Wow – August has been a busy and crafty month for me. I posted at the beginning of this month about why I’d been so quiet and uncreative recently. So the month of August has been full of making and I’ve loved every second.
First up – these two cute comforters from Issue 69 of Mollie Makes. Designed by the excellent The Merino Mermaid, this lion and zebra duo will go brilliantly in the nursery when it’s all finished (and I can’t wait for that reveal!). They were so much fun to make – and it’s even more fun with projects like this when the Lovely Mister asks me what I’m doing and I say “making a zebra’s arm”. The look on his face is priceless!
Then I made this gorgeous mini baby layette in this foxy grey fabric I bought from my new favourite online fabric shop Maud’s Fabric Finds. The little leggings and the bib are a great design from H and Sammi of one of my favourite blogs Live It. Love It. Make It that featured in Mollie Makes and the romper and hat are from Green Bee Patterns. I’m so used to making adult sized things for myself that it was a bit of a shock sewing binding on those little neck lines.
I loved the patterns so much that I made a second set out of this equally gorgeous lion fabric from the same place as the foxes. It was so much quicker the second time round and I completed this layette in an afternoon.
It wasn’t all about the baby makes this month though. I was both inspired by and excited by the prospect of the return of The Great British Bake Off and I made these cute coconut and raspberry tarts that went down an absolute treat at work.
And finally, my big project: this Lions and Tigers and Bears blanket inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Here’s a little peak but I think he deserves his own blog post, which will be coming later this week.
So, what have I got planned for September? Well, I don’t think I’ll match the output from August but I have got some plans up my sleeve. I want to make a rug for the nursery but I’ve also got some excellent product designs in my head for my shop, which I’ll be starting on when my new computer arrives.
What did you make in August? And what are your plans for September?