Sunday, 23 November 2014

Shopping at Knitting and Stitching Show


Went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate yesterday, been saving up for ages.

Harrogate was chocker block, most of the car parks were full except the multi storey at the Railway Station and that was rapidly counting down the number of free places while we sat in the traffic jam, it was a bit of a hike to the show.  Gosh it was heaving, wall to wall ladies with the odd chap now and again

Got this little lot.

Well worth a visit, fabrics are to die for, had to keep checking my chin for drool.  It was difficult to choose there was so many stalls.


Friday, 14 November 2014

Phone Cover and Little Bag


I have been rash again and bought some linen type fabric off Ebay without thinking what I was going to do with it.  I had ordered the cream but there was a printing fault on it so got the pale pink instead.  Isn't it scrummy?

My sister said that a couple of the labels would be just the right size to make a phone pocket thingy so I had a go.  Not sure if it will fit a iphone jobby (my phone is just a tiny cheap one that doesn't mind be dropped in the borders when I am gardening!).

Its been chucking down with rain all morning today so decided to give myself a challenge and have a go at making a little bag from a Chinese Pinterest site   Got the idea from Kristyne over at  She's a dab hand at making these.

Gosh it tested my brain, no instructions in English just pictures.  Made it back to front so had to take it apart, doh, it was easy now that I have made it, hindsight is a wonderful thing.  Perhaps my brain was rusty from all the rain.

My Singer 201K behaved beautifully as usual.


Monday, 10 November 2014

Butterfly Tote Bag


Was browsing Ebay and found some lovely canvas fabric with Butterflies on it and couldn't resist.  Managed to find some dotty fabric from another site to go with it which is tricky getting the colour to match.

Really pleased with the result.

Take care

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Liberty Print Bags


Had to have a day off work last week cos I totally ground to halt, never been that tired before.  I rested all morning but not used to doing nothing so decided that a bit of sewing wouldn't be too taxing.  After all, its just sitting down but with busy hands unlike my job pushing lawnmowers about and raking the endless leaves.

Had some lovely Liberty Lawn fabric which I managed to match up a dotty fabric from my local market.  The dotty fabric is the same weight as the Liberty so they are well matched.  Made a couple of drawstring bags.

The Liberty Fabric which looks like peacock feathers has little faces on it, didn't see them when I bought it.  It only taken me since March to decide what to do with this Liberty fabric.