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A Minky Blanket for a Baby Shower

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

A Minky Blanket for a Baby Shower

A couple of my friends are currently pregnant so I have a great excuse to start sewing for babies again! It is a wonderful way to make a personal and unique gift. There are lots of great ideas on Pinterest so I started a Pinterest board for things to sew for babies. You can check it out here. I got invited to a baby shower for my friend Karen. She expecting her second child, and she is not finding out whether she is having a boy or a girl. As I am not quite sure which gear she already has, I decided to keep it simple. I made a...

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Pattern testing the Nina Culottes by Compagnie M.

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

Pattern testing the Nina Culottes by Compagnie M.

My daughter just turned seven. She still loves pink, and she still dreams of becoming a princess one day. You will often catch her dancing and turning around in elegant ballet style moves, her mind somewhere in fantasy land. Needless to say, she loves dresses and skirts, as they allow her to move freely. In fact, she refuses to wear anything else. But...my daughter also has one particular non-princess passion: climbing trees. If she sees a tree she must climb it. If she sees a horizontal bar at a playground, you'll soon find her dangling upside down from it. And handrails are...

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A brand new sewing room

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

A brand new sewing room

This is my very first blog post on my brand new sewing blog, so I thought it fitting to start by showing off my brand new sewing room. I'm in sewing heaven! We've just moved back to Australia (Sydney) after 14 months in Belgium, and luckily our new house had some extra space to set up a sewing corner. It is up on the landing, where the windows provide lots of natural light. I did quite a bit of research to figure out which furniture to get, and even drew a scaled map of the room to make sure everything would fit. ...

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