Saturday, 31 October 2009

Best Foot Foward

Christmas in Tobyboo land started in July - stockings have been in my head ever since...... I'd come up with an idea and start sewing at about 11.30pm just in time to annoy my husband.

Here's a few that are now listed on Etsy and MISI but will have all the collection for We Make Christmas - unless they sell now in which case Dave is really going to be Mr Miserable as I'll be sewing through the night to make more (unless the elves visit in which case all is good!).

Very proud of my puppy sock puppet one on the grounds that my stocking as a child was an old hideous sock, also the green velvet woodland one - Bah Humbug is back - he's nice.......oh I like them all! Here's also a peek at the baby booties stockings that I've been working on for The Designer Baby Show - filled with a decorated muslin and sleeping bunny.

you like....?

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Whoa - o - o she's my cover girl.....

Well not quite but my stockings are cover stars!! The Christmas issue of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine have Tobyboo stockings adorning the stunning Christmas set......very proud girlie! The issue isn't out yet but I've seen this sneaky peak online but will bore you all when I get the copy.

Monday, 26 October 2009

When Stanley met Sally

One thing that I'm really pleased with is my Christmas stockings - the sole makes them look really lovely standing   up, you fit more in and so far I still haven't seen anything like them and I think I know why.....they are a huge pain to make. My sister Sally told me last year to do something different and it was her size 5 boots that we drew around to make the pattern as a result those style stockings are now called the Sally stocking.

Sally is not to be confused with Stanley - no prizes for guessing that Stanley has no sole (no, not soul - this isn't Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Stocking form) and so Stanley is flat like - well - every other stocking out there.....except they are still one offs, still lovely using retro and reclaimed fabrics and still fully lined in well, rather gorgeous linings! Here be the first Stanley using retro style fabrics on toe and heal and a reddy herringbone tweed.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Bunny Bunny Bunny

So inspired by Toby's appearance as The White Rabbit at his 2nd birthday tea party here's a mix-o-mytasties
Button rabbit embroidery
Cute as a button piece from Rachel Loves Bob
White Porcelain Rabbit Brooch
White rabbit brooch from Poodles Breath
bunny ear cape
Bunny ear cape from Atticusfinchnz

Friday, 16 October 2009

I, Robot you Jane

So in my desperate attempt to build a fabric retro wind up robot (well you find another way to describe it) this was creation number 3 and 4. Numbers 1 and 2 are sadly cut up on my table and number 3 was built of parts of number 1.

A cute robot cushion (number 3) and a denim retro wind up (number 4) - I could be the only one that likes number 4, well I am his mother I suppose.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Digger digger digger....

What's that you say? You're looking for a blanket for a baby boy but you don't want any cutesy pastel malarky ? Something different? And no diggers......ehem....well two out of three ain't bad.....Today's creation is this - a higgledypiggledy patchwork blanket with a B and an O and a Y appliqued on for one lucky boy! Possibly a Tracey Emin fan? Hopefully it will go to a good home.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sunday, 4 October 2009

They're so still.....

Now, if you don't have access to a child 'Sleeping Bunnies' will probably mean as much as me saying 'Hi Hi Yojojo'. Sleeping Bunnies is a song that allows tiny people to lie down (well like a sleeping rabbit) and then jump up and down - all very exciting and as a result if you do a search on youtube for it you'll come across hundreds, as parents worldwide would like to show off just what their toddler can do.

The point is that it got me to making these - cute little rabbit decorations - the boy bunnies are now on sale on Etsy and Misi and the fairy ones will be on soon or if you care to see the goods in the flesh then come to the Designer Baby Show in Berkshire on November 15th.