Anyhoo to start off I found a link to these cute creatures
Melly Sews blog has lots of tutorials and links to fabulous things such as sewing vinyls, how to insert a zip fly and lots of fabby patterns for sundresses and baby gifts. Always a good read on a sunny afternoon, see here for this
and here for this
and finally from Melly Sews, these two just made me chuckle
My machine definitely has a "cry hole".
I spent a pleasant hour or two going through back copies of Ottobre Design, the magazine is produced in Finland but is available in English directly from their online store or from WH Smith. I use the cheapest greaseproof paper from the supermarket as pattern paper to trace the designs as, not only is it cheap, its more durable for rubbing out mistakes when you trace the wrong line. I love the French style design to the kids clothes and its cheaper than buying lots of patterns. Check it out for yourself here and I love this
Because of the amount of cute things to make from knit/jersey I browsed eBay and bought these
to make . . . well I don't know yet, maybe a soft baby blanket, cool cravat type bibs, or clothes like these
Guess that's another afternoon in the garden to decide then!