beanbag booster seat

another project accomplished from this book.

my lil j performing QA on the beanbag. instead of using oilcloth, i used a $2.50 shower curtain bought from k-mart. still does the job i guess. now we have enough chairs for the little ones when lil j's friends come over for meals ūüôā

For God does not show favouritism.  Romans 2:11 



wait.. it is september already??

swamped! ¬†totally…¬†

was down with a real nasty cold and a stubborn cough for nearly 2 weeks! ¬†then lil j had a bout of vomiting and diarrhea which lasted over 5 days! ¬†poor kid… he was so miserable. ¬†thankfully, hubz’ been fit though.

and been busy clearing up the spare room, which has in recent months been made a storage area… the in laws are coming to visit in a couple of days.. exciting! nieces are going to be here too, so the house will be definitely be buzzing with activities and noise ūüėČ

all that… but sewing still need to be done.. ha!

yup, another birthday – so another sewn gift:) ¬†this dress was made for Nicole, one of lil j’s friends who turned 2 on the 8th. ¬†originally wanted to make the ballet neck toddler dress from this book¬†but ended up with only half of that ūüėõ

the bodice was made similar to the design from the book. i added some ruffles/pleats on the front as i felt the neck line was a little odd. the skirt is pleated and the front has a satin ribbon on the waist.

i got this lovely lace from dollar shop - it was so dainty! used it to finished the hem, and the arm hole.

¬†we had a lovely time at the party, albeit lil j’s diarrhea and vomit spell… ¬†gee.. that was like 2 weeks ago. ¬†time flies…

For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” ¬†Romans 1:17


sewing for the not-so-little people

last week i attempted some sewing for ahem! adults. ¬†so much for sewing kid’s clothing etc.

when hubz told me he bought me the sewing machine online in March, i immediately picked up my first book that weekend – one-metre wonders¬†(aka one-yard wonders). ¬†strange though, i haven’t make full use of the book so far – although i must admit it is a great resource. ¬†anyway, i finally decided to make the sundress featured in this book. ¬†i made two dresses in two days actually. ¬†they were meant to be birthday gifts for my two lovely friends.

this piece is made for Anne. violet dots on green fabric, with matching violet bias tape and thread

i bought this fabric because of Ada - blue and brown, her signature colors. so it has to be made into something for her!

typical me, i had to tweak whatever patterns into something more 'me'. i added little bow on the back. the piece for Ada has a pleat on the back of the skirt, while the other one for Anne is done according to the pattern. additionally, i used 12mm single fold bias binding for the hem instead of a double-fold hem.

now, the question is whether they will fit. ¬†you see, i have not a single clue of their measurements, and because i had wanted to surprise them, i did not get them to give me their vital stats. ¬†it will be very tricky to alter if they don’t fit.. but we will see how things go…¬†

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  1 John 4:10