W.I.P. Wednesday : Wee Gallery Goodness


Don’t you just love happy accidents? I found the lovely Wee Gallery totally by mistake one day, and what a happy find! Just gorgeous prints and other lovelies for babies and small children…though I feel I can speak for adults when I say I love them, too!

I was extra lucky the day I found Surya’s blog, because that very day she put out a call for some testers to sew up some kits to make soft books and I was chosen! Fortuitous, indeed.

Soft Book

Shortly afterwards I received a lovely and very complete Soft Book kit to sew up. This is a very satisfying project because it is a one-sit affair : very easy to follow instructions, nothing to measure or fuddle with. Depending on how quickly you sew and if your iron is set up, you can have this project done in 30 minutes flat, maybe less. Or longer, I suppose if your thread jams up, your telephone keeps ringing and you notice that there hasn’t been any noise from Guppy’s bedroom in a few minutes – silence is always a bad sign. Even with those distractions I was done in less than 40 minutes, so there.

Soft Book

Surya also had some just beautiful Circus Coloring Cards up for grabs. She graciously sent me the PDF file, and Guppy has been really enjoying colouring them.

Wee Gallery Colouring Cards

Though Guppy recently turned 4, she does usually colour a little neater (she doesn’t get that from me!). I asked her about the jiggly lines and she looked at me, somewhat exasperated, and sighed, “Mumma, they’re moving!”. Well, silly me. That should have been obvious I suppose.

Wee Gallery Circus Cards

These sweet colouring cards are now available in her Wee Gallery Etsy Shop. You should also check out their Wee Gallery Store for other beautiful prints. And thank you again Surya for allowing me to test your pattern! It was a real pleasure.

Are you being buried by a pile of unfinished W.I.P.s (or is it just me?). Whatever your works-in-progress, have a crafty week, and don’t forget to see what the other Wipsters are up to, and to check out our W.I.P. Wednesday Flickr Pool, too.


13 thoughts on “W.I.P. Wednesday : Wee Gallery Goodness

  1. The soft book is lovely! Oh, and I know these colouring cards! We are the very proud owners of a set of these coloured by this adorable artist. 🙂
    I’ll have to tell Éric the story of the jiggly lines, he’ll love it. Guppy’s explanation is pure genius, I’m really impressed that she had found this way to reprensent movement.

  2. i love Guppy’s response to the jiggly lines – that’s awesome! she’s the best & just too adorable!

    i think those prints are oh-so cute! dan just walked in as i was reading your post and said “ohhhhhhh, i love those! the lion is the best!”. so very cool that you got to be a tester and put together the soft book! it’s rock’n, and so are those coloring cards! i need to check out Wee Gallery, fo ‘sho – thanks, Shelly!

  3. What a lovely project! That makes me remember something I made for Boyfriendlovlie a while ago! I made him a little soft notebook with pages made out of fabric and a little poem embroidered on each page. I don’t know where it is now! I love the colour cards that Guppy did! It’s amazing how kids pick up on things that we no longer do – ‘they’re moving’! I love that! 🙂

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