June 23, 2012

I’m shooting for Aunty-of-the-year.

My two nephews have their birthdays coming up and I wanted to make something really special. Because I love them and miss them.

Basic hoodies and some red felt later…. hey presto! Dino-hoodies. I followed this easy tutorial and it didn’t take as long as I expected I slaved over them for hours.

I used the sewing machine to sew on diamond-shaped pieces which I then hand-stitched together using blanket stitch. The initials on the left breast were the finishing touch.

If were to do it over I would run over the ‘spine’ with the sewing machine twice for extra durability.

I hope Ja-son-o-saurus and Gabriel-o-raptor like them!



November 4, 2011

Super cute, super easy.

The full tutorial is here. I used felt for the green bits and there is lots of red and white fabric in Spotlight now because of Xmas coming up.

I made these on my new SEWING MACHINE!! (Best. Birthday. Present. Ever)

I love how they look in this little bowl (handmade by my mum). I’m not quite sure where they will end up. They might become Xmas tree ornaments, pin cushions or maybe even a mobile for a baby….