Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Marmalade ... Kids?

I have loved making dresses for my nieces lately. This is the latest.


My Sister-in-Law (mother of all neices) loves them too .. apparently she has received comment after comment in the playground ... so she has given me an order..

Purses for: Niamh, Hannah, Amy, Mae, Eve, Maisey, Connie, Patience, Hope, and Harmony (the latter three are sisters). Apprently, Patience, and Mae are names which are difficult to find on "things" so those purses are to include those embroidered names.

A dress for Megan

An embroidered bag for Audrey

Hairclips for all.

Here are the first 2 purses ...


They are triangular, made following this tutorial. Between these and PG Tips, I was inspired to make new soap nut "t-bags" in the same shape ...


And guess what!! I got ANOTHER delicious parcel through the post today ...


Mr Marmalade has just this minute been called out on an emergency...


... a perfect opportunity to start reading ... I've wanted to read this for AGES!


THANK YOU GINA!




11 comments:

Kitty said...

Well no wonder you have zillions of orders - they're fantastic! I'm off to check out that tutorial now - that'll be another one for the folder of 'stuff' ;-) x

PS Gina's parcel is fab.

Kitty said...

OMG!!! Had to come back and say that Nicole Mallalieu Design tips and tutorials page is BRILLIANT! Thank you so much! x

Gina said...

I've just had to print off that tutorial - beautiful! Don't you just love making things for little girls (that's what happens when you've only had boys!) Enjoy the book!

pebbledash said...

Gorgeous sewing...not surprised you're going to be busy. And lovely parcel from Gina, lucky you. The Poisonwood Bible is in my pile to read too.

Florence said...

The dress is absolutely beautifu, you clever thing. What an amazing order too - so much!

We have the same kitchen scissors - my sister brought them back from Paris for me four years ago. x

dottycookie said...

Wonderful sewing - making things for tiny girls is just gorgeous!!

Lovely parcel, you lucky person. Is Mr MK really a fireman? Gosh. What a complete hero.

handmaiden said...

I can understand why u r getting orders....and the cherry fabric is so sweet

peppermintpatcher said...

Very sweet. How lucky to have a fashion-designing aunt.

Fancy Elastic said...

The cherry print dress is very cute, and what a long list of sewing recipients!

x

ps. I've tagged you on my blog. I hope you don't mind!

driftwood said...

that dress is jsut adorable, love the fabric.

summerfete said...

Isnt it strange how sewing is back in vogue. I come from a family of dressmakers, we all had matching dresses etc. I'm sure I'm not alone!

Clare