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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.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Glasses case

This is,my make for today. Its a bit shorter than I planned. But I thino most glasses should fit. It is for my friend who has a border collie alsatian cross I think she will love it.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Twins birthday cake

Just a quicky with pic of girls cake. Not come out too badly but I think I could have done better. Tasted bloody lovely though.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Internal flex frame stress

A friend has asked me to make her a glasses case and i really want to make her one with a flex frame but can i find one for less than £5 delivered. Not a chance. To me £5 seems a lot of money for one of these.If anyone knows where i can get one it will be much appreciated.
If i cant find one i'll have to have a rethink about how i'm going to make it.
Anyway on a lighter note its my twin girls 3rd birthday tomorrow.I have attempted a chocolate house cake today which i am not very happy with but i'm sure it will taste lovely. Looking forward to lots of fun and party food tomorrow.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tissue holders

Thanks to Stardust Shoes Tutorial
here is a picture of this evenings work. The ones that match the bag I finished yesterday look good but I had a go with my curtain fabric and as I thought its too thick. At least now I know for sure. Xxx

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My 2nd bag

Hi guys just finished this bag tonight. Quite pleased with how it looks. Much better than my 1st bag which I made on a dress making course. Yeah I know a bag on a dress making course thats what I thought too.
This one has wadding in which my 1st one didnt which I think makes a huge difference.
Next on the agenda are 10 more stockings before Christmas and I bought 6 metres of different fabrics last weekend and I am not sure what to do with it. Its from a curtain store so im not too sure what I can teally use it for. Any ideas would be appreciated. Xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Christmas Stocking

This is 1 of 2 stockings I have made for my twins for Christmas. I like them so much I think I might make a few more. I have only used the fabric you can see on the fronts. The backs and linings are plain red poly cotton. Hope you like it.

1st Post

Hi Guys,

This is my 1st ever blog so please be kind. Have just recently got into sewing and have made a few bits and pieces so far. I will try to get some pics up on here as soon as i can figure it out. Have been loving looking at other peoples fantastic makes on here and getting some inspiration. Hopefully i will be able to inspire others with my creations. Bye for now.