So glad I’m not the only one using a Grace quilting frame for storage. I won’t show a photo just yet – I’ve got the wooden one which I set up 10 1/2 years ago in my sewing room, and it is heavy. One day I would love to have a dedicated long arm machine on it – I’ve used my Elna 7200 on it, but that means I would need to get the workshop machine…[Read more]
Otherwise entitled – another reason for having more than one project on the go, always including at least one handsewing project.
Tuesday 26th February – a day I noted on the calendar. I had written it on the ca…
It was on my birthday a couple of years ago that one of my friends had an accident. This was no ordinary accident. She is still (just) in her 40’s, although her big birthday is this month (and she will probably h…
I hadn’t planned on this being the title or subject of my blog for this month (if truth be told, I had planned it for late January or even February – but life got in the way, and I got frustrated with the photos I w…
Lovely article! I really resonate with this, especially sewing fake fur. I had a neighbour turn up a couple of weeks ago with her great niece Miranda, who is 7, who had to do something for school for Australia Day. Luckily she had a grey velour velvet pyjamas/tracksuit to start with, and a hairband. 2 hrs later she was a cute koala bear complete with white fake fur tummy & koala ears. She watched me like a hawk while I was cutting and sewing, completely fascinated. She loves coming round here to watch me sew, last time it was a quilted case for her sunglasses & a mini shoulder bag in Mermaid material. I think there is a young sewer in the making there!
The best bit was the lovely thank you card from Miranda with a photo of her in the finished outfit complete with kola face paint.
I think your Panda legs were a great improvement, very cuddly!
Reference the theatre performance Christine, relieved that those eyebrows and beard were only temporary!
Once again, this show has not failed to impress me. Now – my mum had a saying: “Better to be born lucky than rich”, and I tend to say that whenever I win something! Once again, I was lucky enough to win tickets for t…
Christine, it sounds as if you had a lovely day out with your friend and her daughter. So pleased you met Mo Jones in person, she does so much for UKQU in terms of the stand at that exhibition & the UKQU postcard swaps, & now the A4 mini quilts initiative will be really exciting. You are absolutely right though about trying other things. I was an amateur dressmaker, then professional embroidery designer & I’m now a quilter, but even now it’s fun to try new things! I am going to local community craft classes on bag making, felting, & ceramics in the near future, and I even made soap, bath bombs & candles a few weeks ago, & the wreath making class I went to, before Christmas, was really successful. So create away!
A lovely account of a great weekend – and I loved looking in the bag – the tape measure certainly came in very useful over the weekend! I’ve not used the fabric yet, but will find a project for it all. I love bags – especially fabric ones, and seem to be adding to my collection regularly!
I don’t like the commercialism of Christmas, and I certainly don’t like the stress of it. The sooner I can get everything prepared and done, the better. We are having a buffet style meal – I’ve ordered the salads and sandwiches, – well, when you could have 10 people dropping in (stepsons, grandchildren and others) it is a lot easier, and it is so…[Read more]
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