Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Silver on black - keeping it simple

I had had this fabric in the stash for over a year, never quite having the right co-ordinating lycra to go with it.  Then two things happened:  I discovered metallic mesh, and one of the lovely Argos gymnasts decided the silver on black was just what she wanted - bling without having the bling!



Based on the Flinstones leo, as per Caitlin's request.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Is it blue, or is it blue?

One from the stash:



Tamsin asked me to make a leo for a friend's birthday, and this is what emerged :)
Happy birthday, Amy!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

End of an Era

Anyone who has ever visited us will remember Cheetah our loud, nosy, affectionate and lovable cinnamon & chocolate ocicat - she of the truncated tail but huge personality.

Well, I regret to advise that, at the fine old age of 18, Cheetah has died.
Favourite place to sleep: as close to someone's head as possible!



She is missed.

Tone on Tone

Moving on from the cheerleader is the other leotard for Ashleigh of Argos.  This one is completely different:



I just love this pale mint green, and love the tone on tone effect - so simple and elegant.
It may be more simple than the red, white and gold leo, but it took a lot more thinking, planning, cutting and stitching to make.  Funny how that works sometimes, no?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Red, White and Gold

Give me an A!!

This one is for Ashleigh of Argos... and her mum will be adding the bling: an 'A' in crystals on the star.
Go Ashleigh!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Moving on to not so simple

This one is nowhere near as simple as Izabella's ballet leo; her Aunty Hannah has slightly more sophisticated tastes!



Size 14, all ready for Hannah's mum to bling to death before they leave for some competitions in the US.

Starting simply

First leo for the year:
A nice, simple practice leotard for ballet; in Izabella's favourite neon peach.