What I’ve been up to this week!

Hello all! It’s been a busy old week for me, with lots of things to make, places to go and people to see. I’m not complaining at all, it’s been great to have so much to do!

The week started off by going to a friend’s flat to watch the end of festival fireworks. We let young sir stay up late to watch them with us and he loved it. It was so sweet to see how excited he got about the sudden eruption of colours in the sky, especially when he kept checking everyone else was watching too.

Then the beginning of the week was taken up with finishing off some sweet little embroideries I was making for my friend who has just had her second baby. I made two, one for the new baby and one for her new big sister as I didn’t want her to feel left out:

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I really enjoyed making these. It’s been a while since I did any hand embroidery and I was very pleased with how they turned out, and more importantly my friend really liked them so all the work was worth it!

Then I had to whip up a kilt outfit for a lovely little man who is off to a wedding on Sunday and needed something to wear. He’s only 3 months old, and I think he is going to look adorable in this:

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The teeny tiny flashes are possibly my favourite part of this outfit. They just look so cute in such a small size!

And then this morning I was really excited to take delivery of our new bathroom suite! I cannot wait to have it all installed and take a lovely long soak in the bath. I know our current bathroom works fine, but really, who ever thought that a brown suite, bronze swirly tiles and wood panelling was a good look? And in such a small space! I really hope I won’t look back on some of my own design decisions in years to come and wonder the same thing!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and have a great weekend planned!

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Deluxe Kilt Package

I’m very excited to announce that I have introduced a new product to my little shop, and even more pleased to say that it is one for the boys! It aways seems that boys are somewhat overlooked in the world of handmade, and hopefully this will help change that, just a little!

So here it is: the deluxe kilt package! It comes with a kilt, waistcoat, tie or bowtie, and flashes, so all you need to finish the outfit is a shirt, socks and shoes. The kilt is made from polyviscose tartan, and not wool, which means it’s much softer against the skin (for the little one wearing it), and it’s machine washable (for us parents who have to consider such things!). It fastens with a button and a popper, both of which can be moved along the inner front panel to extend the life of the kilt. The inside of the kilt is lined over the pleats to make it more comfortable and to keep the pleats sitting where they should. And the waistband is finished in lovely soft cotton so that it won’t rub on baby’s delicate skin. There are also more pleats than in my basic kilt, which means that it is a little heavier and will sit better on even wriggly toddlers!

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It comes with a waistcoat made in a complimentary colour, picked from the colours in the tartan. The lady I made this outfit for asked for a green waistcoat and I chose this bottle green cotton which nicely coordinated with the dark green in the Dress Gordon tartan. The front panels of the waistcoat are lined with medium weight interfacing to give them a bit more structure, and there is a tie at the back to give it a little adjustment. The waistcoat and the kilt both use the same celtic buttons.

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This outfit came with a pre-tied tie, but the package is also available with a pre-tied or self-tying bowtie. The tie is made from the same tartan as the kilt, and fastens at the back of the neck using a popper. This means that it will come undone if pulled hard so that it isn’t a choking hazard.

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When I had finished these three pieces I couldn’t resist laying it all out together to see how it looked. And I have to say I was pretty pleased, even if I do say so myself!

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The deluxe kilt package is available through my facebook page or you can contact me with any enquiries. Prices start from £45 for the complete package