As I mentioned before I haven't managed to get much made in the last few months, but here are some things I created a few months ago that I had forgotten to post! :)
I obviously had to make something special for Chris' 1st Father's Day. Being obsessed with Pinterest at the moment I found the Dad photo ideas and decided to base Chris' first Father's Day gift on those. Here's what I came up with...
It's not the best photo of it (how do you take photos of pictures with glass in front of them?), but you get the idea! I took many, many, many photos to get some good ones where you could actually see the words and his face at the same time!
I also had another 1st birthday, this time for a little boy. Again using Pinterest for inspiration I made a tie and a couple of tie vests. There are various tutorials for these on the web, I'm not entirely sure which one I used now...
The tie vests ended up a little squint due to trying to persuade the material to go through the sewing machine without sewing through both sides of the vests, I still like them though. The tie is quite cute too and it velcro's at the back, easy for dressing up a toddler.
Finally I made myself a birthday cake. I was dairy free on my birthday (for Oliver's sake) and we're now dairy and gluten free to see if that helps Ollie, it does seem to be so we're sticking with it for a while, then I'll try giving him some dairy and gluten again. Anyway, this meant I couldn't get a bought birthday cake, but I still wanted a proper one.
It went so well until I tried to cover the sponge with dairy free butter icing - it just isn't the same as normal butter icing and my sponges slid around everywhere and I had a rather wobbly, tilting cake. it still tasted good though! :)
My niece needed a couple of things to brighten up her bedroom walls, so I made her a picture and some bunting. Not my taste or colours, but she is a very girly 3 year old who loves pink!
And this is the little monkey who wants whatever anyone else is holding or taking photos of! It's hard to keep things out of reach now he's on the move and cruising around furniture.
I can't believe Ollie will be 1 in three weeks! That's my next project, his first birthday party/gathering!