I quite often see things on Pinterest, which I love and would love to make, but they would not have a purpose. Sometimes I pin them anyway, hoping that an event or occasion will come up and I can get my craft on!
A few weeks ago I saw this tutorial for a quilted baby book. I thought the idea was adorable! It combined a range of skills; quilting, embroidery, appliqué. Many of which I haven’t completed recently or for a number of years. I can confidently say that I can do all three. However, I haven’t done them for a while so this skill set is a bit rusty!
I have a friend back in England, who at the time of this creation, was pregnant but didn’t know if she was having a boy or a girl. I thought that this would be a lovely gift as it is very neutral! I was organised when I went shopping for the fabric. I made a comprehensive list and tried not to overbuy on fabric. Even though I did this, I still have loads of spare material left over!
Continue reading “A Quilted Delight”
So, I have been a little quiet on the blogging side this week! I have been very busy sewing BUT I can’t really do proper blog posts about my creations for a couple of weeks! They will be going across the Atlantic as presents for a few people back home!
However, I thought I could give you all a sneaky peek of what I have made!!
AND in addition to this sneaky peek at my new creations… I am also going to announce that once I get to 100 followers, I’m going to run a little giveaway from my fabric stash 🙂 Just as a little celebration!!
The time had come to make something that was a little more complicated. I had picked up 2 old patterns a couple of weeks ago but was a bit hesitant to use them as I have never used a ‘proper’ pattern before. I have cut around items, used simple printed patterns from the internet and freestyled a bit. I decided to go for the Butterick 3664. I wasn’t really sure how to find the year the pattern was made, but it was bought in an antique store so that makes it old right?
Continue reading “The First Dress”
Coming to Alabama meant that I had to leave ALL of my sewing supplies at home. As I walked out of our house, I could hear my sewing machine crying. 😦
When we arrived in Mobile, Adam found a bargain of a machine online and bought it for me on the understanding that I made him some pyjamas! Good deal!
We found the local fabric store and it was AMAZING! There isn’t just a couple of isles of fabric…..there is a full row of fabric isles at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft!!! I got some essentials; pins, scissors, cutting mat etc and bought a range of fabric without going overboard.
Continue reading “Ooooooohhh Sewing Take 2!”
As always, I had good intentions last Summer to blog regularly and make many new crafty things. Once back at school (I’m a teacher!), I didn’t have time to do either. Well, I have made a late resolution to try and pick both back up!
I haven’t completely abandoned sewing as I have bought lots of new things, purchased some little pattern books and I made a quilt for a Christening gift!