Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas shopping ...

We ventured to Chichester today to do some Christmas shopping. While I was there I just had to call into The Eternal Maker, it would have been rude not to! This little stash found its way into a bag with my name on it :) 

The boys are out at football tomorrow so I am going to enjoy some me time with my sewing machine. I have just found a fabulous tutorial using triangles that I may just have to give a try.

Have a great stitchy weekend, keep warm.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A few finishes......

Here are a couple of make up bags I have put together this evening. They are so quick and easy to make once you have worked out how to get to the end of the second side of the zip! I think they will make fab tree presents with a little something inside them.
 I made the aqua one back in the summer but have made the other 2 this evening. 

Last night I finished this.bag which I starts ages ago, wasn't too happy with how it was coming together so it was dumped in the pile to be finished later! One done, too many to go ;) 
 Here's a close up shot of the fancy stitches on the handles.

Right, that's me for today, good night all, sweet dreams.....

Monday, 2 December 2013

Another night, another stocking!

I've been busy again this evening making another stocking using some more of the lovely fabric I bought on Saturday.
and here they are together
I've got lots I should be doing but need to hear the hum of my machine to reduce stress levels and it's only 2nd December.......

Back off to my machine, catch up soon

Sam x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Fabric shopping and a Christmas stocking

I visited the West County Quilt Show yesterday and indulged in a spot of fabric shopping
I could have spent a whole lot more but I really need to start making inroads into the fabric I have already! 

I did make a start on using some of my new fabric last night, making a Christmas stocking. I saw the tutorial here,

Mine comes up slightly smaller as I had problems downloading the template from the site so used one I had already. 

Weekend escape and some knitting....

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted. It has been particularly busy at work and I have been too tired to do anything much when I get in apart from my knitting! 

We managed to escape for much needed R & R last weekend in celebration of my birthday last Tuesday. We stayed at The Belfry in Yarcombe which is lovely, fabulous comfy beds, L'Occitane products in the bathroom and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to die for! 

Saturday saw us in Seaton, Beer & Honiton, I love to walk along the beach and browse around quaint little villages, you never know what delights you might stumble across, I did find a fabric shop in Seaton! The weather was kind to us, the sun made an appearance although it was a bit nippy.

 Can't believe its November, guess the empty beach gives a clue! 
 Look at that gorgeous blue sky. 

Sunday saw us in West Bay and a quick visit to Dorchester on the way home

 Not so sunny but stunning scenery. 
We plan to return in the summer and walk to the top of the cliff, sadly we didn't have enough time last weekend. 

Here is what I have been knitting over the last couple of weeks
 Fab light and warm tank top, made a little longer to cover my derrière. Looks great with a long sleeved t-shirt and leggings or jeans.
 A lovely cowl, knitting with supersoft Rowan yarn, ready to keep me cosy on my beach walks!
 Another pair of socks, these may well end up in someone's Christmas stocking. I can never seem to photograph these well, think I need to make a sock template for photos.

I will be back later with photos of fabric and makes.... 
Keep warm.

Sam :)