Kids messenger bags

This week I’ve been sewing up daycare bags for the boys. They currently share one backpack and one lunchbox for daycare each week, which inevitably ends in a tousle to determine who carries what. This cool little messenger bag should fit lunch, a drink, a hat, a change of clothes or nappy and some sunscreen – perfect for pre-schoolers. I may even make a few for the markets….

Sadly after making the first one, I realised that the batch of denim I had used was running – badly. So have washed it once (and destroyed a few baby clothes!!) and am planning to wash it again tomorrow.

So a question to all the sewers – do you pre-wash denim? How do you set the colour to prevent it from running??

Do you remember this?

Can you believe James is turning two on Saturday?? In preparation, on Monday out came the Womans Weekly cake book. The boys have been pouring over it all week picking the cake they want this weekend, which at the moment is every cake but the mermaid – ‘cus she’s scary’. The one thing we have determined is that it needs to be chocolate.

Wardrobe Wednesdays

What is baby Adele wearing today??

Part of the enjoyment of having a little girl after two boys is getting to dress them in some of the more adorable things you make. Boys are super cool and can also wear super cool clothes, but a change is so, so nice!!

I think I’ll start displaying Adele’s extensive wardrobe to you every wednesday – also so you can see some of my super cool creations on an adorable living model.

Today Adele is wearing an Oliver & S bubble dress in Amy Butler linen poppies fabric. I made a second Oliver & S bubble dress for her, but we still have not yet worn it and will shortly no longer fit which is why it’s in my shop.

My items will be added to my shop this week, so stay tuned!!