Once upon a time, there was a girl called Isabelle.
Time to share part two of the latest Australian Homespun kids issue, and this time it is all about the girls - dolls, dress ups, smiles, cuddles, tears, giggles and flowers. I also didn't have to travel far from home for the inspiration. Can you believe my baby will be two in a little over a week?
So come into my studio and let me show you a little closer...would you like a cuppa?
If you look - you will find the sweetest caterpillar on the handle of Isabelle's vintage pram, he is awfully friendly and tiny - nothing like that Hungry Caterpillar I have read so much about lately.
Although my favorite part of the design is this. The parasol - appliqued and stitched with a little fringing around the edge.
Oh, and the sweet little baby peeping back at you from the pram is Isabelle - of course the pattern in the magazine comes complete with the alphabet and numbers so you can personalize your design and make a gorgeous keepsake for a little wee one too.
What's next? there is not a little girl I know of who doesn't have a favorite dolly - one that's well loved, well worn and perfect to hold hands with. The very first 'best friends forever.'
Again the applique has been blanket stitched in the same fashion as the Xavier design. But I have to tell you a little about the fabric and threads.
The boy and girl designs feature fabrics from Moda Whimsy range and Mill House Inn (both designed by Joanna at Fig Tree & Co.) and they are both 1 1/2 inch strip friendly so perfect for left over strips from your fabric stash or Moda sweet rolls.
The threads I have used are from the Cosmo stranded cotton range....the gorgeous variegated thread is called 'Clivea' from Cottage Garden Threads (another one of my thread loves).
So now all you have to do is race out and pick up your copy!