Man, it’s been a while, eh? September was the month of vacations (we took them all last month) and then I hurt my back at the end of September and have literally been unable to sew for the last couple of weeks. Ah well – it seems to be okay now, so I’m glad to have finished off a few little projects that have been clogging up my to-do list. I can tell you I have quite a few big plans over the next few months and suffice it to say, this is going to be a winter of COATS. I have quite a few lined up, but I’ll save that for another post.
Continue reading “Zero Waste Part 1: Scrunchies, bias tape, cushions and a pouffe!”
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.
Continue reading “New homeware: Stashbusting placemats and table runner”
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”
There’s a consignment store type of place near me that’s closing down for good. I don’t know the reasons and perhaps the chap just wants to retire, put up his feet and read novels, but in any case it prompted me to go inside. Continue reading “Thrifty find: Slyter Rocking Swivelling Chair”
It’s getting a bit close to order anything for Christmas, so I’m going to round up some great things I saw at the Urban Craft Uprising show in Seattle recently. I must say that the goods and makes on offer were amazing compared to craft shows I’ve been to before. Continue reading “Monday montage: Urban Craft Uprising”
Well, it’s been a House of Viruses the last 10 days or so. First, I caught a nasty cold, then the baby caught a different virus – the first time he’s had a bad one and it was rough! How do I know it was a different one? Because I then caught that one too, so I was laid out again. Winter huh? Continue reading “Monday montage Dec 14th”
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”
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!
Continue reading “Monday montage – my favourite finds!”