By Beverley A. Laundry

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      Play Tepee


      For Christmas this year I made a tepee for Oscar. It took me a few evenings to muddle out a plan and another week or so to sew it up during nap times. I wrote down a crude set of instructions on how to make one for a couple of friends, and thought I’d share here in case there’s anyone following my exploits that wants to have a go. The instructions are rough, but hopefully are enough to give an understanding of the process.

       

      The final product, as presented to the wee man on Christmas morning.

      The final product, as presented to the wee man on Christmas morning.


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      Cut chenille baby blanket


      The great thing about Facebook due groups, (and the internet in general) is the amazing things people find and share in them. I just finished making one of these for the little bun.

      http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-faux-chenille-blanket.html

      (Actually ended up following this tutorial, as I liked the idea of using flannelette for the back)

      http://www.aestheticnest.com/2010/08/sewing-heirloom-cut-chenille-baby.html

      I’m super happy with how it turned out, what an awesome idea. Extremely labour intensive (by my lazy standards) but the moment it comes out of the dryer is totally magical.


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      Toddler Tee-Shirts


      Poor neglected blog. Here I am again. A quick recap of life since March 2011:
      I retired into full time mummyhood, Baby Oscar was born and has been growing ever since, I had an unexpected medical adventure which left me banned from driving for a year, we sold our house and moved to Christchurch, now expecting baby number 2. And I guess that’s about all :)
      So, throughout all that I’ve had a had a heap of projects on the burner. Some made it to completion and others are still in boxes in the garage, or crammed in bags under the couch. One of my more recent experimentations was with appliqué and fabric painted toddler tee-shirts and sweat shirts. Here they are:

      I had fun, but I’m sick of them now. I might revisit this project if I have some more ideas of cute boys shirts.


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