Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday Stash and Sunday Sewing

We visited Tweseldown Artisan Market yesterday for the first time, I can highly recommend it. There were lots of lovely stalls selling a wide range of items. It sent my crafty brain into overdrive........

As we were near Natures Threads and they were celebrating their 5th birthday we popped in there too. 

Had a much needed top up of fabric!! 

Today I have been busy with my machine. When I visited Homebase recently there were a couple of aprons in the reduced bin which I thought I could make into peg bags. Only used one today. 

From this

to this

Thinking I might make a laundry bag from the other one. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

Almost there with this baby quilt, so hoping for a Finish it off Friday post with it!!

What to make next? My to do list is soooooo longggggg.........

Linking up with  Lee at Freshly Pieced

Happy stitching

Sam x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday

I needed a session with my sewing machine this evening to unwind after the week so far.......

I have, for sometime fancied the idea of free motion quilting, I took a class last year with Dawn Cameron-Dick which I really enjoyed but as I haven't kept up the practice didn't feel confident enough to tackle a quilt.

When it came to quilt this project I decided I could put it off no longer, especially as it's not very big! 

Love the colours and fabrics in this! 

Aren't those giraffes cute? 

A close up of the back

and front. 

Some of the stitches are a bit on the large side, I will check tomorrow when the light is better to see if any need to be unpicked and redone. 

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

Hope you've had a wonderful Wednesday :) 

Sam x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday Stash from Tavistock

It's been a long time since I have taken part in Sunday Stash, although don't be alarmed, I have still been fabric shopping, I will post photos soon! 

I've been to Tavistock this weekend to visit my Dad, always good because there is also a lovely fabric shop and there are a couple of good stalls on The Pannier Market that sell crafty things.

I only had time to visit The Pannier Market this time as we did a lot of walking and squeezed in a couple of cream teas. It's probably  just as well, I've bought so much fabric lately - I really need to use some of it now......

Mainly Christmas fabric - I'm looking forward to making a bag using the panel with the sewing machine on. 

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. 
Catch up soon. 

Sam x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Some last minute holiday crafting .....

I was going to go into work today to try and get one step ahead of the game, before I start back tomorrow. I got up early, showered, dressed and decided to craft! 

I'm into quick fix projects at the moment  and this is what I made this morning

A cute drawstring bag made with 4 half jelly roll strips and some plain fabric. These will make lovely little gift bags, I can feel a few more of these coming on. 

Here's the other project I mentioned in my last post - before the make over

Looks a whole lot better after a couple of coats of chalk paint 

and the addition of drawers which need to be filled! 

That's all from me today, crafty dreams.

Sam x