Friday, 27 June 2014

Attempt no.1

Attempting your first sewing project with a headach, an overtired 5 year old 'helping' and a rather grumpy and loud 3 year old is not to be advised. However I had promised Lightning we could have a go after school as he is hugely excited by the whole thing, so here it is, my first attempt.

The stitching is wonky, I had no concentration, I did lots of things in the wrong order, and I haven't pressed it, but it is an actual working bag! So I'm proud, but I will do the next project on a day my brain works!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A small patch of beauty

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A quick start and finish

I have never crocheted an actual garment before, but I have a new niece on the way so here is my first attempt.

I'm just hoping it fits as the dress seem so small and my sister in laws bump is so big. I think it may be a dolly dress very quickly! Its a very simple pattern but I am pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, 13 June 2014

The guilty crafter

I'm one of those crafters who is forever starting new projects when I should be finishing others. So what is the last thing this crafter needs to do? I'll give you a clue.

A bit vague, or have you got it yet? Shall I show you?

A sewing machine! Someone I know is moving to Germany, and can't take everything with her, so I will be picking my new (significantly older then me) sewing maching on saturday! And of course I had to do a bit of spending to go with it.

Exciting, watch this space!

Monday, 2 June 2014

The gifts of giving

There are few things lovelier then when you make something for someone and they are completely over the moon with it.

Yesterday I presented a little boy with a blanket for his 6th birthday. His reaction was so lovely, he would not be seperated from it and was full of grins and snuggles under it. Unfortunately I don't have any proper pictures of it as I finished sewing in all the ends while the boys were actually at the party! But the important thing is it was done in time to give him when they finished playing. So here is a picture the night before when the ends weren't all done, and a bit of a blurred picture of him with it.