Finished Projects Giveaways

Winners of the Fourth Birthday Giveaway + Holiday Sewing

November 18, 2015

Less than a day to my trip and I really should be packing, but I do need to announce the winners of the Fourth Birthday Giveaway. And also to share with you what I’ve been sewing over the past two weeks!

So first things first. The winners for the Fourth Birthday Giveaway are

Lyn Lee and Tara!

and these were their comments.

Lyn said,
“Thank you for ur generosity in giving out presents. I would love cute batik prints to make a dress for my 2 yr old girl. Also love charming florals n beginning to appreciate Nano Iro designs”

Tara said
“Happy blog birthday!!! \\(^o^)// I’ve been reading your blog since you started and I love getting a first look at Japanese pattern books with your commentary.Β My favorite designer is definitely nani iro – oh how I covet those simple, yet artful pieces. Especially neutrals with pops of color or anything with a gradient or ombre effect.Β Have a great time in Japan! I will definitely follow along via Instagram.”

I will try my best to fulfill those wishes. πŸ™‚ Β I will be emailing you ladies shortly to get your mailing address, but do note that I will only be mailing them out when I get back which will probably be the first week of December.

Now ready to see my holiday sewing? We are going somewhere with snow so it’s likely to be cold. The older kids already have their snow gear from previous years but not Baby. So I bought this really cute fleece lined knit (apparently it’s called sweatshirt fleece?) on clearance for $10/m as well as some regular navy blue fleece. And I made these…

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Β A cute little pair of booties

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Used non-slip mats from Daiso for the bottom soles.

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It is quite hard to get a wriggly baby into a pair of boots. So I modified the pattern to form a side enclosure. The horizontal placement of the velcro is deliberate as it allows me to adjust the tightness of the opening.


Then I made a double fleece jacket. This was super quick to sew and made using a long sleeve t-shirt pattern, coupled with a hood pattern from a Cucito magazine.

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Snuggly fleece on the inside.

Β I also made two pairs of monkey pants! One with the cute animal print as the main fabric, and the other with the navy fleece as the main fabric.



There was enough for a pair of mittens as well but they were not finished before I took these photos. Rest assured that I will NOT be using all the pieces on the same outfit πŸ™‚ They are for co-ordinating with other tops/bottoms.

I also made a backpack for my 7 year old, to make it easier for her to carry her stuff around handsfree. I made it using a Kayo Horaguchi x Little Twin Stars fabric that I’ve hoarded for ages, and it was so hard to make the first cut! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, I did not manage to take any pictures of it as well, so hopefully I can snap some shots of it in action. I’ve still got lots to do so I shall sign off here. There will be no posts next week as I will be on holiday, but do follow me on Instagram where I will be posting about my trip.



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  • Reply Tara November 19, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! Now I need to plan a project for the fabric…

    Your makes are so cute and look very comfortable! If I was a kid, I wouldn’t mind wearing them all at the same time.

  • Reply Mel November 19, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Oh my goodness, SO cute!

  • Reply Peggy February 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Where can I find the bootie pattern. They are adorable.

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