Tuesday, 21 February 2012

TUSAL - February Update

Hello stitchy friends! Here's my ORT cocktail looking pretty colourful :)

There's mainly bits and bobs from "Above the Clouds" in there with a bit of "Angel of Summer" thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Saturday Sewing - Needlework Project Case (wish I could think of something catchier!)

Today I decided to dust off my poor neglected sewing machine and make something useful! I used to have this folder for cross stitch projects which had handy pockets for fabric and charts, it was useful but a bit dull and boring looking, it ended up in the bin last year as it was looking very tatty so I decided to make myself a new one :)

When I sew I usually make things up as I go along which often results in a pile of half sewn "failures". Well today I went all out, got myself some pattern paper, measured, sketched and planned my pattern, cut the pieces properly and checked sizes as I went along. I need to do this more often as things went much more smoothly than my usual chaotic attempts.

I used 3 fat quarters of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern collection to make this and I have to say I'm very pleased with the results, the only thing I had a problem with was sewing on the bias binding, it always causes me problems but I've come to the conclusion that it's my own fault for not ironing the fold in or pinning it or something. I will do better next time!

So enough of my rambling, here are the piccies :D

The next sewing project on my list will be a crochet hook roll because I keep losing mine :)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WIPocalypse - February Update

Here's my 2nd update for the WIPocalypse. I've only worked on one project on my list this month, Angel of Summer by Lavender and Lace.

This is an old project, started around 8 years ago, I think at the time it was the biggest project I'd ever started and I was quickly fed up and back to the smaller ones!

The last update I gave on this one was the beginning of last year and it looked like this:

I've now completed 2 pages of this one and I'm really enjoying stitching it (the confetti garland does get quite annoying at times though!), here's how she's looking now:

 Can't wait to catch up on everyone's updates! xx