Sunday, 17 June 2012

Calling it a Blogging Day

I've decided to stop blogging. The technology is driving me crazy, and to be totally honest If I get any more than 2 comments at the end of a post, I'm lucky. There are some great bloggers out there and a fair few who are really talented and I look forward to reading your future projects. Thank you to those of you who followed me and left comments, past and present. I won't be giving up sewing, my stash is big enough to see me through to the end of my days, and I get twitchy if I haven't had the sewing pedal under my foot for a couple of days! In true Tim Gunn style "carry on"!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Random pictures of past and more recent makes

Thought I'd post some pictures of items I have made over the last year, but didn't blog about.  My sisters wedding was 3 years ago though and I came across the pictures on my old laptop...

Bolero, corset and skirt "Cherry Bakewell" 
The corset and bolero lining is cherry printed cotton

I made the little hat too....  The corset and skirt are not meant
to be worn together....


I wear this shirt on a weekly basis to work.

I gave this shirt to Mum

Lemon silk interlined eyelet cotton skirt with black lace edged lining 

A good reason to insist your bride wears her wedding bra to dress fittings!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

What to do when away from home

No sewing over the Jubilee weekend - Ian decided it would be a good opportunity to lay a wooden floor downstairs so being the good girlfriend that I am, I left him to it and escaped to Mums! I couldn't bring my machine, overlocker, cutting mat, fabric, patterns etc with me so I quickly grabbed some fabric, pins, scissors and a couple of patterns.

Here is what I cut out and Both for work wear

Poor Mum, I really made myself at home didn't I?
 Mum lives in Dorset and it was their annual Arts Festival this weekend, along with the Jubilee.  We had a lovely time. 

We had tea on a bus

 And watched the swans and their signets go up the stream passed the house (later 2 signets were on their Mummy's back, but I couldn't get that picture quick enough)

And when I got home, this is the progress that had been made over the weekend on the floor (he had painted the skirting boards....)

I'm thinking darling.....
 Blue linen jacket is done, pictures to follow shortly!