Thursday, June 28, 2012
Have you ever done any online courses?
Monday, June 25, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I had a niece celebrating her Holy Communion, a niece turning 13, and twin niece and nephew turning 11. Perfect opportunity to use Jeni's drawstring pouch tutorial. I made these pouches over the space of 4-5 days but it should only take a couple of hours to make one. I got lots of interruptions and I made one then decided to make the other three... Wait for fabric to arrive... You know how it goes.
As soon as these were made my kids were asking if they were for them, especially my two year old!
This one is for my 8 yr old niece who is very much into pink. Her family have just gone on a European holiday so I hope the pouch was useful for packing some little travel items.
In other news the kids have just gotten over a really bad flu virus. I was lucky to dodge that one. I have been trying to find a balance between sewing time and home duties. I find the home duties a real drag and get by on doing the basics. I feel like that's not good enough and I want to make our home more of a priority. I also have the incentive of a house guest next month so I'm aiming to spring clean and declutter one room at a time, I know having a clean house makes me happy (it's just that three littlies can trash it in the blink of an eye).
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I was in my element with this one! I love using the girly fabrics in my stash. The only problem was that I was not having a good sewing day. I read the tutorial which stated you need a 6.5" x 24" ruler or template. I have two 24" rulers but didn't actually realise they were only 6" wide NOT 6.5". You can see where this is going.... I cut my first half-block with my ruler and that's when I measured and was swearing at myself for stuffing up the block. Here's my orphan half block, I'll have to find another use for it!
|The wrong size!|
Things seemed to go downhill from there. Instead of cutting exactly the same fabrics to remake that block I cut the fabrics I had allocated for the second half of the block (I now had two sets of the same fabric strips). That worked out OK, just not as I had originally designed it.
When I made block 2 I cut the second half block upside down! This meant that a couple of the fabrics I had planned to mismatch now matched up. Not a biggy but still not what I had originally planned.
So they are still useable blocks and I do really like them. They are just not as awesome as I had hoped they would be! Do you find that you have good days and bad days when sewing?