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Loving…Kosbaar

I discovered the lovely Kosbaar products during one of my regular trawls through the Hello Pretty site.  I love the unique way of including wood and beautiful fabrics within the jewellery items, and the range of sweet and whimsical characters and prints.  Amanda produces an extensive collection of earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings, and even a new range of hand-made teddy bears.  Take a look at her stall on Hello Pretty for her ready-made items, or contact her through the Kosbaar website or Facebook page if you’d like something customized from her range of fabrics and designs.  Kosbaar can also be found at various markets around Cape Town, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for more information.

I’m happy to announce that next week we’ll be offering a special Kosbaar giveaway, so stay tuned for more details!

 

All images via Kosbaar and Hello Pretty.


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Loving…felt booties

I saw this pattern on Pinterest quite a while ago, so when I found out that a friend of mine is having a baby boy, I decided to give it a bash.

These booties were very simple to make, especially with the help of the step-by-step tutorial by the Purl bee.  Here’s what you’ll need to make these cutie-pie felt booties.

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Supplies:

  • Felt (I bought mine from Merrypak)
  • Thread (I used embroidery cotton, similar to DMC)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Needle & pins
  • Small amount of elastic
  • Ribbon (optional, also from Merrypak)
  • Buttons or other embelishments (optional, star buttons from Merrypak)
  • Printed template from the Purl Bee

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Everything was pretty straight forward, the main fiddly part was sewing on the elastic on the inside so that they don’t slip off.  This pattern makes a pair of booties big enough for a 3-month old, but you could scale up the pattern to make a larger pair.

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I’m also thinking of making a girly white and pink pair, I’ll post pics when they are done.

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