Monday, October 31, 2011

there is a lot of Halloween on here

but I don't celebrate it so having to skip alot if posts. at least its bonfire night soon.

Foot warmer done.

The 15 mins play solid challenge turned into this. It's hand quilted with jewels to hold it on the bed.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Three stars done,

I've renamed the hexxie flowers stars as they are sort of that shape. I'm going to do a few more but the end of my fingers need a little time to harden up.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Christmas make

Going to make a stack of these seasonal hexxies to string up in the lounge. I have fabric saying 'hope, peace, joy' so they will look very festive.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Great little keyring

Ideal for a sewist who repurposes as it has a tape measure that pops out from its chimney. No more wondering if there is enough material in an old dress I find at the charity shop.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Doing a bit of armchair sorting

Not been up to doing much but this little eBay treasure has made my sewing stuff easier to get to. I'm off for my post op next week so hoping for good news about my op.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boring cardie makeover

It's gone chilly so my old faithful cardie has come out of the cupboard. Put it on and I'm bored of it already, so I have changed the buttons for some more interesting ones and done some matching embroidery in wool around the bottom. Very happy with my new cardie. It'll go with lots of things!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Crewel is good to go ....

I'm doing the William Morris design from my lounge. The colour of the wallpaper is nicer than the fabric but its huge flower that won't look good in wool. I'm therefore going to do an interpretation based on the wallpaper but smaller.

It's my second crewel project. Eeek!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blanket done ...

but keep it secret as its going to my DD (if you are reading hun just act surprised on Christmas morning). I'm going to put a vintage backing on it so its super cosy when I'm allowed to use my machine again.

Now where is my crewel?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mobile phone pocket

It's gone really cold but my favourite fuzzy warm montane jacket hasn't got an inner pocket. I found a little black velour pouch I already head and sewed it in. Even better it has drawstring top so I could always use it for a bit of change. It'll keep my phone or mp3 player dry and pockets free for my hands.

The granny squares are nearly hooked together and i should have enough wool for a border :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Junk envelopes

Made a template from the right size envelope and used a beautiful travel brochure. Viola the right size envelope for my Christmas cards. Just another 50 to make.