Sunday, 29 January 2017
First I'm sharing Lisa's finished crochet blanket - isn't it fab!!!
A friend asked for luggage tags for her and her husband: easily done
And the Scouts wanted badges for the scouts, cubs, brownies and guides that delivered Christmas post in the lead to Christmas - another easy project
Amo send me a couple of logos to see if I could do anything with them. The rainbow will be difficult to design and to stitch, so I've done that one as an applique in the hope she can find the right rainbow fabric. She has an embroidery machine but not the software to create designs
Saturday, 21 January 2017
I played with the pyrography kit- I've bought letters in addition to the shapes: they have a great result
I tried the rings on the bunting as the flags tend to twist a bit otherwise
I'm not sure I like the beads with the flags, but with just the rings the flags bunch up together. I'll work on it!
I did do some fabric related work . . . Some fun keyrings to identify stuff around the house
And I received a fab pair of fingerless gloves - thanks Jackie xxx
Sunday, 15 January 2017
This has been a bit of a 15 minutes of fun project: doing a little bit of work whenever I get a bit of time, but today I managed a few hours and got it close to being finished.
I was given the fabrics as a small jelly roll for Christmas. I took out a few strips of the off white, and added the navy. I cut the width of fabric strips - some into 1/3 and 2/3 and some in half. I joined them all together in a single strip 16m long, then took the two ends and started joining them lengthwise, and again and again ... I seem to remember these were called 1600 foot quilt tops, but my jelly roll was probably half that.
Just need to finish the finding
In other news, this Star Wars man and lady, complete with light sabers were made for me at Sunday School this morning
Saturday, 14 January 2017
We hosted a Kids' Crafty Church this afternon, and girls from 4 lovely families joined us. We had girls knitting, sewing and playing with pipe cleaners.
Daisy's loom knitting grew from this to this in just an hour - not bad for a 9 year old!!!!
While her sisters stitched these
Jess also had a go at loom knitting - a bigger loom takes longer to grow but she's doing great!
Georgia tried the knitting but went back to sewing - some lovely blanket stitch there
And little Isla had great fun with pipe cleaners - with a bit of help from Grandad
And in other news . . . look what I've been asked to rehome!
I just have to make sense of the instruction book!
Sunday, 8 January 2017
While I was stitching them I had the embroidery machine going too. Girlfriends and I have a weekend away every autumn: (and occasionally in the spring too) and I have been making patches to go on backpacks for all the girls. By the look of the sample sheet I've been doing this for many years!!!
Saturday, 7 January 2017
This was my sample
And these were the other examples I gave the ladies
Didn't take them long to get the idea!!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing these next month!
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
I don't know when I'll next get time to sew, but I need to be ready!
This project needs more fabric (will hopefully be sorted on Friday)
And this project has been tidied up, and needs backing (will hopefully be sorted on Thursday)
I was also quite sure I'd blogged about my first pyrography attempt, but if I did the internet has eaten in, so here it is
The bunting flags are only about an inch wide, but it's not too shabby!!!!
Monday, 2 January 2017
The holiday is over and I'm back to work in 12 hours, so the sewing room has been put away for a while :-(
I did manage to assemble and quilt my warm triangles quilt
And I've stitched down the binding on the white zigzag quilt
Now I can plan and shop for the next projects!!!!