Wednesday 5 May 2010


Meet Vincent, Vinny for short.

He is a little monster, well not so little anymore approx 14" x 14".

He loves his moustache.

He loves doors and floors.

He is made from vintage barkcloth fabric from the 70's, a black dotty fabric, Full moon in slate and a few vintage, retro or just darn cute button eyes.stuffed with polyfil, with a little room left to add yor own bag of rice, to make him bottom heavy 
Hidden zip along the bottom allows you to fill the space up. Fully overlocked.
My handmade label on the back and a black dotty ribbon tag to finish him off.


Monday 3 May 2010


Monday's Make

I Love Boden Clothing, but just don't have the cash flow to go out and buy it, so I had a lightblub moment and have set myself a weekly challage to make new or re-invent some key pieces to get my own Boden look! (Oh dear what have I done....)

So the first is the simplest for me and for anybody who can't even sew, take one pair of old or new sneekers (bargin £6 form Asda), 2 metres of bias binding that I make for my shop blondesbackyard, otherwise any of those ribbons you have stashed to match the outfit you are going to wear, I used 1m of binding for each sneeker, tie'd a knot in each end no sewing required. Voila a Bodenesque pair of pumps.

Today I made a vintage & retro peg bag for the blondedesign shop need to play around with the neck a little on the next couple I do, using retro barkcloth fabric, a few cute buttons from the stash and chocolate spotty ribbon.

Also for the blondedesign shop I have made my first couple of gadget bags, after making one for somebody at work.
This one is classic Miffy with Amy Butler full moon fabric and red spot lining, chocolate spotty ribbon and a detachable key chain.

And this is a fab fabric I picked up off ebay - shoes!!! with Amy Butler full moon fabric in lime and a funky orange zip, more Amy Butler lining, green spotty ribbon and a detachable key chain.
Both of these are padded the Miffy one being over padded for those who like to make sure their gadget doesn't get broken.

MADE Girls Market Skirt Tutorial

Now I don't sadly have a little girl to dress up and make little skirts for, but if I did, she would have a wordrobe full of these.
I found SeetheWoodsandtheTrees talking about them so thought I would take a look, you can download the pattern for free and get making.
Just a thought we could all do with elasticated waists and a wordrobe full of skirts, if I up'd the pattern a few inches (OK another 30 inches or more.....) put on my best wellies and favorite cardi, I could almost pull off the pretty look, which is something I can't seem to do, even when trying on Wedding dresses, I wanted the 1920's lace look, all pretty and floaty, as soon as I put the dress on, my mum just looked at me, I looked and me and knew it was just so wrong.

Sunday 2 May 2010


A trio of Comicbook cushions
16" POW! cushion in black with white and grey felt wording, envelope back, cushion included
20" BAM! cushion in black with white and grey felt wording, envelope back, cushion included

12" ZAP! cushion in black with white and grey felt wording, envelope back, cushion included

All for sale in babyblondedesign shops, hope you like. Kx