The Wildflower Top

Crochet and kids are the perfect combination when it comes to inspiration. I’m constantly thinking of new ideas for something I would like to make for the tiny human in the house and it keeps the creative juices flowing.

It was exactly the same when it came to making the Wildflower Top. I had ordered some fabric fat quarters and one of them was a beautiful pink ditsy floral pattern which was crying out to be made into something cute.
The tiny human has recently started ballet and I pulled on that for inspiration on the design which is where the ruffles came from.

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I’d originally planned to just add the peter pan collar with the fabric but as any of you with a 5 year old will know that they are big fans of hidding things in pockets! And so I figured if I was designing a top for her it would need to have a pocket.

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The top as well as being super cute needed to be practical, the little madam is a fan of running around and getting up to mischief and so the top needed to be comfy and allow her to be free and move. This led to the oversized nature of the top with the loose fitting capped sleeves and the longer body.
If I’m completely honest I also wanted something that would fit her for more than 2 seconds as that is especially important when its something you’ve taken the time to make.

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The top has gone down a storm and looks beautiful on as well as keeping the little miss happy. It works up super quick and has minimal sewing which is a double win in my books. Its whipped up with Paintbox yarn which is the softest acrylic I’ve found and comes in the softest shade of pink, which was exactly what I was after.

I’ve listed the pattern for all 4 sizes on both LoveCrochet and Etsy now so that you can make it for any little wildflower in your life.

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As always dont forget to tag me in your makes on social media as I love to see what you have done.

B x

A Winter Wedding

It’s not very often these days that I get to pick up the scalpel and craft a design from paper so it’s always a real pleasure when I’m asked to make one for somebody.

The process starts with an idea, a theme or event that needs to be incorporated and then I get to have fun sketching and drawing a design before transferring it over to my computer to digitalise and add text. This design was to be a wedding gift and so it needed to incorporate the date, location and the bride and groom.

The wedding in question was a rather special one being held in Iceland at a beautiful church in the middle of nowhere.

Surrounded by hills of snow and beautiful landscapes. I knew I wanted to capture that so I opted for a black paper so the background could be white and look like the snowy background around the church.

I’ve also made sure all the important details like their names and the date are featured as well as two important locations.

There are some tiny details on the churches including their super mini crosses and windows.

I’m a big fan of mixing negative and positive cutting so most of the cut has been cut away leaving the design behind as an outline except for at the bottom where I have cut the names away leaving the paper in place.

And of course no wedding cut would be complete without a white sparkly glitter background. It conjures up images of snow and looks exactly like a snowy roof on the church to the right.

It was such a pleasure to cut this piece and even the horror of trying to frame it without any dust sneaking in didn’t stop me enjoying the process. I’m super pleased to see it looking beautiful at home with the new happy couple.