Monday, 29 December 2014

Here's the start of the Christmas Crafting!

I'm going to start with one of my favourite gifts.  I used this tutorial to make this cushion.


It's very carefully made with no pink whatsoever as it was made for Ruthwhoisnotablogger who has an allergy to pink.


I used cotton, velvet, satin and poly cotton to make it and backed it with an owl print cotton.


It got a very happy reaction so I think I picked the right gift!

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Odds and Ends

No new sewing today, just a few random pics of things I've been up to in the past few weeks.

 Making some of these for a Christmas party at work.


Turning this


Into this...


And then into this


Drinking these with friends
 

And eating way more of these than is good for me!

Peppermint creams in case you hadn't guessed...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

And Back

Here I am again.  Firstly, a huge, huge thank-you to all my friends for looking after me.  I have been very well cared for (and fed copious amounts of ice cream and cake).  I've also spent time with family and generally been sorting myself out.

Doesn't mean I stopped crafting though.  Sadly, most of what I've made has been Christmas presents so I still can't show you. 

I have however, run up a new bag for a friends little person to take to nursery. 


It's a very simple drawstring rucksack, designed to a spare set of clothes and the ever popular nursery A5 diary.


Mummy and Daddy choose the pale blue print and asked for pink accents.  The lace around the name was my idea - I couldn't resist it as a finishing touch!

My favourite part of this is that the name tab is actually a tiny pocket, so when my wee one is a bit bigger she can transport her special treasures in there.  It's all cotton and washable and so should last well!

Next week I'll be around on Monday and Thursday as normal, though Monday is likely to be another random update.  After that though, I can show you all my Christmas makes, at last!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Hiatus

My Grandmother (Granny Joyce who I don't think I've mentioned on here before), passed away last week.

I'm struggling a bit right now and so there will be no blog for another fortnight, whilst I spend time with family.

I also want to say a very big thank-you, to everyone who has been looking after me for the last week.  I love you all and I'm so lucky to have such good friends. 

Look after yourselves. x