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Look What We Found In Cornwall!

Picture of Cornwall CottageWe decided for our 13th Wedding Anniversary to go away for a long weekend to Cornwall. We stayed in this gorgeous cottage in Mousehole and on Saturday visited the lovely town of St. Ives.

Picture of Lizzie Shirt Baby TopWhilst looking in all the wonderful little boutique shops we found one called LAFF selling lots of baby and children’s clothes made in the UK. They stocked brands such as Lizzie Shirt, Little Blossoms, Madfish Clothing and Inch Blue all designed and manufactured in the UK (mostly in Cornwall).

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby DungareesWe bought a baby top by Lizzie Shirt and some baby dungarees with butterflies on by Little Blossoms.

Then on Sunday we decided to visit St. Just and as we were driving in we spotted a craft shop and Robert saw a sign in the window for Little Blossoms!

Picture of Little Blossoms Winter CoatThey weren’t really open but the owner let us go in and we chatted for ages about the baby clothes and finding ones made in the UK. It was great to meet the designer and maker of the clothes and we couldn’t help ourselves and bought 4 more items!

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby DressWe loved this thick fleecy coat and bought it in size 1-2yr old so that we would get more wear out of it! We also bought a gorgeous baby pink flower dress, blue spotty baby jacket and pink spotty dungarees.

Picture of Little Blossoms Baby JacketThe fabrics were just gorgeous and we were sorely tempted to buy everything in the shop!

In addition all the Little Blossom clothes are reversible so there are pockets and decorative flowers on the inside and outside, so they can be worn either way. We were very impressed to say the least!

In general, Cornwall seems to be very proud of all it makes and shouts about it at every opportunity! Why don’t we do this in Warwickshire?

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I’ve Finished the Baby Dungarees!

Picture of Baby DungareesWell after another 2 hour sewing session this week, I managed to finish the baby dungarees I was working on!

Again I think it has taken me 5 weeks of 2 hour sewing sessions to finish them! And I sewed on the leg poppers, machined the button-holes and added 4 buttons in the evenings as well!

So much for being quicker this time around! Never mind they are finished and I think they look okay!

Picture of Handmade Owl DoorstopFor the last 2 Wednesday mornings, I’ve also been going to another sewing class, held at the Almanack in Kenilworth, to handmake an Owl Doorstop for the nursery!

We don’t actually need a doorstop but I thought it could go somewhere in the room for our daughter to laugh at!

What’s next on my sewing project list? Well I need to make a travel changing mat and a draft excluder for outside the nursery door.

Another 2 baby items handmade in the UK!

Handmade Baby Dungarees!

Picture of Baby DungareesI’ve made some progress on my next sewing project; the baby dungarees! I managed to zig zag stitch around a flower shape in dark red gingham fabric on the top part – admittedly not very neatly but from a distance it looks okay!

I also managed to sew around the bottom of the legs incorporating the extra thick seam for the poppers. I’ve just got to machine the top part, create the slight gathering on the waist of the trousers and attach the two together. I say “just” but it’ll probably take me another couple of Wednesday afternoons to do this!

I was hoping it would only take me 3 weeks to make but it looks like it might be 4! I am going to try to sew on all the poppers one evening so that the bottoms of the trousers are finished.

If I’m feeling brave I might have a go at machine sewing the seams on the top part but don’t hold your breath!

What am I Making Next?

Picture of Burda Pattern for Baby ClothesI’ve decided to make another baby outfit from the sewing pattern I bought – this time I’ve chosen to make some dungarees (circled in red in the picture).

Thankfully the top part is the same as the top part of the dress I made, so I should be quicker at making that bit. Yesterday I copied the pattern onto baking parchment and cut out all the fabric. I then managed (under guidance of the sewing teacher) to machine the pants part together and attach the popper band between the legs!

I’m hoping instead of the 5 weeks that it took me to make the dress, it might only take me 3 weeks to make the dungarees!