Monday, 23 December 2013
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
I found this really neat long lead clip on light for £1.99 from a cheap shop and as all my lights for some weird reason are on one side of the room, this will make hand sewing on the sofa so much easier. All in all with the light bulb I spent £2.38... BARGAIN!
I have seen the sewing lights in magazines before and this is definately a cheaper option.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Saturday, 9 November 2013
I used felt and some lovely kiddies fabric. I cut a 2.5" piece of felt and a 2" piece of fabric, then another piece of felt and using pinking shears cut out a window. Then I sewed them all together.
There are 48 in total, 2 for each pocket on the advent calendar.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
It needs another border on it, then quilting and binding.
Next is an advent calendar I'm making for my niece and nephew, who I'm going to see at the weekend (sorry about the pics, I don't count photography as one of my skills), it has a green border on it an inch wide and needs cream borders around the corners, so it encompassed the corner squares, then I'll be using a fab strippy Christmassy fabric to fill in the gaps on the sides and top and bottom, then each blank space will have a pocket - this is going to be filled with a game from Pretty Patches magazine, like pairs, but using a piece of fabric as the pair part - I'll post it when I've finished it.
I'm going to use seed beads on cotton for the tinsel in the trees - half of one done below and only another thirteen to go.
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
It is definately a cheerful cushion.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
The sewing machine is now fixed - the timing belt was shredded due to exessive use... I've done a fair bit of hand sewing hexies, but now I'm back to the wedding quilt. I'm glad I had a bit of a break from it as I came up with different ideas about the borders and back and I like them... now just the quilting to go... loops or stippling... hmmmm
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
I have to wait til the end of the week before I can find out what's wrong with it, but isn't it sods law it's at the worse time... one and a half weeks before the wedding and an unfinished wedding gift and an unfinished birthday gift and the birthday is Friday :0(
I'm sure it will all be alright... how's that for optimism :0)
Friday, 13 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
He was not well boy earlier this year, some sort of neurological problem, possible stroke and two bleeds into his right eye, he is stable now though, but he doesn't half get away with a lot of things now - like getting on my sewing table :o) That and he's a pretty boy :o)
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
I made a small beach hut quilt top a while back and while I liked it, it never got finished as I made smaller blocks that I like better and that got made into a quilt.
I am trying to use things up from my WIPs pile and this is one of them. It has now become a 24" squate (ish) cushion. I did loopy quilting all over and a strip of beach huts on the envelope back
Friday, 6 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
There will be other people doing other bits like card making and corn dollies.
Friday, 30 August 2013
This is a little buggy quilt made for a christening present.
It's been backed in a lovely soft fleece, bound in green and white and I've used an assortment of blues and greens, with a couple of yellow square and beige with nautical looking rope on them.
I did all over loopy quilting, I'd recently tried it on a cushion cover and liked it and was waiting for a larger project to have a go on - I'm quite taken with it.
It measures 32" square and quite frankly I really love it, I have to say though photography is not one of my strong points.
I'm giving it in a bottle bag, of which I have plenty and have been looking at ways to use them up.