Busy bee

Apologies if things have been a bit quiet here – the usual endless winter cold cycles have come to a head recently with some pretty nasty temperatures for both the boys, so energy and time for beading has been severely limited.  Plus as usual I have been inspired by the Great Britsh Sewing Bee to sew instead.  As well as a very quick and simple transformation of a pirate costume into a Cat Pirate for World Book Day I’ve now also made a completely amazing Triceratops head and tail for the bigger boy (although I do rather wish it was for me).  They came from a Simplicity pattern (1765), with some adaptations – the tail is mounted on a belt rather than sewn to their suit as I definitely don’t have time for entire outfit, and I used poplin rather than fleece which may have made things trickier, but the end result will be wearable year round.  

Greater love has no mother than to give up part of her precious Kaffe Fassett fabric stash to make a small dinosaur……..

Author: theindecisivebeader

Blogging from the outskirts of London about beadweaving and life in general.

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