Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hat Pins

I have been super busy crafting but it's all top secret. These however I can share, made a few hat pins, the three lilac ones are for the MOB (mother of the bride - me!) The others are for any other guests who need one if it's a windy day.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Doodle Cloth has a home

Our wedding album's cover was getting pretty tatty. I have covered it with William Morris paper but that's not very durable so I decided to do a fabric cover. Its quilted so should protect it a bit too. I can live with the album of our DD's wedding and not look to shabby against her beautiful pristine album and quilted storage bag.

I might even go mad and get the calligraphy pen out and fill out the front page, only 30+ years late! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

GBSB challenge - 1 hours 30 mins in

The darts are sewn and just getting ready to topstitch the next facings. I'm thinking it'll be sewn in another hour or so.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Jeans cover

To hide a plastic but useful unit I have by my bed. The jeans took a bit of mangling to get in the right position.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day 1 - Cutting Out, 35 minutes

All cut out, took a little longer as it's a border pattern. I also wanted the sleeves to have the same flowers on it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

So it didn't end up being from scratch

Did my "Sewing Bee" challenge today. In the jeans pile was a pair I liked the colour of denim jeans that were in my scrap pile so made them into a skirt. It was too big in the waist so made smaller and added elastic so the back does game. The denim has a stretch to it so it's very comfy.

I am wearing it straight away! It probably took 1 1/2 - 2 hours 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Crochet upcycle!

This t shirt yarn rug is growing, I'm moving on to a multi coloured outer section soon. It's going to need a good wet and stretch to get it flat.

Another little storage make, a bespoke cloth for the coffee footstool. It's nice having things to hand but tucked away.

I made matching speaker covers too!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Long time no blog..

Been a whirl of cushions and curtains recently but the doodle cloth has managed to make its way onto my lap for some quilting to finish it. Starting with a white perse.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Beginnings

My creative group's challenge for this month is "New Beginnings".  I have decided to use the themes set to make items to wear each month. I only just realised how little dressmaking I do, but how much I really would like to.

I've a hankering for more vintage inspired clothing so wanted to start with something simple but that had new techniques. I chose to do a circle skirt that I cut free hand. I decided on some stretch tartan that had a reasonable weight to it so it should twirl.  I'm trying to improve at stretch fabric sewing. I chose an exposed zip and a bias hem for other "new" elements.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bedroom combo

Realised I had never shared the quilt style curtains and matching headboard installed. It's a very cosy comfortable room.