Hello and Welcome

Welcome to my little blog.I've been a blog fan for many years though have just been brave enough to start my own.I love all crafts and enjoying browsing blogs for inspiration.
I love making things to imrove my home and make my kids happy.
Please browse my blog and comment as you so wish.I'm known for losing my mojo and leaving products unfinished.If you think i need a kick up the bum please do so .
Enjoy reading :)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Bonfire weekend!

What did you do?
Well I didn't go to any organised displays.The kids were at their dad's so they went out with him.I set my sewing machine up and opened the blinds to watch the displays from varying neighbours gardens.I have to say although I 'm terrified of private parties and wayward fireworks.There were some impressive fireworks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what projects did I manage to finish this weekend??

It all started like this.My friend Lindsay had kindly made me some storage tubs to store my fabric and wool.She'd helped me cut out the fabric and wadding to make another then disaster struck! My needle broke and I had no spares.So 3 weeks on, a replacement needle and I was all set.I started by sewing the lining.Lovely blue gingham.

next came the main fabric and wadding.Have to say I found it quite difficult to keep a straight line and also stop the wadding from getting stuck in the foot.
Finally it began to look like a tub.Not a perfect rectangle though hehe.
I popped the lining in and made a band around the top.Again I found this quite difficult, especially to stop it puckering. But finally..................................................
a fabric tub.A wonky fabric tub but it does what it's meant too and I finished something!

I was on a roll so back into my project basket I went and came across this.

Another printed kit, given to inspire me to sew. Out came this scissors and all the bits were cut ready to sew.
I tried my best to keep my sewing online but oh my it was soooo difficult.

Here's Rosie! She's turned out a little wonky and was a bit disheveled after being turned right side out, but after a quick iron I got down to the stuffing straight away. Her dress was the biggest nightmare ever.It's a reversable dress and I just couldn't work out the instructions on how to sew it together.So I gave up and went to my sisters for a drink and Indian takeaway...and why not!
Because of the frustration of not getting things right I forgot to take photo's but a good nights sleep and I was straight back to Rosie.

Here she is.I'm doing very well keeping hold of her as my daughter thinks she will look lovely sat on her bed.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

It's official!!!

I am rubbish at hand sewing.I have tried and tried to improve my needle skills but it's just not happening :(

Inspired by Kirsties applique in last nights chanel 4 show I thought I'd make something to fill and empty frame...................and here it is.........

I tried my best but just couldn't get the butterfly shape correct.I do like my buttons though hehe.

Think I will stick with my knitting and crochet in future!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Yay kids back to school today which means as a childminder my10 hour shifts of last week are long gone.Today I had before school and after school sessions only.So the question was.........What should I do? Paperwork?...............................................................

No way!!! I decided to look for another project to complete, so into my stash I went and came across this
I am a very reluctant sewer.My lovely friend Lindsay encourages me frequently to try new things.This kit was brought home from a trip to America.It would be a shame for it to sit in my basket any longer.So I unwrapped it,cut out the printed pieces and got to work.First came the pockets.

Then I had to sew them into place, one on the front and the other on the back.

I sewed the 2 bits of apron together.I was seriously impressed at how good it was looking.

Then came the ric rac.I've never done ric rac before so pinned it onto the front of the apron and just went for it!

and the finished item.This is the front.

and this is the back.

What do you think.I love it and I'm so proud that I actually finished it.I think my sister would love it as a christmas present don't you?

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Good morning everyone.I hope you remembered to put your clocks back and make the most of your extra hour.I have! I was up early and decided not to tidy up first but to get on with yet another unfinished project.I've been recovering a sofa cushion for months now.It's for my daughters bedroom.with her being away this weekend i promised to have it finished by the time she came back.

This is it as i'd left it,
a bit of work to be done!

First I crocheted the pieces together so they covered the top.The plan was to knit the side panels and then use fleece to cover the bottom.I haven't managed to knit the sides so instead of waiting and putting off I decided fleece would just have to do.

I measured, cut and pinned the sides before sewing them to the crocheted pieces.

Then did the same with the bottom, making it like an envelope cushion cover.Then came the exciting bit of sewing it all together and hoping I had got things right.

So what do you think? do you think she will like it.I don't think it matters that the sides haven't been knitted.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

I'm back and I've finished something!!!! Can you believe it??? do you wanna see???? well here we go.....................

this is how I'd left it .......any ideas?

Starting to look like anything?

Here she is my lovely russian doll.Thank you to Lucy over at Attic24 for introducing me to them.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Well this is it!!!! My re-launch. I have decided craft has to have a part in my daily timetable.I am fed up with grabbing a few minutes here and there and accomplishing nothing.I have so much I want to finish and this weekend is going to be the start. My daughter is off to Brownie camp and my son has plans to party with friends.I'm off now to get my housework done so I can craft all weekend.So keep your fingers crossed and your eyes peeled as I WILL be back with before and after photos.