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Saturday, 19 May 2012

My blind

I have finally after weeks and weeks finished making my blind. Heres a pic. There are a few wonky bits but all in all im pleased with how it looks. Just need to make the curtains for the patio door now!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Decorating my lounge/diner

Sorry i haven't posted for a while but all my spare time (not that i have any with 2 3 year olds) has been taken up with decorating.
We've lived in this house for almost 6 years and only just managed to afford to do it.
It has been such a massive job but now feeling like we are on the home straight. Have removed the horrible lumpy wallpaper that the previous occupant obviously thought was a great idea, filled about 100 holes in the walls, pulled down the polystrene coving and replaced with plasterboard coving (this is not fun when none of your corners are actually square), painted the ceiling, walls and doors and now just have the door frames and skirting to paint and blind and curtains to make. New carpet has been ordered and we are just waiting to be ready for it to be fitted.

I have loads of things i should be making but no time to make anything. Once i have finished decorating will post some pictures. Hope everyone is well and i will update again soon.

Oh yes and to just add to my list of things to do i have just taken over as Chairperson on the preschool committee. Having never done anything like this before it is a bit overwhelming. I'm sure i'll get the hang of it.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Blind and curtains

Bought my fabric yesterday really pleased with it but no terrified i will ruin it after spending over £150. Hopefully will find sometime in the next few weeks to make a start on them.

Only problem having a pair of 3 year olds i never get much time during the day to get anything done and by the evening i'm too tired to concentrate. Think my mum will look after them for me for a couple of days to give me a good amount of time in one go. So watch this space, hopefully in the next few weeks i'll have a redecorated lounge/diner with new carpet and soft furnishings. Fingers crossed.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Yet another bag

My final Christmas present is complete. This one is for my mums friend. I am getting some fabrics for Christmas. Hoping to use them for a patchwork project. Possibly some kind of quilt or table runner. Not sure yet. Looking forward to having a go at a few projects rather than doing bits in a hurry. So keep an eye out here over the next few weeks as hopefully I'll get some new bits done. Happy Christmas to all. Xxx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Long time since last blog

Sorry its been so long since my last blog. Been busy making bags and stockings for Christmas presents. So far i have done 10 stockings much like the ones on one of my previous blogs and 3 handbags. Only a couple of more handbags have to be done before Christmas and a few more bits and pieces i would like to do if i have the time. Anyway hope everyone is well and hope i can pop up some pics of my makes soon.

Monday, 17 October 2011

My first sock monkey

I made this monkey last night. I am pretty pleased with him as a first attempt. As you can see in the pic my girls like him. Have to do another now so they have one each.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Another bag

Just finished this bag this evening. Think I am getting better but not sure if they are good enough to give as gifts yet. Think I need some more practice. I now have 12 more Christmas stockings to make before the beginning of December plus possible requests from neighbours. Really struggling to work out costing though. Would like to know how much they are costing me to make but as I never buy enough of anything and have to keep going back to the shop to get more its so hard to work out. Anyone have any tips.