects since the little man has arrived and I've not had my sewing machine out since last summer. I think the last thing I've sewn was a tiny peak baby cap before the little man was born - little did I know about how much he would hate all kinds of hats. He never wore this particular last hat I'd sewn, along with many others.

Anyway, after browsing one of my Pinterest boards for some small sewing projects I decided it was time to get my machine out and make some toys.

As the little man is currently obsessed with all sorts of tags, ties and fabric straps I knew whatever I was making had to include something like that.

I came across this tutorial from beloved-ones for this tag dinosaur, or tagosaurus as I keep calling it.

Tagosaurus

Tagosaurus

Tagosaurus

The next thing on my must-make-list was this rainbow cloud from this super cute tutorial from refabulous.

rainbow cloud

rainbow cloud

rainbow cloud

I managed to finish both projects in just one evening and I'm very happy with how they turned out and looking at the action shots the little man seems happy too.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Happy May Day

Beltane almost came as a surprise this year; with the little man around time just flies and I've completely lost track of it. My calendar reminded me yesterday that it was Beltane and I didn't have anything ready to celebrate, so I came up with a last minute decoration: some ribbon streamers tied to a wicker heart. Unfortunately by the time I remembered and finished the day was over and it was too dark outside for photos, so I took some on May Day.

May Day ribbon heart

I've hung the heart from the birch tree in our garden, so the little man can see the ribbons dancing in the wind from our living room window.

May Day ribbon heart

The ribbons are inspired by a May Pole and the wicker heart seemed rather apt as Jamie and I got married on May Day and the heart is from one of our flower baskets we used on our wedding day. I can't believe that we've been married two years already; I'm telling you time does fly when you're happy.