Wednesday, 29 October 2014

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas!!

I've had a lovely afternoon and evening sewing with Mum. Thought it was about time I tried one of the 3D Christmas trees - so glad I started with the small one - I can't believe how much filling it took! 

Hoping to finish tomorrow, just found my seed beads to decorate it with but eyes are too tired to attempt tonight.... 

What have you been sewing today?

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Dabbling with denim again!

I have been making a gadget case this evening, as seen on create & craft a while back. I saw demo'd and thought I would have a go. It took longer to unpick the jeans than to make the case! 

I would make it slightly shorter next time and probably pretty it up a bit with ribbon, lace or fancy stitches but for a first attempt I'm pretty pleased with it! 

Anyone who knows me well will not be surprised at the colour of the lining - my favourite - orange! I'm delighted to discover that it is one of the colours of the season this year so I will be on trend for a change!! 

The fabric I used for the lining was purchased when we were in New York earlier this year so I was a little reluctant to use it, sad I know but I shall think of the lovely time we had every time I open the case up now! 

Off to bed now, night all x

Monday, 20 October 2014

A bit of denim

I have a large pile of denim ready to start a patchwork quilt and raggy cushion but this evening thought I would have a go at making a denim pot. I have seen photos on my travels around blog land but being unable to find them again set about working it out for myself! 
Great fun to make, I think these would make lovely gifts filled with smellies or sweets, in fact anything. 
 Or even nail varnishes.... 

Now where did I put that Chridtmss fabric! 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is my work in progress today. I have bags of stuff tucked away all over and thought it was about time I sorted it so I can see what I have got! 

I've been really busy at work and socially lately so not managed to do much crafting. I'm hoping this sort out and the colder weather will get me back in the swing of things. 

The dining table

Sewing corner, there's also a knitting corner, beading area and utility room come card making/scrap booking area - not shown here as they're reasonably neat & tidy! 

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

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

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Craft room storage

I have been busy clearing out the garage today and thought this book case needed a little attention as it looked sad and neglected. 

After a quick browse on the internet I found out what to use to clean it, a mix of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts olive oil. Needless to say I didn't have either in the cupboard! A flying visit to the shop soon sorted that. 

Half done - what a difference! 

It just needs to dry overnight and I can then start the huge task of sorting my crafty stuff and arranging some of it on here. 

Another project to show tomorrow.....