Thursday, 29 September 2011

10 Minute Toddler Apron

Yes, I am NOT working on my list,
but this little apron will be worn once I finish the wooden kitchen.
It was raining again outside, so I used scrap fabric & wanted to sew something.
It's very simple.
But Ella loves it.



Danielle

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Picnic Capelet - Make it Perfect!

I totally died when I saw this Capelet from Simple Simon & Co


I know I'm suppose to be sticking to my 10 Projects I need to finish, but I had to sneak this one in yesterday over nap time.

I already had a pattern from make it perfect






Ok, so I had visions of really cute photos for this Capelet -
 In the park, Ella holding some polka dot balloons, 
wearing her gumboots. Cute huh?. 
Well, the wind picked up & it pored with rain.
So, we had Ella's first Tea Party.





It's reversible as well.




Danielle

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Dying Fabric - Doilies - A Tutorial



A while back I made this cute Doilie Top for Ella. (Below)
Everyone loved it, including me.
Then the grandma's started to past their old Doilie on to me.
I decided to dye some because I had so many.


Here we go...
I started with the below Doilies




Materials:
Dye - I used Dylon Permanent Fabric Dye
Gloves
Stainless Steel Bowl
Salt
Measuring Cups/Spoons
Scales
Mixing Rod/Stick - In my case Daddy Moz's Spanner (He would kill me)
& An Apron


Step 1: Weigh dry fabric. For this dye 250g on fabric will use one packet.
 I saved the rest. 

Step 2:
Wash thoroughly & leave damp (below)



Step 3: Wearing Rubber Gloves & Apron dissolve dye in 500ml warm water


Step 4: Stir well


Step 5: Fill stainless steal laundry sink with approx 6 litres of warm water

Step 6: Stir in 5 tablespoons of salt.


Step 7: Add dye & stir well (below)






Step 7: Submerge fabric into dye. 
Stir for 15mins, then regularly for 45mins.

Step 8: Rinse fabric in cold water


Step 9: Wash in warm water

Step 10: Hang to dry




And this is what you get...



From This    -  To This 
From This    -  To This 



I also used a blue & orange dye. 
They really look so good dyed. 
I made these cuties below.






Remember when I made my own LABELS


Enjoy
Danielle

Thursday, 22 September 2011

10 Projects I need to finish!

Like everyone (I hope) I have so many projects on the go.
So I'm making a list 
crossing them off


Here is a Sneak Peek:

1. Dying Doilies - Tut
DONE

2. Reserveable kids jacket

3. Love Map - Tut
4. Rainbow Party Invites

5. Ribbon sticks - Tut

6. Play Kitchen Makeover (Totally Adorable)
7. Outdoor Coach Make Over


8. Dining Room Photo Wall 

9. Teddy Pictures


&

10. Fabric wreath


Ok, I'm going to have one thing finished by tonight, will post tomorrow!!


Danielle

Cup Cake Jar - Great Ideas

How cool is THIS 
So simple
My cake patty's use to look like this


Now it's like this



Danielle