Super P

23 March 2016

Amazingly, I managed to roll off the sofa and make this cape for the littlun. She has been badgering me about it for a while now, I did intend to make one for her birthday last October, but alas, morning sickness struck me down. 'but Mum, I NEED a super hero cape!!!'
I made it whilst she was out with my mister, it was a tad stressful to be honest because she is getting a bit fussy.

but, hooray! she loves it! She has been running around everywhere, saving slugs etc...

I don't have much in the way of plain fabric in my shed, only this cotton, which is a sort of chartreuse (?) colour, and I added some white cotton in between. It's always good to have some gold sequin fabric and colour felt handy I have discovered ; )

I lined the inside with some white cotton jersey fabric, and I added some little straps with poppers to avoid that strangling feeling you get from capes that tie at the neck. The ribbon is more for decoration.

The poppers are so that I can easily alter the size of the straps at a later date (depending how many years of her life she wants to be a super hero)

Besides that, we have also getting in the spring mood, by painting these wooden eggs in the garden and having picnics and consuming the cakes that we have been making.

So I hope to have baby news with in the next couple of weeks (sigh...) until then I'll just roll around, moaning and trying to entertain a three year old! ; )


  1. ah,soooooo cute...... you have a very talented super heroine on your hands! Best of luck with the new baba and enjoy your maternity leave. :)

  2. Oh she's just adorable, and you can turn your hand to anything. So very creative and clever. I love it.

  3. Bless your heart, you are an awesome Mom! Love the cape! Pehr is super girl for sure! Can't wait for baby to come and see pics! You are doing a good job! Hope you have a lovely Easter.

  4. Glad you are doing goodvand I'm happy for you that number two will be here soon. It sounds like you have a wonderful husband that helps out so that will make things easier for you. Have a Happy Easter!!!

    1. Thank you! But my husband doesn't 'help out' ...we do half the earning money and half the raising children each (we run a business together). Just wanted to clarify that.

  5. Brilliant, as always. Your imaginative life is inspiring. Best wishes for a smooth birth. In the meantime I wanted to share something I came across, which I'm sure you could figure out how to make, they remind me of origami animals,

  6. I love the way you make everything so beautifully. Pehr looks a proper Wonder Woman.

  7. What a splendid cape! I just wanted to suggest another solution for the chokiness of capes (which I came up with myself when small, and since being a mum have discovered is by no way common knowledge): you need to have a long tape (as you do here anyway); then, rather than tying at the neck, cross the tapes over on the chest and pass under each arm to the back; tie behind, under the cape. If you have an existing cape with short ties, simply tie or sew an additional length to one or both sides. In my son's nursery, each kid on their birthday gets to wear a "royal" cape; when I tied my son's cape this way the nursery teacher noticed and exclaimed over it; my son today told me that she has tied the cloak my way at all birthdays since. So I hope this is helpful so someone here, too.
    Your cape really is stunning.

  8. Aaaaaaa, congratulations!!!!!
    Super P is a big sister now :-)!!!

  9. What a beautiful cape! I realized today that I've been reading your blog since before Pehr was born, can't believe how old she is now and how quick the time has past. Hope all goes well with the new baby and that you're not too uncomfortable for long :)


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