Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toddler dress made from Hawaiian Barkcloth

I made this dress last week for my friend Emma. I posted the picture on my Facebook page, not expecting to receive a bunch of orders for them.

I have used a vintage sewing pattern (pictured) and genuine Hawaiian Barkcloth, the same one I use for these dresses.

So cute!

Friday, January 7, 2011

A simple and inexpensive gift for little ones

When I was pregnant with my son, my workmate James said to me: "you'd better start saving up for all the birthday presents you're going to have to buy!".

By this, he meant that when your child reaches a certain age, they are going to get invited to parties - and lots of them.

For some parents, buying a gift around the $25-$30 each time can be a burden on the household budget, so here is my suggestion for a gift that lasts for years and is useful -and is under $10.

A button badge set, designed and handmade by draw! pilgrim and a Little Golden Book is a suitable gift for a child between 1 year old and up. Ofcourse, you would'nt give the child the badges to play with, but they look great on a 'nappy bag' or on a child old enough to understand not to touch it.

As for the Little Golden book, these can be picked up for under $5 each from supermarkets and bookstores. If the books get damaged over time, the pictures can be used to make greeting cards and collages.

To see more of draw! pilgrim's lovely artwork, visit her website here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

'Kitty' dresses in Blue & White Pindot worn as bridesmaid dresses

Here is a sweet photo of Alisha and Bek wearing my 'Kitty' dresses as bridesmaid dresses at Melanie's wedding.

I think they look great. They are dresses that can be worn again, which is a bonus for girls - especially when I think about the bridesmaid dresses we wore in the 1980's!!!

The 'Kitty' dress can be made in any fabric (as long as it is suitable) and can be purchased from here.
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