Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
As I have been having problems aligning my text with the right photos when I do these updates I have tried something different - do you like the text on photo? Does it fool you into thinking I am a computer whizz? (Probably no real computer whizz would use that expression)
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
On saturday my photography assistant (aka T aged Seven) was not very keen and we only got this hideous smirky photo. We had been to a strange "inter village sporting event" in a field, we watched with bated breath as a man did BMX stunts with wooden pallets, we played hook-a-duck and bought a spider plant from the W.I. We saw lots of people wearing green clothing and wellies. Ah, country life....
September 12th - Me made pink and white stripey t shirt and monsoon cardie refashioned into a waistcoat. Very old, comfy Mexx trousers. The t shirt was a quick sew project to slot in between my ongoing slow sewing. I found the cotton jersey in the shop at the end of my road for £1.50 per metre. Once again I used the basic t shirt pattern from Home Stretch but gave it a scoop neck and three quarter length sleeves. Result- a useful and comfy basic t shirt.
September 13th - Me - made stripey tank/vest top and Tate denim skirt, favourite ebay boots.
September 15th - Pink and white stripey t shirt again and Me made Clothkits skirt with traffic jam print.
September 16th - Me made duvet top, charity shop jeans, sorry for poor picture quality. The eagle eyed among you will notice an omission - 14th September...sorry I didn't manage to get a picture though I was in Me Made clothing honestly.
I was at the beginning of the week in a bit of a slump and feeling a tad downheartened with my crappy photos, geeky face, and lack of good photo backgrounds. But I have picked up a bit now and stopped feeling sorry for myself. My house is a tip because I am concentrating on making trousers....watch this space.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Friday, 10 September 2010
Sept 9th - Simplicity 3835 made in Amy Butler fabric (a rare use of more expensive shop bought fabric for me) I had made this longer originally but decided after seeing photos of it to trim the hem a few inches as it looked a bit like a maternity tent before. Oddly enough I don't like this top on me very much even though it is the one made with the most expensive fabric and I was really anticipating it being great when I made it last year.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Day One - top from Simplicity /Built by Wendy 3835. Sorry for strange expression it was the end of a very long, hot (but very good) day out in the woods with children and friends. I am thinking of taking the hem up on this top. Just visible filthy jeans from ebay (weren't filthy when I got them)
Day Two - Stripey vest top based on Sew U Home Stretch pattern and tate denim skirt from Sew Hip magazine Summer 09. Old Monsoon sale cardie from 4 years ago.
Day Three - Simplicity 3964 dress and a vacant expression again. Cardigan a birthday present from my sister.
Day Five - Simplicity 3835 from charity shop fabric. Charity shop/Gap jeans. My favourite wedge sandals (8 years old and broken but I still wear them)
Oh and photo credit to T age 7. The best photo of the week I think.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful William Morris
I was trying to clear some space before new projects start - It has been a lovely summer but when school begins next week we are entering a new phase and September always feels to me like a time for new projects, planning and creating. But befor estarting any new projects, I really wanted to complete some small projects that have been hanging around - I wanted to declutter my sewing stash and get them done.
So number 1 - the cushion,- I used T's fabric painting from last week and some green ikea fabric and sewed it into a cushion - (the inner had been in my understairs cupboard for only one year). I am always happy to find a way to display some of my children's artworks as I like them, and on a more serious note I like to see how they are proud of their own work. On a decluttering note I no longer have the fabric painting just hanging on my chair.
Number 2 - I made a toy bin from some fabric I was given three years ago by a friend. I hadn't found a use for it so last christmas I used as lining for some bags I made and now I used the rest up for this bin and lining. The handles are an old belt - a friend has been giving me her daughter's old belts for use. I lined the bin with cardboard to make it rigid. It is a bit baggy because I didn't actually measure the fabric. If I make another one I think I will take time to work out the circumference of a circle (what is that - Pi x R??) This falls into the Useful category, I like toys in bin at end of day and less toys on floor. I am even trying to train my children to do this - Little I is brilliant at tidying up at playgroup but oddly enough not at home.