30 June 2011

pirate time

Since we're living around the world, we didn't get the pirate craze that hit the US a while ago. (or maybe it's just that we don't watch that much TV).

So when MADE had a pirate post, I was like "meh...". Then Jake and the Never Land Pirates came Down Under (29 May 2011). Holy Moly we went pirate crazy.

So for DieselBaby's birthday, I decided to make him a Jake vest. It looks pretty simple - just a blue vest with yellow trim and yellow buttons.

I used the Frontier Vest but added a fold-over collar. Once sewn together, I added a yellow bias tape around the collar (and blue on the armholes). The buttons were made using some of the yellow bias tape, so they match.

To complete the present, I made a head scarf using some red material I had in my stash, eye patch using black felt and picked up some gold doubloons.

ahoy mateys! the gift was a success :)

22 June 2011

birthday shirt

14 June 2011


I've been an absent blogger/crafter.... A recent spill has left my cutting, sewing, typing hand non-functioning. I am now on the mend. I've been fabric shopping....

DieselBaby's birthday is coming up, so I must start making his birthday shirt. I've made his previous shirt (1 - flag, 2 - bus, 3- ???) I'm thinking either firetruck or Cat in the Hat.