Sunday, 29 June 2014

Baby knitting

I have completed 3 baby cardigans. Now for something a little more exciting. 
I've bought some lovely bright wool to knit a blanket. 
The blanket will be stripy and have a large binding all around. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Baby quilt

My first finished quilting attempt. There's definitely a few mistakes in there but I'm really happy with it. 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

My New Apron

I've been spending a lot of time on Pintrest lately and pinned loads of pictures on my sewing board. I finally got around to completing one of the projects this week. It was nice and easy, an apron made from an old pair of jeans.

I really like the idea of recycling and that theme runs through my sewing board. There is so much you can do with old jeans, tshirts, jumpers and even sheets. Can't wait to do some more. I have even been inspired to start sorting my wardrobe to see what treasures I can find. As the nights begin to shorten I'm begining to start thinking about my winter crafting. Something I can do in front of the telly is always good. Just heard today that there might be a bag of old wool in my mother's. Will have to ask about that.. Could be useful for some new gloves and hats. Here's hoping for a productive winter.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A couch transformed

My crafting sessions have become few and far between during these summer months. Not that you'd know it was summer though with the weather we are having, but the kids are off school so it must be. My latest project pictured above was a joint one with my husband. We recovered an old couch we had with some lovely green and red material. It wasn't as hard as you think a couple of long evenings and it was finished. My husband did the green frame and I did the cushions. It is such a transformation from the drab blue color it had become and really brightens up the kitchen where it's now situated We are both really happy with our work and suprised it looks so well.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Bags, bags, bags

It's been a while since I updated my blog but believe me I've been busy. It took me a while to decide on a project. First I started to practise my crochet making some samples but nothing too exciting. Then one of my aunts gave me lots of leather samples so I spent time researching on the internet before starting my project. It's still not  finished but here's the pictures so far. I decided to make a handbag. It has a zip and is fully lined. I really impressed myself.  I'm having difficulty finishing it though, it needs somnething. It could do with some handles and embellishments, but how? Some more web browsing required. 
While I was doing my leather research I spotted lots of lovely bag patterns on the net and  I just couldn't resist so I had to buy some fabric. First I made a large beach bag for my upcoming holiday. Next I made a lovely handbag. I was pleasently suprised at how easy they were to make and they only took a few hours each. I've lots of material left for more, so the leather and fabric bag story will be continued shortly...