The 3 year old munchkin came home from Kindy a couple of weeks ago and said “mummy I need a super hero cape. Can you make one?” How could I deny a request like that? I took him to the fabric store, let him pick out anything he liked for the lining (he has a thing for pink at the moment) and started searching for super hero cape patterns. God I love the internet. This clever lady over at The Long Thread has a free tutorial which is fantastic. I have to confess that I cheated on the applique using an iron-on W for our surname but felt that in the midst of market and xmas mayhem this was excusable.

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The best bit is that Oscar genuinely loves this cape. He wore it to his best friends superheros and fairies party and had a ball and now insists on wearing it to Kindy every day. This, people, is why I craft. I cherish every day that he still loves things I make because I know that one day I, and all things handmade, will  just be incredibly uncool. But for today… I’m his hero.

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