We still don't know who's won the competition, but S&J made the photographs available to all the ladies that were there on the day of the shoot. They've put the videos up too, so here I am in all my porky glory :)
Thanks to Scarlett and Jo. I'm really pleased with my photographs. I very much want this dress (above) and I'm waiting for it to be released! Its so comfy and a great dress for work or just every day.
So this is Lola. One of the latest patterns from Swoon
I really wanted to have a go at this ages ago, but I've got soooo many things on my list as well as commissions, it just didn't happen.
This fabric is from the Cotton and Steel Lucky Strike set from the Fabric Guild. It looks so adorable and fresh with the white faux leather (http://www.u-handbag.com/)
As usual, the pattern was easy to follow. Swoon patterns have simple printables (no taping together 10 sheets or whatever) clear instructions and they walk you through from start to finish. If you have any issues, you just need to ask - Alicias always available via email or facebook to help, as are the hoards of other Swooners on the facebook pages.
As you can see I've also started putting my own zip pulls on now which are just little feathers.
So, since I discovered the Fabric Guild, I've been going a little loopy buying larger amounts of fabric. This one is Cotton & Steel Mochi Gamaguchi Navy
I really wanted to make a dress for the vintage sewalong, however the more I worked at this (its
Butterick 5748) the worse it got. Eventually I just shoved it in a cupboard to be looked at some.other.time...
Slightly more successful was what I did with the rest of the fabric. Determined to wear a handbag themed outfit for the school stall, I made this on a wing and a prayer. I used pleats instead of gathering and it came out ok. Phew!
Noah loves his craft. His head is full of creations. He is definitely the most creative in the house (I come in second LOL)
He really enjoys knitting with his loom and made a beautiful scarf which I raffled off at the School Pamper and Shop evening. He made £11.50, which enabled him to buy the Harry Potter wand he was after!
He can use normal needles though. He entranced the ladies at the local craft event after he plonked himself down and started with his in-over-through-off!
It was lovely to see - everyone was so impressed to see a 6 year old boy knitting away.
He does love an audience too!
This is his finished scarf - won by Mrs Rees from the school.