I Want To Break Free!

I hope you guys have been busy enjoying the free Sandcastle Bucket Hat pattern. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet you can find it here. I chose not to include a chin strap in the pattern as I am conscious of the potential choking risk. However, during testing...

Beach Hair – Don’t Care

Beach Hair – Don’t Care

If you take a look at the only proper photo I’ve had taken in the last 5 years you’ll see I have a LOT of hair. That photo was a small hair day straight after a hair cut. I love having curly hair, it’s great. Unless of course there’s water...

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

I love hearts. I have them festooned liberally around my studio. I had an idea to create a Valentine’s outfit for Charlie using hearts, however, Valentine’s day isn’t a huge deal in either of my home countries, so I wanted to design something stylish, but...

Faking It

Faking It

Tis the season for long sleeves and layers. I love the layered look, but Jack doesn’t like wearing 2 t-shirts, so I fake it. It’s ridiculously easy. Start with a regular t-shirt pattern – I’m using the Eclipse here. Cut 2 regular, short sleeves from your main...

Ruffle Tutorial Part 2

Ruffle Tutorial Part 2

This time I’m going to show you how to make a more traditional ruffle. The brilliant thing about detachable ruffles is that you can make more than one for each nappy! 1. Choose your fabrics:inky for the nappy, and pretty much anything you like for the ruffle! 2....

Ruffle Tutorial Part 1

Ruffle Tutorial Part 1

I’ve had quite a few requests for help adding ruffles to nappies, so thought I would create a couple of tutorials for you. I’ll talk you through two slightly different ways to make a detachable ruffle nappy. These are by no means the only ways to make...

Monster Hoodie

Monster Hoodie

Hands up if you have a little monster at home… Fancy making something for them but don’t have the time/patience/skills/confidence to make clothes from scratch? Well how about a monster hoodie? They’re so easy to make and I can’t even begin to...