Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rainbow Ruffles

This top was part of my new ideas for rainbow clothes.  I've used the Farbenmix Lore pattern and sewn ruffled strips of my hand dyed fabrics to the top.  I've left the edges of the ruffles unfinished which makes the construction quicker, but I also think a rolled hem would add weight to the ruffle pieces.

Rainbow Ruffle Lore-front

The back of the top

Rainbow Ruffle Lore-back

From the side of the top you can see how the orange ruffle doesn't extend around.  I'm thinking if I made this again I'll run the orange ruffle into the binding and around the arm. Then I'll trim the ruffle to be even.   I am still happy with my first draft of the idea.

Rainbow Ruffle Lore-side
Next time I'll also make the ruffle pieces longer, so that they overhang more.  If there is a next time!  (it has been tipped that there will be a next time because this top is a birthday gift, so it will not be part of Miss Moo's wardrobe)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Another year gone

Today was the kids' last day of school.   A few weeks back I made the teachers gifts.

For Will's teachers coffee cups filled with Lindor balls and a mug rug.

Teacher gift 1

The mug rugs are from Jolijou's Coffee Break embroidery files.

Coffee Break mug rug

For Mollie's teacher I made a wallet. 
Pattern: Geldborse big*money*bag


wallet inside

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Open Day

It was Open Day at school on Saturday.  I managed to take a few photos of the kids' classrooms plus one in Big Kindy.

The Big Kindy photo is really only a taste of how the room was set up.  The Big Kindy teacher always does the most amazing job every open day.   Here's a photo of the water feature that was set up in the room.

big kindy water feature
Will will be in Big Kindy next year.  Super excitement!  I adore that space.

Photos from Will's classroom

Little Kindy 1 Little Kindy 2
Little Kindy 3
Little Kindy 4
Little Kindy 5
Little Kindy 6

Some photos from Mollie's classroom

Class1-6Class 1-1
Class 1-2
The amazing albatross that the children made from paper mache.

Class 1-3Class 1-4
Class 1-5