I helgen har jag och min vän Mari haft en syjunta och hon visade mig hur man kunde göra enkla tyllkjolar. Hon gjorde en till sin son för ett tag sen och han älskade den. Så jag ville göra en åt mina två stora för att jag misstänkte att de skulle älska kjolarna lika mycket.
De stora kjolarna är gjorda av ca 48 remsor som är 120x15cm (det gör att längden på kjolen är ca 60 cm eftersom remsorna viks dubbelt) och remsorna knyts sedan fast på ett resårband. På varje kjol valde jag att bara använda 5 av färgerna. På min sons använde jag exempelvis inte den rosa färgen utan tog dubbelt av grön som är hans favoritfärg, och på min stora dotters tog jag dubbelt rosa eftersom det är hennes favoritfärg men inget grönt. Det gjorde jag egentligen bara för att kunna se skillnad på kjolarna så att vi slipper bråk senare.
Den lilla kjolen har remsor som är 60x15cm (dvs en längd på ca 30 cm) och jag tog ganska få remsor, bara tills jag tyckte det såg bra ut för att inte göra den för otymplig för lillan. På den här använde jag alla färger eftersom storleken gör att jag kan se att det är hennes.
Det är som sagt lätt att föra kjolarna och det enda som tar tid är klippandet och att knyta fast remsorna. Jag satte fast resårbandet runt mitt knä när jag knöt fast remsorna för att få stöd och hjälp att få alla remsor åt samma håll. Eftersom jag gjorde alla kjolar samtidigt vet jag inte riktigt hur lång tid en tar men alla tre tog ca 2 timmar och då är det lite medlande mellan barnen inräknat. Mina stora kjolar blev lite lösa runt magen. När jag mätte ut omkretsen räknade jag inte med att tyllet skulle spänna ut resåren så jag kommer förmodligen får korta in dem lite.
Barnen älskade kjolarna: lillan snurrade runt, runt och de två stora har lekt prinsessa sen i söndags. Kjolarna fungerade även som roliga peruker.
Here comes a bib I made from a owl-oilcloth that I just love, and it’s the cloth that on our table right now. I bought 1/2 meter extra just so I could make some bibs from it.
This one is made to be gender-neutral so I avoided the use any of the purple, pink and blue birdies.
(See the first post for the pattern)
So I made another bib, or actually I did a lot more but I only made one new color-combination. I haven’t bought any new fabric so there ain’t to many combination to be done.
I have avoided to made one that is mostly white, or that have white trimmings so they won’t look dirty to quickly. The green and the pink fabric really don’t go well together so thats´’s another combination that’s out.
Freja is now old enough to get some food, but that also means she is old enough to get food all over. We bought a babybjörn-bib but it’s to firm and she is to short so it gets uncomfortable for her, so I have been looking around for some soft bibs and didn’t find any. Or at least not any for a price I’m willing to pay. Then I decided to see if I could find some patterns online and make my own. I found a couple of ones but I really liked the one from Linda at Craftaholic anonymous, and I have used her Infant one for all the three bibs here (The infant and the toddler pattern is the same around the neckline and just differ on the length).
I started out with doing the green one and for that one I followed that pattern. The green is vaxed fabric and the black is regular cotton liner. The neckline is a perfect fit for my daughter so I fear that it will be to small soon so for the next one I altered the neckline. I really do like the pattern, the shape and length is perfect and I like that the pattern isn’t handmade. It’s easy to trace and is symmetrical. The green bib have been used and cleaned before this picture and are therefore a bit wrinkly, which doesn’t bother me (same with the pink and white one).
For the next one I altered the neckline by just drawing a straight line from the inside of the neckline and up to the edge. I also made the pocket a bit wider so it would stand out more then one the green one, but after using the green one the pocket stands out enough so I won’t do that alteration on the future ones. One this one I was in a hurry when it sewed the lining so it’s folded on some places (sorry for that). I really like the color-combination of this one and I look forward to made more bibs in different colors. I intend to decorate the pocket on future ones but I haven’t found a way to stitch on letters and shape which gets nice enough, yet. This one is also made with vaxed fabric and cotton liner.
The last one I made is from oil-cloth (a piece of a tablecloth) which is a bit stiffer then the vaxed fabric (Freja can use it but I think it needs to be used more to soften the fabric some, now it looks a bit uncomfortable but still usable). I just love the mushrooms! One this one I also altered the neck but i keep the pocket as the pattern made it.
Now when I have made some and got a hang of it a bib takes about half an hour to make from start to end. So it’s easy and fast. I really recommend it for those with infants (much cheaper also). Example: The muchroom-bib roughly costed 4 Euro (for liner and fabric) and then I have fabric left for probably two more bibs. I will make lots of more (have lots of fabric left) and I intend to leave some behind at Freja’s Grandmothers, aunts and so on so I don’t need to bring it with me all the time. I also plan to make some as gifts but that is probably something for later.
And here comes a picture of Freja eating and smearing bana-pure all over in her pretty bib.
So the Owl-mobile is finally done. When I started off I imagine that it would be 5 owls but after some measuring I realized that with this size there is only room for 3. So this is the ones I made.
On the Pink one i stitched the wings and feet before putting the two halves together but I really didn’t like how it looked and how it felt when I needed to stitch the halves together so on the black one I did wings and feet last.
I made hooks of some old paper-clips but I’ll see what I can find for solution later on.
You can see the Pattern I used here.
So a couple weeks before our little Freja arrived I started to make some felt-owls for an owlmobile. I didn’t get very far, due to the total lack of inspiration during my pregnancy but yesterday I finished the first one and more is on the way.
My Owl don’t have any tailfeathers yet but I might add it on later. I made the body first and then sewed together the top of the body, put the breaded hanger in between the bodyhalfs and then sewed up the bottom. After that I remember that feet and wings would be good so I put them on later. I thought I would do wings and feet before sewing it together on the next owl but now when I’m doing the next one I realized that you could and should do that with the feet but if you attach the wings before sewing the halfs together it will be hard to stitch the halfs together nicely so I would recommend to do the wings last.
My hanger is just two strands of black and one strand of white yarn that I breaded together. I made the hanger longer then the Carrier so I have some space to play with but also so I can fasten I on the Carrier later. The pupils are just drawn on with a permanent marker but I might sew something on later, the permanent marker was a nice solution when I didn’t find my black felt (that I later found under the sofa).
I’m using this pattern which I have found on a couple of different sites but I haven’t really found a creator, I found it on this site. I have shrunk the pattern down a bit (don’t remember by how many percent) so that I could fit a couple of ones hanging on our babycarrier. I used this stitches for the outline and just some regular ones to stitch the parts. For the stuffing I used the filling from an old Ikea-pillow.
So hopefully the finished mobile will be up soon:)