Category Archives: sewing

KCW: A dress up crown

Elena had a dress up day at child care today. That we remembered yesterday afternoon. Whoops. Attentive parenting all the way. Thankfully, (I never thought I’d say this) Elena’s really into pink fairies at the moment so an acceptable costume … Continue reading

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Pink pink pink capris

I’ve been thinking Elena could do with some 3/4 length pants for spring/autumn – and then I came across this pink chino drill at my local fabric shop. I knew it would make my girl’s day. Elena’s always reminding me that … Continue reading

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Sick baby, mama anxiety and dino tails: our weekend

It feels like we’ve had such a long weekend. Poor Hugo’s been very unwell. Our GP assured me it was a virus, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the poor mite has proper influenza (generally miserable, fevers, vomiting, rigours, runny nose, … Continue reading

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Two birthdays and some sewing

We’ve had two birthdays in the house – mine was earlier in July, and Elena’s this last week.  We both had lovely days, and we had a little get together to celebrate Elena turning three. I know it’s clichéd, but I … Continue reading

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More pink tulle than you can imagine: {little things to sew} tutu

One of the things we’ve learned with Elena is that swimming lessons = ear infections, even after getting grommets. I’ve no real idea why, because she doesn’t get them when we swim at the beach, but this term we switched … Continue reading

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Sewlosophy Serendipity pants and shirt

Months ago I came across a call for pattern testers over at The Mother Huddle. Destri was in the final stages of designing and launching a new pattern company – Sewlosophy Pattern Co. The Serendipty range includes pants, a top, … Continue reading

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Some hexagons

Sorry I’ve been so absent around here. I’ve been doing a lot of life admin and I’m not exactly the type of blogger to write a ‘1o top tips for tidying your living room’ post. You don’t need to read … Continue reading

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