Friday, 26 August 2011

Not too cool for school

I've enrolled in an evening class! Check me!

I shall be one of twelve 'beginners' attending the Dressmaking for Beginners class, starting mid September. It's a 10 week course which covers all the things I really really need to learn. Like how to read a pattern (What? You mean you don't just make it all up?), learning about fabrics and how to cut them, sewing basics and lots of other goodies. It's crazy to be this excited about going back to school! (Albeit for two hours a week).

Two whole hours of 'me time' doing crafty-sewing-goodness (and then unpicking it all again).

Happy happy.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Envelope Cushion Cover

My sister has faith in me. Still with my wobbly training-sewing-wheels on she's given me a big bag of fabric that she wants made into cushion covers. Of which I've never made before.

Until now!

With the wee man taking an extra long nap this morning I've used the time to finish boring chores, then sit down and watch this video tutorial on YouTube.  Using my own fabric first (didn't want to ruin my sisters in case I did something wrong) I knocked this up super fast!

It will be nice to get to the stage where I'm good enough to make the front a bit prettier or add buttons but I'm pretty chuffed. It seemed almost *too* easy so I'm hoping I didn't do anything wrong!

Wayyyyy easier than making quilts anyway!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Rosie love

I finally met my new niece this weekend! We plodded down to London on the train Friday morning and spent the weekend in the company of my sister, my nephew Toby (3) and wee Rosie (2 months). Ab-so-lutely gorgeous kids!

I managed to get some photos of Rosie posing on the quilt I made her. She was a very willing model!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Bean bag fun

I've made the wee man his own little bean bag! The sewing detail is pretty shoddy - but the cars and colours on the fabric makes up for it! I followed an online tutorial, till it got confusing so I just made it up as I went along.

Bean bag for the wee man!

Testing the bounce

Bottom test... passed.

It's a hit!!!