If you have a Mum or Gran who spends all their spare time sewing, knitting, embroidering and generally being super creative, why not give them a sewing or craft inspired gift for Mother’s Day, rather than another ‘Best Mum’ mug. As a Mum who loves to sew and craft, here are my favourite finds:
I found some fun colourful ‘slices’ of polymer clay fruit and flowers whilst going through my craft supplies. I had to do something with them as they were so bright and sunny. This is what I made – a neon yellow and green bead and tassel key ring. Great for bringing summer sunshine to rainy days and adding a pop of on trend neon colour to your bag or keys.
My daughter and I have been busy renovating our lovely dolls house, as she wanted a contemporary and modern house, rather than the previous Victorian style. However, it’s harder to find modern beds or shelving units to buy. So she found some images of a minimalist bed and shelving unit and I turned them into these designs. As the style is minimalist, this made it easier to do (I did try a more complicated design for the bed frame but the angles were too tricky and I gave up!). I’m not a carpenter (and please don’t look too closely at the storage unit because it’s a bit wonky!). Even being a few millimetres out makes a big difference when you’re working in miniature! Follow the instructions below to make your own dolls house bed and storage unit.
Mini doll dress pattern
This dress will fit a mini American Girl doll or Our Generation doll (around 6″). I made a small Waldolf doll (about 8″ high) which it also fits. The fabric in the pictures is a gorgeous Liberty fabric from one of my lovely local shops, Clothkits.
Sew yourself a cuddly unicorn friend
Unicorns are everywhere at the moment – for good reason. They are magical, colourful, cute and poop rainbows! So I decided to create a cuddly Unicorn for my daughter. Her full name is Princess Unicorn Yasmin the Third. Follow the instructions below to make your own pet Unicorn to play with and enjoy. Just don’t complain when you have to scoop rainbow poop from the floor (they don’t come house trained)!