Voile Bubble Romper

ImageI made this little playsuit for my daughter a few weeks ago. The weather was incredibly hot at the time and I thought the voile would make a beautiful, lightweight garment that would keep her cool. By the time it was finished though, the the sun had disappeared entirely and has only just come out again! I made a 9-12 month size which is a bit roomy but not so big she can’t wear it.  The fabrics  are both cotton voiles by Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry.  I used pearl press studs for the crotch closure. 

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I used the Sis Boom Carly Reversible Bubble Romper pattern to make the playsuit. This is a great PDF printable pattern, which comes with several options for sleeves. I must admit to being a bit intimidated when I realised the PDF was 30+ pages long! However, this is mainly because she provides highly detailed instructions and illustrations for each step. An added advantage is that you could use the pattern to make a dress instead by simply lengthening the pattern and cutting straight acoss the bottom edge, which makes it even more versatile. 

Here are a few photos of the playsuit in action:

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Eid Cookie Jar Gifts

Eid Cookie Jar Gifts

Eid mubarak everyone! This Ramadan has been challenging at times with the heat and a 6 month old but it has also been incredibly rewarding.

I made these cookie jar mixes to give as gifts when we visit family and friends this Eid. I used the Bakerella ‘Cowgirl cookies’ recipe, except that I used mini Cornish fudge pieces and white chocolate chunks instead of pink M&Ms and milk chocolate. I also used dark muscovado sugar in place of ordinary brown sugar.

To decorate, I used a Kilner jar (found at Wilkinsons) , printed out this instructions printable and stuck onto some scrapbooking paper. I also cut out a scalloped circle to use as a label and attached using some ricrac.

Next time I will try out an ordinary glass jar as I wanted to cover the top with some fabric, like an old fashioned jam jar (it’s not possible with a Kilner). I’m sure I’ll be making more of these in the future!