Tuesday, 11 May 2010

butterflies for bedtime

Little Missy finally has her second duvet cover, a polka dot cover with butterflies to flutter around as she sleeps.

I appliqued different fabrics scraps (some Liberty) on with some free machine embroidery, they are all a little different in their design and I really loved doing this.
Missy Big sat with me whilst I was making this, she had her sewing project out and we spent a lovely afternoon chatting and stitching - perfect.

Little Missy trying it out.

This is the first one I did, the linen and cotton flowers are appliqued, with a few swirly stitches to add some texture.

I plan to get some clothes made for the girls this summer and this has really spurred me on.
It's been too long since I made any clothes and I'm itching to get back to it.
Life seems to be settling down a bit as the girls get bigger and I seem to have a bit more energy.

happy sewing x


  1. What pretty stitching! I love those butterflies...such lovely fabric and the freehand embroidery works really well, love it!
    Little Missy is a very lucky wee girl!!
    Can't wait to see what you make for them next!

  2. Wow colette, these are so beautiful! Wish I had a mama like you to make me pretty things...

    I have always wanted to make bed covers for my two munchkins, maybe I will give this method a go... not butterflies tho. Robots or elephants... now theres an idea.

    lou x


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