Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yet another little case is on its way

Here is a smartphone case in construction. The pics are fairly self explanatory, it has just been turned right sides out and is awaiting a little pink embroidery.

I love little makes!

Hope everyone in the UK is enjoying all the bank holidays and the wedding if you like watching weddings or like the royals.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DD's Easter egg

Just remembered that I hadn't shared a little make. She got a cafetiere with a home-made cosy. It looks lovely in her flat.

Its beautiful here today

The view from my sun lounger. Hope you are getting some spring sunshine though its more like summer here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Crochet top

Here is the little shrug being modelled.

The recipient was very happy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scrap lap

Scrap lap, originally uploaded by alibobbles.

I have been evicted from my sewing room by DD(it is a bedroom as well), so I am extremely frustrated after a whole week without my daily 15 mins play.

Undefeat though I snuck in and got my tiny scraps and have started hexies with anything that is big enough. I have no ideas what to put the resulting material in? Any suggestions?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mug Cosies - Tutorial

Inspired by a plain mug cosy I saw I decided to go one better

You start by making a paper pattern based on your favourite mugs, then cut out one from quilted material and another from patchwork strip. I had appliqued on an initial as both me and my other half have one each.

The velcro needs to be sewn on the right side of the quilted inner layer now, i.t will show otherwise but the other piece waits until it is made up

Sew round the two pieces leaving the end away from the velcro point open, you'll close this when its turned right side out.

This is a very blurry pic, it shows the added layer of fleece to make it extra warm, I attached this with some hemming tape to aid turning it right sides out. Its narrower than the whole piece to stop added bulk with extra seams.

This is it turned right way out and the ends turned under and stitched.

Here it is right sides out, the velcro sewn on last to make sure its in the right place.  With a little hand quilting added it looks really cute.

They work really well at keeping the last bit of the drink hot, no more forgotten cold dregs of coffee.