Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
There's nothing like a change of scenery for new inspiration. During a 'whistle stop' holiday at the In-Law's for a couple of days I have come home with more exciting fabric and a new smock-style of apron on the go, in Toddler and Child sizes. Here's a preview of the brand new 'Whistle Apron' in red. The noisy boys I know will love these aprons with gangster car pockets.
These will be available for $19 in the Handmade Heaven Shop.
Now to get working on more of the same style in pink with girly pockets and navy with more cars. Best keep sewing while Baby Cuggles is sleeping. Wonder if I'll get time for a cuppsy?
Sunday, September 6, 2009
*Who are Dick and Jane? Click on the heading above to find out.
Here is one of the new Cuggles! Toddler Aprons that I've been working on. I love this fabric because the pictures look like what I saw in books that were at my Nan's house. She had somehow managed to preserve some of the reading material that belonged to her 4 tree climbing boys, including my Dad.This might explain my obsession with collecting old books for my daughter. She is still at the stage of potentially ripping pages and definitly at the stage of scribbling in them with pen. I have a stack in good condition put away for when she's a 'big girl' and some that she can have fun destroying now.
Daddy Cuggles is out with Baby Cuggles this morning enjoying some Father's Day time together. I have fulfilled my obligation and made him a hot breakfast and tea earlier. So I'm now going to take advantage of a couple of quiet hours sewing my next project -Cuggles! Toddler Hats. Bliss!! Must start with a cuppsy of course.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Baby Cuggles started mimicking Mummy and Daddy Cuggles a few months ago.... must use big person's cutlery, must wear our shoes, must carry Mummy's handbag. We then discovered that baking cakes with Mummy requires an Apron. After looking around the local stores I couldn't find anything for our mini baker, which was also affordable. So, I created the first Cuggles! Apron. Girly and pretty with frills and an adjustable neck strap. Not too long so as not to trip over or get caught up in it. She looks so adorable in it with wooden spoon going and measuring cups clattering in every mixing bowl I own.
Chatting at playgroup about toddler wear, some of the other Mums explained that they were having an equally difficult time finding fun and functional toddler wear for boys. So, I decided to develop Cuggles! - toddler wear for girls and boys.
At this stage the aprons are available at Handmade Heaven, Ipswich and I will be at the New Earth Markets (Marburg, QLD) on Sundays!
All new Cuggles! creations will be updated here. Any how, it's now time for a cuppsy. Oh yes, Baby Cuggles must also have a 'tea' (plain milk) from a proper tea cup!!