Instagram gallery: June 2014

This year is absolutely flying by – I can hardly believe I’m putting together my Instagram gallery for June! It has been a fun month of crafting and I’ve learnt so many new skills 😊 I hope you enjoy my gallery!

 

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Ukulele baby bodysuit

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This cute baby project was inspired by something that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago – unfortunately I can’t find out where the original link came from before it was posted on a tumblr account. If anyone can help me out with that, let me know! The original is actually a guitar bodysuit, but (as I play the ukulele) when I saw it I knew I’d have to have a go at making a ukulele version, especially as some of my fellow uke-ers have recently had babies! I think the original version is probably printed onto the fabric, but I thought that an appliquΓ© version would look good. I’m not going to pretend that this is an easy project – sewing the neck of the uke in the arm is pretty tricky – but it is fun! And when it’s done you can play the uke on baby’s tummy! πŸ™‚ I’ve included the templates in this post, so you can download them by clicking on the link below.

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Tutorial: One-pot tea cosy

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Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mum! πŸ™‚ Hopefully you have opened your present…I’m about to tell people how to make it!

My Mum has a little one-pot tea pot, and she asked me to make a little tea cosy for it. When I visited her a few weeks ago, I measured it and made a template. It was actually quite tricky to make the tea cosy back here in Newcastle without being able to try it on the teapot, so I hope it fits!

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My new sewing machine!

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Today was a really exciting day – my new sewing machine arrived! πŸ™‚ My lovely old machine (that used to belong to my Mum and is many, many years old) decided last week that it didn’t want to sew through more than one layer of fabric 😦 This is my old machine:

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