Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Oh and some days I have to pass her meals in through the door (after knocking and announcing "It's the Food Lady" of course).
Back with a sewing post soon, I've just got a load of hemming to do. And it has been a busy time with school recently, I added up: two school music concerts, one open afternoon, one sports day, one art exhibition, one open morning. Phew....I will be as relieved as T when the term finishes next week.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
washing up liquid,
bicarbonate of soda.
See through containers/glasses are best and if you are as messy as us you need some newspaper. Half fill the glass with vinegar, add a few drops of washing up liquid and food colouring. Then get your little one to add a teaspoon of bicarb, and watch. This kept my eight year old and four year old amused for quite a while. I have been asked to go and buy more supplies today so they can do it again.
Friday, 8 July 2011
A fake leather bag, (£1) I am so fed up with carrying my things in a rucksack! I have plans to make a bag one day.
A light up globe (and it works)
A danish dress for Little I (it's age 6 years so is a bit big for now, when I showed it to Mr Minnado he had a confused but nervous look on his face as he said "Is that for you?" . He was probably thinking "How am I going to tell her it is miles to small for her?")
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
I used this sunflowers cotton lawn. This is quite a bold and big pattern for me. I have to say if I had more money to spend, then I would use this fabric to make a beautiful summer dress. It was so fine I had to line the top in the interests of public decency! Looking around for some lining type fabric in my stash, I found two old muslin cloths which we used to use to mop up baby sick when the children were babies. They are clean now honestly. They are light enough to make a lining that doesn't change the way the top hangs. Each cloth was just big enough to form one piece of the lining. When finished the top was a bit too short for my liking so I sewed an extra band of unlined fabric on to the front and back. I left it open at the side seams (but hemmed) I am not sure what you call that...vents? The finished top is quite A line but I think it could be nice on a hot day. I was also considering its layering potential in the autumn. Thank you ScruffyB.
Monday, 4 July 2011
Things that are probably not sensible to say to a four year old - at 8am on Sunday morning with a party due to start at 10.30am..." Yes, I will finish sewing your new dress for the party". Cue me in pyjamas and an hour of sewing, followed by trimming threads, pulling out the tacking. Finished with half an hour to spare!
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Day 27: Nautical skirt made using Built by Wendy Sew U book skirt block. Fabric from my mum's stash. I hardly ever wear this skirt, partly due to lack of suitable tops to go with it.
Day 29: Self drafted skirt from tea cup upholstery fabric. My friend Emma's cast off t shirt.
So, Me Made June is over. I found this month a bit of a slog in terms of daily photos as I haven't been well for much of the month and some days it has been a case of smile for the camera, then go and lie down! Lots of other blogs have posted their thoughts and conclusions. I don't have many except:
2. I realised I don't like the look of myself in teeshirts. As in cotton stretch knits. This is strange as I always used to wear them so much - did they always look so bad I wonder? From the photos I would say they don't suit me. So this re-emphasises point number 1.
4. I have discovered some great new sewing blogs from other MMJ-ers. Always good to "meet" new people. Especially as in my real life I meet so few people interested in sewing.