domingo, 31 de mayo de 2015

One pattern, one week

I'm going to take part in another challenge. Tilly and the buttons is hosting a One pattern, one week challenge: I'm going to wear something made from the same pattern every day for a week. I think I'll go with my one-day top since I've made 5 different versions of it already.

I'll also try to make at least one more thing from the pattern and I am thinking of trying to make this one more of a variation than the others.

The week starts  I'd better get sewing.

jueves, 30 de abril de 2015

Gingerbread layer jar

So this post is nothing to do with sewing. Sorry about that.

I made this simple Christmas present with the dry ingredients to make gingerbread. Printed out the recipe (one side how to use the provided ingredients and the other the full recipe).

The little jars have the golden syrup in them. It will still need an egg and butter adding to it. And this is what you get when you cook it:

martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

Mixer applique

So the voting was spread across facebook, my office and half of my sisters. I had 5 votes for patterned, one vote for plain, and one vote for patterned but in the direction of the plain one (thanks Lisa).

So patterned it is:

Mixer applique

sábado, 28 de febrero de 2015

Decisions - mixer

Please help. I can't decide which material (or rather which side of the material) to use for this applique. Plain or patterned? What do you think?

sábado, 24 de enero de 2015


After the dismal failure of my last challenge, I have decided to try a different sort of challenge. I am going to join in the Self-Stitched September challenge over at So, Zo...

I am going to wear at least one thing made by me every day in September, and to make it harder I'm also going to enforce a no repeats rule. I will include accessories, but since this is 'stitched' things (as opposed to Zoe's Me-Made March challenge) I will not count my jewellery unless it involves stitching in some way.

Unfortunately September rather surprised me this year (really, where has the year gone?), and so it was half-way through the day before I realised that I was supposed to have started the challenge. Fortunately I spent last night shortening a pair of trousers from a new suit (11.5cm shorter - wow), so I managed not to fail on day 1.

sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2014

Bag in Progress

I found this in the bottom of a box of fabric I'm saving for other uses. After a few minutes of attempting to uncrumple it, I figured out what it was. It's a Keyka Lou pixie bag, in progress.

 The outer shell and inner lining are complete, even with a cute button attached and an inside pocket. All it needs, if I remember rightly, is a strap or two and then sewing up!

But what it needs before that is a damn good iron.

sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2014

Cross-stitch sampler

This is a quick project to complete which goes no way to explaining why it has been sat in my room for the past 6 months, waiting to be finished.

This is an embroidery sampler using one of my favourite quotes from Gosford Park (Dame Maggie Smith FTW). All it needs is pressing, the back sewing up and then framing. GET ON WITH IT, BECKY.