Wednesday, 14 July 2010


James has just turned 5. Layla is now one and a half. We have been thinking what we can do about the bedroom situation when it is time for Layla to go into a big bed. Personally I am hoping to get at least another year out of her sleeping in the cot. She sleeps really well in a cot and I just don't want to risk having the sleeping problems that we had with James when he was moved into a big bed.

So far, our solution is to wait until James is 6 and then buy him a semi-loft style bed - not as tall as a normal bunk, but with a pull out desk and drawers underneath for extra storage. And of course Layla will get James' old bed (with trundle for any accidental falls out of bed).

I figured that I would give myself a nice long amount of time to make them both some new quilts for their beds. I ordered this fabric from - Lizzy House Castle Peeps. It arrived quickly and as James is extremely impatient, I thought I should whip up something to keep him going until the quilt is finished (hmmm, in a year???).

Bunting is now in place and he is happy..... although he can't understand why I am not letting him pull it down to use as a "Finish Line" for races...boys....

Friday, 9 July 2010

I do sew....

First up, James asked me to make him a new hat as his old one (that I made) is getting too small. It is true. However he does have another 6 or so caps to choose from, I am not sure just how necessary it was...... oh well, it is always nice to think your children value the sewing you do.

This hat was made using the Make it Perfect pattern.
Please excuse the face....

As a contrast, this is the cap that Layla is fond of at the moment (preferably worn backwards).

And finally, some PJ pants for James. Did he really need them? No. Did he ask for them? No. I was just keen to use the Michael Miller flannelette fabric before he was too tall for the 0.5m piece of fabric I had in my stash.

There has been plenty more going on here, but I think I will spread it out over a few posts. Coming up, The Craft Room meet, a scarf, some bunting, the start of a single bed quilt, clothes for me (multiples)...... stay tuned.