Sunday, 3 May 2015

Gift Ideas To Sew For Mum or Grandma

Mother's Day is almost here and what better way to show your love than with a handmade item. I have collected 12 gorgeous ideas that you can sew up in no time for your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law or any other special woman in your life. Just click on the caption below each photo to be taken to a tutorial.

The hardest part will be shopping for materials if you don't have them on hand already and deciding what to make first.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Mother's Day for the 10th of May, well for every day really as mothers are just so special, no matter how old you get.

Now I am off to start creating something special for my mum, where to start.........

Michelle from Fairy Kisses Boutique & Fairy Kisses Patterns.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Valentine's Day Sewing Ideas

It's under 2 weeks til Valentine's day and I don't know about you but I love sewing for V Day, it takes the commercialness (I know, not quite a real word but you know what I mean) out of it and brings that nice homemade touch to it. Whether it is a cushion cover for the couch (so I can snuggle with my man on V day) or a pretty table runner to decorate the table that we have a candlelit dinner on or even something for the kids like a chair bag for them to collect letters from the family, it can be a fun and quick project to do that will make it that much more special.

I have put together a short list of sewing projects from around the web that you can try out if you please, the best part is that they are all free tutorials  :)

We have more ideas on our Pinterest board so take a look when you have some spare time.

Here they are, just click on the caption below each picture to be taken to each tutorial  :)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress Pattern

I am so excited to be a part of a blog tour for Little Kiwis Closet who make fantastic PDF patterns for babies and kids.

The pattern that is being featured in this blog tour is the Scalloped Princess Dress which can be purchased on craftsy, even better is the special reduced price which is only valid for remainder of the blog tour (last day is the  6th July).

Let me tell you about how I came about wanting to try this pattern myself. My daughter had a Frozen dress up birthday party to attend and she wanted to be Elsa. I had months worth of notice and ordered a dress online which sadly did not make it to me. I had a few days left and knew I would end up making a dress myself as I did not want to disappoint my daughter. One of the testers created a lovely Elsa dress from this very pattern and I knew any of the patterns from Little Kiwis Closet are easy to sew up with amazing finishes so I knew this was THE pattern to use. It took me one whole day to sew (til the early hours mind you) and was worth it, I never thought I could ever create anything like this but here it is and I am so proud of the outcome.

The skirt is nice and twirly which is a winning feature in my household  :)

And of course what is an Elsa without a cape?

My daughter's reaction to the dress the next morning was priceless, she was so happy that she ran and put it on straight away, she kept it on all day, wore it to the party, wore it for the rest of the night and only got out of it to get change into pj's before bed. My daughter has a series of dress up princess dresses from the stores and she has never spent more than half an hour in any one of them at a time. More than anything she is just so proud of me that I was able to create something like this for her, something that makes me smile.

The Scalloped Princess Dress is a multitude of dresses all in the one pattern as it features 4 Necklines, 2 Bodice Styles (princess and scalloped), 3 skirt styles (knee length, long and high/low hem) and 3 Hem styles (Accent Facing Hidden Facing Simple Hem) to choose from. Even better than that is that you can make pretty much any Disney Princess inspired dress from this one pattern.
This pattern is recommended for advanced beginners and goes from size 12 months to 9 years, a much better size range than those found in stores.

I will definitely be  making this dress again and it will be my go to dress for any future dress up character dresses, especially anything to do with princesses  :)

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hello and welcome to my new blog. Firstly let me tell you a little but about myself.
I am a mother of 2 kids who are 13 and 8 years of age. I am currently studying full time at university and in the last year of my degree (thank goodness for that!)
I started up an online business late last year because I absolutely love babies and children. Whenever I go shopping I cannot be steered away from all the itty bitty baby clothes. When my own children were little I didn't find a lot of variety in styles of clothing, especially for boys. I have been complimented in my choice of gifts for the children and babies of friends and family which delights me as I love shopping for others. You can visit my baby & children's page on facebook here, make sure you LIKE the page so you can get regular updates and specials. My business is called Fairy Kisses Boutique which my 8yo daughter and I came up with together by just brainstorming words that would match my vision.

Shortly after launching my online business I started sewing. My wonderful partner bought me a whiz bang sewing machine for my birthday and I have not looked back since. I am completely self taught and have already made a range of clothing, toys and accessories that I have sold online. I have received lovely feedback from my customers which drives me to continue to create.

In this blog I will be sharing my creations as well as giving some tutorials on how to make different arts and crafts project, especially for kids. Please subscribe to my blog so that you do not miss any of my entries and drop me a comment below to let me know where you are from and how you found me  :)

Here are some of my favourite creations so far: