Woodland for Girls

September 05, 2012

Thought I would share with you this yummy cape I made recently for a little girl in the States.  I love woodland colours, they are great for boys - but so gorgeously huggable for girls too don't you think?

Another opportunity to use one of my hand-made Pohutukawa Tree buttons for the fastener. The second batch of Pohutukawa buttons we made were quite large (they are amazing), but the buttonholer on my machine doesn't make holes large enough to accommodate them, so I fashioned a loop made from the lining fabric and it works really well.

I simply had to make her a wee matching bunny with the leftover wool.  Wouldn't be right not to!

The size of these capes are amazing.  Poppet is 16 months in the first pic, and the other lovely model is 6 years old in the same cape!  My kind of garment :)

I wish these lovely woodland colours were easier to come by.  This particular piece was a very lucky find, and I only have enough for one more cape or coat now.  Hopefully the very last one will go to another special little person who will love adventuring in it - maybe even in the woods?



  1. Hannah Mendez2:33 PM

    I will try to get you a picture of Norah in her lovely cape this weekend! She LOVES that bunny! She sleeps with it in her crib! And the hat for Molly is so adorable that we are using it in her newborn photos, and choosing a dress that coordinates for Norah too! I just love your stuff- such amazing quality and I can tell they will last through both my little girls and all the other little girls to be born within the rest of my family!

  2. I love that cape! The colours are amazing, I think I'd like one just like that for me. I must get around to sending that parcel off to you this week too. Those buttons are pretty special too.


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