Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Making Time

So I can't remember if I told you or not but hubby and I have moved lots of furniture around and sold children's beds and bought bunk beds and had a complete over haul. The upshot of all that was I have a proper sewing space rather than the dining room table. I didn't ever really need one before we moved here as I didn't sew much before we moved here but with the purchase of the lovely Brother Innov-is 955 for Christmas last year I have found sewing has become quite a hobby. As has fabric hoarding. SO we found an Expedit unit on our local sale site and snapped it up. It has a desk and 8 cubby holes. It came with four boxes already matching the the boxes we had in our old unit which was just a bonus. Those boxes are now full of fleece, linen, wadding, cushion pads and all sorts of other gems. I still don't have quite enough space to store everything but it is looking so much better than it did before. And it has given me the urge to do a little bit of sewing. I posted already about the skirt I sewed for our youngest last night. I am still in love with the fabric and undecided quite what to do with the left overs. 
Yesterday I also made some coasters with interfacing in them. First time I have used interfacing in anything other than a shirt collar. And I was quite pleased with the result. So here they are ready to wrap.
And today I had a go at some snack bags. They look tiny as the fabric I wanted to use I have almost run out of and I had a specific person in mind when I made them. But actually they have turned out to be a great size for a handful or two of nuts or dried fruit etc. I am really enjoying trying out all these new things. 
In fact he could even keep his tees in them if he wanted to.
The final sewing make of the day I have yet to photograph as it is now in my sons room. As I said we have had a complete makeover furniture wise in their room. So I have made a small hanging tidy/caddy to hang over the end of the bunk. I will have to make one for the other son too of course but only managed to get the one finished today. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do as he used to have one of those mid sleeper beds with a hanging tidy on it. We used to keep a teddy and the current bedtime story in it among other things. I Googled for some inspiration/consolidation of my idea and was pleased to find several pictures of very similar things. I will endeavor to get the second one done and get a picture of the two in action. 

Moving on from sewing I am currently waiting for the resin to dry in a pair of corps cuff links I have made for a friends brother in law this evening. I meant to do in months ago but he went to Canada and I have only just got round to doing it now he is back again. I am hoping to deliver them tomorrow. When they are finished I shall take a photo to share with you. 

What do you do when the husband is watching Machete?

Last night  while the hubby was watching his film I sat and looked at my stash. I have had this gorgeous babycord for a while so I decided it was time to put it to good use.
I was very happy with the result and I think she likes it. She didn't try to pull it off anyway. 
Please excuse the camera it was taken on the kindle and the little madam was determined to try and catch th  kindle and refused to sit still.
What do you do when your partner takes over the tv?

Monday, 11 November 2013

New Blog Discovery

Today I came across a great blog that I had missed out on before. It's full of tutorials, patterns and great ideas. I thought I would share it with all of you who have not yet come across it.

So please pop over and take a look. I think you'll love it.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Guilty Pleasures

I don't have much in mind to share today but I wanted to write something. So I decided to share a few pictures with you instead. 

Some of my lovely fabric
Gorgeous. . . 
Mats and Coasters ready for Christmas


And I leave you with our (well hubby's) Corps poppy.