This is for a little friend for her 3rd Birthday. She is getting her very own chooks very soon so I thought an egg basket was in order! The eggs in the photo are from our very own chickens...Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Thomas and Percy!
My girl has long legs, she is 5 years old. After going through her clothes and removing the mulitude of things that just don't fit but are perfectly good, I decided to recycle her jeans, which I might add were a Bonds Size 4 and she comfortably wore them 2 years ago as they really could have been handed on last year. They still fit perfectly around her waist but look like flared 3/4 pants on her long legs!!! I worked out I needed to add 10cm to the length of these jeans to make them fit nicely. I sliced each leg randomly and added a panel of fabric after unpicking the side seams about 2 inches up and down each side of the slice. And then sewed up the side seams again. The tricky part was making sure I made each panel the same width so to end up with both legs the same length. I unpicked a pocket and a belt tab and made new ones with the contrasting fabric. I don't know about you, but I think they are better than the originals! She will now get 3 years out of these jeans...I am on the hunt for more to slice up. Joe's cupboard is next!
Lill and I started this painting together after her operation...and some how I took over and finished it! She was happy to wake up and see it on her wall. She is doing a horse one all on her own at the moment, I won't touch it!