New homeware: Stashbusting placemats and table runner

I don’t know if anyone remembers one of my big goals for 2019 (and really, why would you?), but it was to sew 100 yards of fabric by year end. Any purchases in 2019 get added onto that total and since I bought 15.25 yards at Sew Expo, I really felt the need to bust some long-standing stash and decided to hit the quilting cotton. I’ve also been spending a lot of time on fitting and muslins recently, which is most unlike me, so felt the need for something with a lot of straight edges for a change. Combining those two desires makes this table runner and placemats project the perfect respite for a few days sewing.

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Making a silk cushion out of a sow’s ear

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’ve been dabbling here and there over the last few weeks, with mixed results. Here’s a little summation of a few of the things I’ve been up to, which today comprise two “sow’s ears” and a silk cushion:

One of the month’s themes from the course I’m doing involves ruffles, gathers, smocking and so on. It was all very interesting and I decided to rustle up a couple of things and just let loose on the techniques. Continue reading “Making a silk cushion out of a sow’s ear”

Monday Morning Montage Nov 23

Another wet n windy Monday – and another collection of things I’ve found! It occurred to me this is a foolproof way to get a stylish Christmas present, haha! I’m probably the last female on the planet to have thought of this ploy, but better late than never! Actually my other half has really good taste, but everyone needs a hand sometimes, am I right? Continue reading “Monday Morning Montage Nov 23”

Monday montage – my favourite finds!

Yuck – Mondays. Whether you’re working or at home, Mondays are a dismal start to the week. To cheer myself up I do a little browsing on a Monday morning and make a little montage of stuff I like to dribble over. This week I took a look at Etsy and here are some of the lovely things I found!

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