Feb 20, 2012

magician and dragon

I did it, I made nearly the whole costumes for the munchkins this year.

The pants (patterns: Ottobre) were a bit embellished to fit to the costumes: The ribbons on the pockets have little dragons/dinosaurs on it and of course the pants had to be green and blue like the rest. Which is pretty cool as I used up a cordury leftover, laying around for more than two years and I finally made the urgently needed new pants. Why do those munchkins always have to grow that fast. Memo to myself: Stop feeding them!

dragon & magician 

The dragon shirt (pattern: Ottobre) was actually already made last year. The dragon hat and tail was a nice little scrap buster project - not that it would make the slightest dent in my non patchworky pile of scraps. But, oh well. The cape is a blue jersey knit with some stars and moons and the hat was store bought long long loooooong time ago and only sewn a bit smaller.

Best thing: The munchkins love to dress up at home so we will need a little corner for all the costumes that might come some times.

Feb 4, 2012

gone shopping ...

with my new market tote. In Germany, you normally have fabric totes or fabric baskets. So do we. Only that the normal tote is plein beige. I wanted something more pretty and did some stash shopping for it. The apple canvas was just big enough and certainly as sturdy as needed. The brown binding and the tangerine piping was quickly added. The hedgehog is a raw edge applique using up the few brown scraps I had. (My scrap bag is rather tiny.)

schnuff schnuff schnuff 

Didn't take too long to make and makes me smile everytime I go to the grocery store :)

market tote