DIY tutorial: children’s Christmas faux fur blanket

Making stuff for the little ones has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to hear what my friends with children think of what I’ve made their wee ones! A project that I really enjoyed was making children’s faux fur blankets because 1) it’s important during these cooler days and nights and children catching a cold is definitely not something you want to happen, and 2) it’s so easy to make. If you’re still thinking of last minute Christmas gifts, this will be a perfect, easy and quick project to whip up in a jiffy!


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How I wear: my faux fur snood and Maison Miru statement necklace

With the drop in temperature (it was raining heavily with gale-force winds and some light snow on Friday, then it hit -1°C Saturday morning at 9:40am) here in Scotland, it’s time to bulk up on the layers not to catch a cold or lose any digits or limbs! It doesn’t mean that you need to stop dressing up just because it’s cold and with my new pieces from Maison Miru and my trusty faux fur snood, I was able to do just that.

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Tutorial: Faux fur throw

A while back, I promised that I was going to post a tutorial on how to make a cosy faux fur throw after seeing the one in the Avon catalogue. I had bought my material some weeks before, but it’s been a pretty hectic few weeks for me with wedding organising to sort as well as other social commitments in addition to my classes, so I finally got started on it this week. I know that Suzannah over at Adventures in Dressmaking has already posted her own tutorial on making a faux fur throw, but I promised I would post one of my own and because there are some variations, here we go.

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Getting prepared for a furry Christmas!

You can’t deny that with only 43 days left till Christmas, all the big supermarkets and shops are stocking up on Christmas goodies. We don’t have a Christmas tree at home because of the two furry menaces who like anything that moves, glitters or shines. But just like anyone who has a pet or child to dress up in time for the festivities, I happened to come across some funny (and cute!) outfits fitting for them to wear this year!

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A different purpose for faux fur – throws!

On the back of my recent post on faux fur snoods, I can’t forget how warm it keeps you in this cold weather. I know it’s November, but I do know that the Mercury in places like Naples, Italy is still sitting at a cosy 21°C, it’s 1°C here in Edinburgh and this morning apparently, it got so foggy (that’s the Scottish ‘haar’ – not the Dutch one which means ‘hair’ – or fog coming from the sea) that you couldn’t see past the end of the street! I like to keep myself nice and warm and although we’ve got double-glazed windows in the kitchen and in my room, it’s nice sometimes to cuddle up under a nice, soft and warm blanket when you’re watching TV.

With that thought in mind, can you imagine how my eyes bugged out of my head when I saw this lovely faux fur throw in the Avon catalogue?

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DIY tutorial: faux fur snoods

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Source: Paris Insider’s Guide

Making faux fur snoods isn’t something new to me, I got my initial inspiration to make my own after reading Suzannah’s blog post on Adventures in Dressmaking and I knew I wanted my own. I hadn’t posted a tutorial before on this and figured with the cold weather other people might want to make their own to keep warm for the coming winter weather. So here goes. Continue reading “DIY tutorial: faux fur snoods”

Updates on the new projects

Remember the fabric I got from the fabric store not that long ago to make PJ trousers with?

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Material for PJ trousers, including matching his and hers sheep ones!

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Current projects

Sorry for the lack of updates! Been gathering things I need for my next project and managed to finish one last night as well as gearing up for my trip to Pakistan for my good friend’s wedding in 2 weeks time!

So having worked on this one during the week, had my friend come over for a fitting yesteday and I’ve finally finished this Black Watch tartan shirt dress for my friend on request:

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DIY Tutorial: How to make button holes

Haven’t started any new projects lately, especially with all the existing projects on the back burner I had yet to start. Since I had a day off today, I decided to make some progress on these.

I had bought faux shearling coats for my two bengal kitties about a year ago from Pets At Home which looks something similar to this:

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