Friday, October 24, 2014

Thankful for a Rest.

Over Thanksgiving weekend I was lucky enough to test a couple of patterns...I made 3 of Golden Rippy's latest top the Ice Blink but only brought one home with me. I hope the others that I made are being enjoyed!

The day I wanted to take photos was pretty when the Creative Princess stopped to put her shoes on I stopped her and we took the photos in the back room. I am loving the look of our rustic door in the background!

 When I was done editing these photos I immediately sent a couple to Mr. CB so he could feel the sense of shock I did over how much our girl has grown up!
 One of my favourite features of this top is the exposed zipper...I got really lucky and picked up some great zippers in Sudbury...they don't seem to have anything as awesome as this here in Niagara...I'm keeping my eyes peel for more fun zippers for sure!

Here is a peak at the other 2 shirts I made while we were in Sudbury. I hope the girls are enjoying them!

This pattern was quick and fun to put together! I love the zipper feature (it's my first time putting a zipper into a shirt like this!), the instructions were easy to follow and Rachel from Golden Rippy is there to guide you each step of the way! If you are looking for something different to do with some brilliant prints this top is for sure it! 

The sizing goes from 12 months to 12 years but please make this one by measurements as it fits big (Creative Princess is normally in size 14 ready to wear).


Thursday, October 09, 2014

My Lady Knight - Charming Doodle Tween/Adult Knight Hoodie

When this Hoodie came up for testing from Charming Doodle I was SO excited! I didn't know where to begin! My middle man isn't big enough for this pattern so the Creative Princess got to be my canvas. I didn't tell anyone in the house what I was up to (nothing new really) I just got to work.
 You can see that initially she was hesitant...take the photos mum! But then she started to enjoy herself and the Creative Princess has barely take this hoodie off for washing!

The Creative Princess LOVES Tamora Pierce and the stories of Alanna the Lady Knight so I knew she would enjoy is a quote just for you!
“Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?” 
― Tamora PierceIn the Hand of the Goddess
'Round here we think girls are pretty awesome!

What can I tell you about this pattern?

  • Print and tape, super easy to assemble
  • The directions are clear and it comes together pretty quickly
  • It is a fun sew! There were so many variations made (solid hoodies, colourful hoodies) it was fun to see how they all came together
  • Let your imagination go on this one! I love everyday 'costumes' and this fits that perfectly.

En guarde!

The boys are begging for their own versions and I will get to them...eventually!