...well that's what the dummy be called for the time being anyway.
At home we mainly call my baby girl by her pet name: 'Bug' or 'Mabes' I'm sure that Mabes will in the fullness of time (as her chatter vocab increases) give the dummy a better name.
You might be wondering what the dummy is for and what I am going to be doing with the oddles of contraband fabric (all courtesy of my good friends Freespirit). Well some of you might know that I am a proud mum (who sews bags) and that mum has decided to turn her attention to designing clothes for her baby.
I'd like to introduce you to Mabel.Mk 2, my non-wiggly, very patient, very still toddler dummy. The cardigan that she wears is a gift to Mabes (my wiggly-giggly baby) and it was knitted by my lovely friend Helen. Thanks Helen, it's adorable. I know that Mabes loves it because the first thing she did on presentation of said cardigan was give it a deep sniff and then she rubbed her face in it's fluffy softness. Xx!
Hehe heee! I love sourcing fabrics for my writing - the fabrics you see are only part of the contraband, there yet more on the way! Hahahaha! 'Alan despairs, but I don't care'. Lalalalalaaaa
My patterns will be released as of S/S 2014 in a very very exciting new format - that I have to keep quiet about for now. The publisher and I have cooked-up this fab pattern format. They mocked it up and everyone I have shown it to has been blown-away! Wheeeee! It's safe to say that this format will not only look delicious, but I intend for it to be appealing to even the most nervous of sewists. I think sewing from instructions should be fun and relaxing; you should be able to chat, sip a nice brew and enjoy the process - you should not have to rip hair out over unfriendly and 'garden-path' type instructions.
Yep, I have designed items of girl's clothing - all of which (IMHO) are pretty (though not overtly in-your-face-girly, versatile and quick-ish to whip together. Each design will have 3 pleasingly different variations (because I'm all about value for time and money).
So I'm back on the writing wagon again - well, as winter draws in what else would I be doing in the evenings? Getting my CRAFT ON of course!
What craft action are you looking forward to this winter?