I’ve got a few projects going at the moment, which I’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks.
In a few weeks Little Princess turns four, so for the handmade part of her present I am making a collection of dolls clothes and accessories for her.
So far I have made a pants and coat set, a dress, four cloth nappies, and baby wipes. For the nappies I used this pattern, the baby wipes were loosely based on this tutorial, the dress I made up, the pants were made by coping a pattern from a pair of dolls pants she already owns, and the coat was loosely based on a pattern from the book Wee Wonderfuls. It’s the second or third time I’ve taken this book out from the library, I just love it. You can find a free pattern from the book here.
The other project I have been working on is a collection of embellishments, for scrapbooking, card making, altered projects etc. I started off just making these for my own use, mostly for adding to cards when i just need to throw something together quickly for a gift, but then I got totally addicted to making them, and finding new ones to make, and making more and more and more. So now I have a whole collection, which I will either be putting in my shop or trying to sell at markets.
Bead & wire sprays
Fabric & lace flowers
Crocheted flowers, mini doilies & butterflies
And smaller packs of embellishments including smaller crochet butterflies, doilies, hearts and flowers, paper flowers and butterflies, and velvet ribbon roses.
I wanted to make a few examples of uses for these embellishments, in case I do get to sell them at markets, so to start with I made this mini album:
To embellish the cover I used a paper butterfly, a crochet flower with button centre, two fabric flowers with button centres and a wire & bead spray.
The inside pages are not embellished, but each page has a pocket with a plain piece of card stock that slips in.
So, that's what I’ve been up to. And probably what I will be up to for the next few weeks, but there will always be other little projects going on in between. I’ll try to keep you posted :)