Sunday, 12 December 2010
i had wanted to make a pincushion to add some Christmas cheer to my sewing table so i drew this little snowman. He was so enjoyable to stitch that not only did i make my pincushion i made hanging scented Xmas tree decorations to give with my Xmas cards. he is everywhere.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
These are great cushions for children to sit on, i have been making them for everyone and all from just 1 metre of fabric. This allows you to buy something really nice that you may not be sure of what to use it for. I also find they make nice footstools although my daughter is forever telling me to get off hers. I am going to make one that is a little bit taller just for my feet.
for instructions on how to make it. piping also makes things look more professional.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
over the last few months i have been on a sewing frenzy making a baby quilt, a quilt for my sisters christmas which i will have to take pictures of as i made it from a jelly roll and a charm pack and i cant believe how quick it was to put together, i also discovered that if you use fleece fabric as your backing fabric it hides a lot of mistakes. i even impressed myself to how proffessional this one looked. i also made a quilt from heather bailey fabric from a pattern in sew hip magazine, it is very bright, and i also made slippers but they turned out to be too small for my big feet. oh well just something else i can give as a gift. my husband says i would have been cheaper buying a pair of slippers but wheres the fun in that! i also dont even like slippers i am always in my bare feet, even outside, it was a cute pattern though. i have also been making reading pillows from a sew liberated pattern, again i love the pattern but i am not sure if people will use it, they are getting them as christmas presents anyway, maybe even everyone i know as i just love this pattern. i have also made a few hopscotch mats and i have also been making the kids floor cushion from living with punks blog http://3punkmom.blogspot.com , they look really good made up although it took me ages trying to find a circle large enough. well thats enough for now, will be back soon with some pictures and hopefully some crafts to do.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
English paper piecing, how addictive.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
I made this cute bag from a pattern i found at made by Rae,
it was really enjoyable to make and the pattern pieces fitted exactly which is actually a very rare find, this needed no adjustment at all. I made it from a fat quarter of Amy butler fabric and used a contrasting print for the lining. It is a bit smaller than i thought but ideal for when you do not need to carry a lot.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
Here are the pictures of the child's crayon bags I've been talking about. The tutorial was on Moda bakeshop a few weeks ago and i cant stop making them. AS you can see i have been adding stitching panels to them to make them a bit more personal but they are very useful bags indeed, i have also done a few non patchwork ones and they are just as nice, i will take pictures of these tomorrow. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/01/childs-activity-bag.html#more