Archives for "March, 2010"

Posted by burntmuffin on 24th March 2010

Singlets for winter – Part 2

As a continuation to my first winter singlet post, I made the 50/50 wool/cottonĀ singlets. It’s surprising how much easier this fabric is to sew compared to the cotton knit, and it was a really nice fabric to work with. After making 4 for my toddler, I attempted to make one for Mr K. Same method [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 22nd March 2010

Winter skirts

I found some plain cord fabric in the garage the other day. I’d bought it in 2004 to make some overalls for a little boy and had less than a 1/2 metre left. It was just enough to make a skirt for my 2.5 year old. I’ve always wanted to try to make a pleated [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 12th March 2010


Here’s a great idea (it was Mr K’s). Cut out a big piece of paper and get your child to lie on top of it while you trace around his/her body. Give him/her a bunch of crayons and this will keep them occupied for ages! It’s also great to do when they have friends come [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 11th March 2010

Singlets for winter – Part 1

As we approach the cooler seasons, shops are starting to stock thermal and woolen undergarments. My 2.5 year old has outgrown her woolen thermals (it’s about time really, as they were her 12-month ones). But because they are priced from $10 (for synthetic fabric singlets) to $30 (for 100% wool), I find it hard to [...]

Posted by burntmuffin on 2nd March 2010

Herb window box

When we got the heat pump installed, the installer made the heat pump box into a “house” for my daughter. It’s a very simple house with one window and a door. She has never tired of playing in it. A while back, Mr K decided it was time we decorated the “house”, so he proceeded [...]