He’s Like a Superhero, or Alternatively; Little Red Riding Hood

15th November 2009 4 Comments

A few weeks ago we went to Ikea, the plan was to get a red blanket to make a buggy cosy toes. You get a massive expanse of material for the princely sum of £2.00 if you buy fabric that way. As opposed to buying it elsewhere where it might be £8:00 for that much material. I’ve been so busy recently that I haven’t had time to make the buggy cosy toes and the blanket has been lying around our hallway gathering dust.

Today I decided I needed a little case for my mobile phone. I went onto Folksy which I love, to buy one, but I couldn’t really see anything I fancied. I then realised that I could probably knock one up for myself in a matter of minutes. As I wanted something with a little bit of padding, I went on the hunt around our house for fabric. That’s when I rediscovered the blanket. I realised I wouldn’t miss a little bit of it, so I set about butchering the blanket and making my mobile phone holder.

That was when Toddler boy decided he wanted to be a superhero, yet again! I have been meaning to make him an outfit, but I hadn’t got around to it. I had a light bulb moment, I realised that I was standing there holding red material and remembered that Angie had given me a fab kids dressing up outfit pattern. An hour or so later and I had my own Little Red Riding Hood/ Super Hero cape and a little person very willing to go in it. It was very simple to make, unfortunately I got carried away and didn’t take any pictures of the process, so I can’t do a tutorial this time. However, I am tempted to make a mini one for Fifi and another one in a different fabric for Toddler boy. Apologies for the quality of the pictures, the little fella would not stand still! I’m also taking orders for Christmas….

Claire Walsh

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  • slugs on the refrigerator 15th November 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Looks fab! Well done you1<br><br>How sad is it that ikea is essentially top of my list for wanting a car…

  • Mum's Survival Guide 15th November 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Well done. I have to rely on other people for dressing up costumes. That was bargain material though.

  • rosiescribble 15th November 2009 at 9:38 pm

    He looks fabulous and so cute, ready to save the world!

  • Kim@EnjoyTheRide 16th November 2009 at 10:26 am

    Best cape ever

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