Sunday, 25 May 2008

So much to blog, so little space! part 1.

Not sure where to start! I have been avidly reading blogs all week, and haven't had time to post anything to my own - then when it comes to it, I have so much I want to post, I can't fit it all onto one post (although I am sure there is a way...)


I have been working with some recycled fabrics. This is a cushion I have been working on - the main fabric is an old Ikea curtain, the pink lace is from 'grandma's' box of delights! the ribbon from a bag of bits Taryn bought me, and the patterned fabric was a dress sis-in-law's sis gave me that was a little bit on the tight side - but I loved the fabric I couldn't bear to part with it.


Finally finished some knitting - this little kit was bought from 'web of wool' at the knitting and stitching show a few years ago



I am NOT a quick knitter, but I absolutely love the way this wool knits up to look like fair isle.

I swapped the lining fabric that came with the kit to another fabric from the same people, but I



thought this looked nicer with the shades

it is actually turtles on the pattern.









Had to make something else from the dress fabric - so another pin cushion was created - yet to receive a pin.



and a lovely scented heart for another sis-in-law who's birthday was last week. I thought it would be nice to put a few essential oils into the stuffing, so she could hand it in the wardrobe - went a little over the top however, and now everything in the sewing room smells of bergamot.

Later found the rose maroc I had been trying to find for the heart - d'oh! oh well, next time.
It has just been another one of those incredibly busy weeks, I have no idea how I have managed to get into the sewing room at all, never mind make anything - it really is excellent therapy, unless I sew too late in the evening, then I can't sleep for idea's!

1 comment:

twiggypeasticks said...

You have been a busy bee, lovely stuff and the fabric your mum has financed is lovely. I'd just sit and stroke it for a bit, but I'm weird like that. Enjoy!!
Twiggy x