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Pretty Pretty Kitties

Okay, I have to admit it – I am completely addicted to that TV show “The Great Bristish Sewing Bee”. It basically a show where contestants are challenged with various weekly sewing tasks – at the end of each week one contestant is eliminated leaving us with the final week where a winning “Sewing Bee” is crowned.

So – to get my creative juices flowing, I dusted off my trusted sewing machine and tackled making some softies that I have been imagining making for a while now. After lots of sketching, planning, pattern making, adjusting and re-adjusting – a litter of three kitties where born. What a proud mummy am I?

Naturally to put these new creations to the ultimate test I had to try them out on the smallest people I know – my twin niece and nephew. After much pulling, prodding, stroking, hugging and kissing my kitty trio where finally given the toddler seal of approval. Dominic did not want to go home without his new friends and Annabelle kept saying, “They are cute – They are cute!” – so I am super chuffed!

I thought I would give you a sneak preview of my little kittens. I plan on putting them (and more of their siblings) up on my online store (on Hello Pretty) – so watch this spot for more info. In the interim if you are interested in getting your paws on an original Pretty Pretty Kitty, let me know – I would love to create a kitty for you.

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Pretty Pretty Kitty

Rag Dolls – part 3

Seriously, who doesn’t just adore Scandinavian design? I mean those clean lines, gorgeous patterns, bold colours, whats not to love? Now combine that with my ongoing quest for the perfect rag doll and you have Jane Foster’s quirky creations.

Jane lives and works from her modern eco home in Devon in the UK. According to Jane her passion is “bold, simply, happy designs”. You can see this clearly reflected in her collection of charming soft toys.

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Read more about Jane on her webste

Song Birds

Emily Sutton crafts these exquisite song birds by hand and details them with delicate stitching and paint. I admire the amount of love and patience that must have gone into making them. You can see more of these little darlings on Emily’s website (found via Oh Joy)

bird houses

It been a while since my last post, we have been very busy with wedding plans, the wedding and the honeymoon that I simply couldn’t get to everything. Anyhow, have a look at Tamar Morgendorff, isn’t this bird house fantastic. Birds where a big theme at our wedding and they continue to inspire.