Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas tees with textile paint

I had an entire Christmas outfit planned to sew for both rascals, but somehow time just flew by. So no small fry skinny tuxedo pants on the blog today, instead I managed to squeeze in a couple of Rowan tees (pattern by Titchy Threads) to wear underneath their store bought clothes. I had some fun with fabric paint and made them both a Christmas themed tee. The Rudolph drawing and the text are painted  by hand, no stencil, but I really need to buy some freezerpaper in the near future, so many more possiblities! For now, we're ready to party at Mr. Rascal's company Christmas dinner tonight.

Christmas Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads)- huisje boompje boefjes

























Christmas Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes

Christmas Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Getting into the Christmas spirit, some DIY decorations


I'm spending way to much time on pinterest these days, getting inspired by all the fun DIY things people make to decorate the house. Sounds familiar? Anyone? Well I've been adding some do-it-yourself Christmas spirit to our house too. The tree is up and I pimped some white pillows by adding textile paint Christmas trees.

christmas treeDIY Christmas pillow with textile paint - huisje boompje boefjesThe fireplace we used for Sinterklaas has turned Christmassy (is that a word?), and today I made a diorama with little rascal  using the winter wonderland templates by Mr. Printables. These cardboard animals are just so much fun. I love the neutral coloured ones on their website, but little rascal loves to paint, so that's what we did. Maybe I'll just make another set for me.

winter wonderland using Mr Printables templates
DIY Christmas fireplace


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sewing for me, another Omni Tempore sweater

I made myself another Omni Tempore hooded sweater by Sofilantjes, using a really soft knitted fabric, This time I made a size S for a more fitted look. It turned out really comfy, soft and warm, perfect for winter weather kicking in over here. These pictures were the best I can do, it's so grey outside.

Omni Tempore hoodie (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjesOmni Tempore hoodie (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore hoodie (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore hoodie (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore hoodie (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Baby gift, Rowan tee

Yay another Rowan tee! Clearly I can't get enough of this pattern. This little 6-12 months hooded Rowan is a gift for my nieces baby boy. I love this sweet cone jersey by Nosh Organics. The toy car is a fun present for his bigger brother and made out of curtain samples.

Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
Rowan tee (pattern Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
Welcome to the world Bodi!



Friday, 28 November 2014

Omni Tempore pattern tour & giveaway

It's my turn today on the Omni Tempore pattern tour. A special welcome to the Omni tour followers, nice to have you over here. Omni Tempore is a shirt pattern by Sofilantjes and comes in children (12 months-14years) and adult sizes (XS-XXXL). A fun pattern to sew up for the whole family! The shirt has options for a collar or a hood, cuffed or regular hems and a kangaroo pocket. I tested the adult version for myself and I have worn it a lot already, it's just a nice and comfy sweater. For the tour I made the men in my life some hoodies too. Quite a moment, this is the first item I've sewn for Mr. Rascal! Ready? Here he is...

Omni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

I used black and grey sweatshirt fabric and made the sizes 3, 5 and L. It's a pretty straightforward sew, fast and easy. The instructions are clearly written. Okay, more pictures! Starting with the smallest size and working our way up.

Omni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

Omni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjesOmni Tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjes

















































For the duration of the tour the Omni Tempore Bundle is at 30% off. If you just want the child sizes or the adult sizes instead of the bundle, they're both 20% off, only at the Sofilantjes shop.

omni tempore (pattern by Sofilantjes) - huisje boompje boefjesAnd that's not all There's a fantastic giveaway with two prize packs. Just enter the rafflecopter at the bottom of the post and maybe one of these is for you!

Prize Pack #1

1.5 meters of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics
Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofilantjes
Bustle Skirt Pattern by Koda Baby Boutique
1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman
1 Pattern of choice by Serger Pepper
1 Pattern of choice by E+M Patterns
1 Pattern of choice by Striped Swallow Designs


Prize Pack #2

1.5 meters of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics
Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofilantjes
Grace Pattern by Rose & Lee Designs
1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman
1 Pattern of choice by Madeit Patterns
1 Pattern of choice by Dandelions n' Dungarees
1 Pattern of choice by Fabulous Home Sewn

Make sure to hop over to Mae & K and House of Estrela for their versions today. Or even better, follow all the participants! 


Omni Family Tour



Monday, November 24th
Pienkel - Mie Katoentje - Shaffer Sisters


Tuesday, November 25th
Serger Pepper - From a Box - JaimeSews


Wednesday, November 26th
Sisko by Mieke - ShannonMac Designs - Felt with Love


Thursday, November 27th
Lulu & Celeste - SewOutOfControl - Filles a Maman - Sprouting JubeJube



Friday, November 28th
huisje boompje boefjes - Mae & K - House of Estrela


Saturday, November 29th
Oon - Daisy Chain Creations - Sew Cool for the Tween Scene - Rebel & Malice




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Recykleren, the sound of music skirt

Hi everyone, today it's my turn on the recycle tour initiated by Boomie. For all you tour followers, welcome! Really nice to see you here on my blog. When Mieke asked me if I would join the tour I said yes immediately, I love making new clothes out of old fabrics! I have a closet full of old clothes that are still useful for upcycling. On top of that the local curtain shop near my parents calls every once in a while if we're interested in their old curtain samples. So I have a couple of boxes of curtains added to my stash. On that note, are you ready for a bit of sound of music? If the von Trapps could run around in curtains, surely I can  too?


Actually my project started out with a mustard coloured curtain. I could picture it as a skirt with some black tights and a vest on top. And luckely (so I tought) the perfect pattern for this fabric had just been released; the Lotta Skirt by Compagnie M. As soon as I saw the pictures appear on facebook, I knew I had to have this pattern. It very much resembles a skirt I used to have and worn for years, but never found the same fit again in the stores.
I started sewing this up, but the fabric turned out way to thick for this pattern with the gathered front and backparts and the result was an enormous skirt. So exit mustard coloured curtain. Well not really exit, it just went back on my recycle staple and I picked another curtain sample. That's the great thing about recycling, if you screw up, it's no big deal, it didn't cost you your perfectly good fabric.
Next choice was this silver-greyish fabric, a lot thinner then the first curtain and it worked perfect for this pattern. I added about 3 cm to the bottom and I sized up 1 size because I like my waistband a bit lower.

recykleren 4.0, Lotta skirt (pattern compagnie M) - huisje boompje boefjes

recykleren 4.0, Lotta skirt (pattern compagnie M) - huisje boompje boefjes

Stay tuned for some more great upcycles on Boomie's blog. You can join in the fun as well and show your own recycle sewing projects in the Flickr pool.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Endless summer Bucket shorts, a test for rabbit rabbit creations

This week Rabbit Rabbit Creations releases the first wave of the Endless Summer Collection. I had the chance to test the Bucket shorts. A great boys pattern, thanks to the (very cool) big pockets. Perfect for collecting rocks or taking along toy cars. I tested a size 3 for little rascal, who's the big rock collector in our family.
This pattern is perfect for some fun colour blocking. I used a woven dark blue from an old pair of pants, a stretch denim and a stripey tablecloth (Ikea) for this pair.
It's a pretty easy sew, the pattern instructions are clearly written, with enough pictures for a visual explanation. Just make sure you pin down the pockets with a lot of pins while sewing them into the front and back part. I rushed a bit through that part and as a result it didn't line up evenly at the top for attaching the waistband. It was easily fixed, but I'll take more care next time.
Unfortunately we're heading into winter over here, I'm hoping this pair will still fit next spring and summer. If not, I'm sure I'll be making both the rascals a couple new ones!

Bucket shorts (pattern Rabbit Rabbit Creations) - huisje boompje boefjes

Bucket shorts (pattern Rabbit Rabbit Creations) - huisje boompje boefjesBucket shorts (pattern Rabbit Rabbit Creations) - huisje boompje boefjes

Bucket shorts (pattern Rabbit Rabbit Creations) - huisje boompje boefjes
 
Bucket shorts (pattern Rabbit Rabbit Creations) - huisje boompje boefjes




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