Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nearly October

Trees are changing colour and its going to be beautiful soon. And yes I have started making my snugglie/slanket or whatever name you want to call it. I got two lovely cream fleece throws from the local supermarket sell off shelf and they go together to form a wonderful fleece kaftan. I got a very good pattern but decided that it would be more multi purpose as an occasional garment and an extra thick throw so I'm sewing together with arm holes and a neck hole. I'll post a pic of me in it if it doesn't look too daft.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Some of my favourite things

the countryside, clean bed sheets, bath salts, candles, hugs and crunchy salads. Random I know but just thought I would share.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Very little making stuff today ....

... had a couple of appointments and my left leg has been playing me up so the day had been a bit of a making write off. It does make me appreciate when I am able to get stuff done, I've only got a few more florettes to add to make up the last strip of my top and then I can figure out if I have enough to the semi-hexagons in the same material !

Tomorrow and tomorrow

ps forgot I lit the candles i made tonight and they burnt really nicely, very bright so I think the wax-wick ratio correct.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


My favourite collection is of compacts, I have a few family heirlooms and have added over the past few years. I love the designs, textures and smell of old powder. I've recently found a case to display them in and love seeing them gleaming at me everyday

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well I did do a little bit of tidying ...

but I did make some candles. I know its not tidying but the place needed getting ready for its winter injection of candlelight.

Catch up day

Going to have an organise and catch up day. I have decided to take along my quilt to sewing group tonight. Here's a lovely little pile of hexagons, only 60 more or so to. Getting excited at the thought of making it up, just in tthey time to snuggle in over winter.

Am tempted to make up a slanket or snugglie with some fleece material, i know they are lame but they look so cosy. I'll see if the fabric shop has some fleece in and consider it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Manchester vintage clothes fair

This looks like fun, on the 10th October, DH is off doing his music thing so might give it a whirl, even if its just for some inspiriation.

First post

Its really exciting to have got started, I have been thinking about doing this for ages but have taken the plunge. It was the indecisiveness of what to put in that has stopped me and then I had a brainwave put in everything!

I am a very distracted crafter who wants to be making the next thing before I have finished the last, I work best to a deadline. Amazingly I finished this scrap quilt ages before it was needed. My youngest daughter is now snuggled up in it at university (though her room was rather modern and cosy and I don't think she'll need it for warmth). It was a collection of old dresses, bits of leftovers from my clothes and her Grandfather's curtains. All tied off with ribbon and buttons saved from her childhood.

Keep checking back as I am nearing making up the top of my hand sewn quilt and will be posting as it goes pictures.