Making Monday #3

Every Monday I share what I’ve made this week as well as my favourite vintage baking or sewing ideas and the crafty bits I’ve bought this week.

Get again my making efforts have been somewhat thwarted this week by poorly children! I think it’s that time of years when there’s so much stuff going around that at least one of us will be ill at any one time! Luckily everyone is currently on the mend.

I did manage to sew Jessica a top using one of the patterns I bought a few weeks ago. I made the classic mistake of not measuring her first and just made it up in her normal size. The top came out huge! I don’t think it will fit her until she’s well into her teens. I also had loads of problems with the pattern despite it being a very simple and easy design so I will have to give this another go at a later date. There would be a picture here but I don’t know where I put it!

I also made a start on a new cushion cover using lot’s of colourful buttons. This took me absolutely ages, however my button sewing skills are now second to none!

The only other thing I made this week was these little hearts which I am going to add some string to and hang in a window.

I haven’t managed to bake anything except some cupcakes with the girls, my family have loads of birthdays in November and December so I’m sure I’ll have plenty to bake then!

I’m not sure what I’m going to get mad this week as we are off to Butlin’s for two days this week and then spending a night in Bristol which is really exciting, maybe I’ll bring my knitting needles along with me.

This weeks vintage make is an homage to the crappy British weather!

Sorry my last two Making Mondays have been a little sparse! I promise I will make some fabulous vintage style dresses very soon!

Has anyone else made anything nice this week I’d love to see so please link in the comments. Have a fabulous Monday. xxx

4 Comments

  1. Margaret October 21, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Oh how I wish I could sew :3 Or knit, for that matter ^^

    • vintagefrills October 29, 2013 / 7:26 am

      I taught myself to sew so it can be done, as for knitting thats still a work in progress for me too!

  2. Jessica Cangiano October 21, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Love the vibrant heart made out of buttons, that is such a fun, clever idea – plus it’s one that the non-sewer, or hand sewer only, could easy master. I’ve been sewing buttons as part of my mending, and on some of my craft projects, for ages, so this is something I think I would easily do – and very well may one day (it’s so cute an idea to pass up!).

    ♥ Jessica

    • vintagefrills October 29, 2013 / 7:27 am

      Thanks honey! xxx

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