Friday, February 24, 2012

The Gift of Giving

The truth is I love sewing of any kind.  The only downside of sewing as far as I'm concerned is that there simply isn't enough time to do it. The best sewing though is definitely sewing for people you care about.
My aim for this year we are now in is to make rather than buy as many gifts as possible and to try and use materials already in my rather extensive stash of craft supplies.
Sometimes though you see a little piece of something that just makes you think of a particular person and its impossible to resist acquiring it.
The beautiful chicken fabric above was the perfect thing for a very special little girl who had just moved to a new home complete with her very own chickens to tend.
The fabric I found on my first but certainly not last to an amazing fabric store and the pattern was based on something from one of my Enid Gilchrist books and adapted to fit its egg collecting purpose and the amount of fabric I had.

To think of this beautiful girl gathering her eggs in the aprons pocket "makes my heart sing" as Big Pickle would say. And for a mama with two boys the chance to work with red spotted binding and red ric rac trims was even more cause to sing.

Her mother is a remarkable, beautiful, kindred spirit in the true Anne Shirley sense of the expression.
With an inspiring ability to always see the hidden beauty in anything, she had admired a vintage sheet in her stash and remarked that it would make a great skirt. Thanks to Weekend Sewing and me boldly stealing it from her shelves for a bit it is now the perfect thing for her to wear to swan on down to the vegetable patch at the bottom of her wonderful garden.

Why should boys have all the fun in Huck Finn pants when they can look this gorgeous on a little girl who needs some comfy duds for her outdoor adventures.

Her younger brother has a passion for owls and when I saw this beautiful Cloud 9 Organics print it could have no other intention than a pair of Treasure Pocket Pants from this marvellous book. Teemed with a cotton canvas from here and a piece of an older Cloud 9 print it was a fun project to work on and its lovely to see the result being enjoyed.

1 comment:

  1. We are enjoying these lovely wares as much as we have all the other beautiful things you've sewn us. How lucky we are! I promise to take some photos of the aprons asap!