Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sewing Room and more from the Rose, Linen and Lace Collection

Bought a beautiful length of fabric depicting vintage style sewing labels. Had a ponder and made into Lavender Pin Cushions/ Sachets, so pretty

the smaller labels could not be wasted and what better way to use up than turn into key rings.

These have been added to my 'Sewing Room' collection.

Back to Roses, linen and lace and this time some lavender filled dress forms, with pretty lace skirts, velvet ribbon and roses. They can be added to a door handle to scent a room and look pretty at the same time.

Final make of the week for my shop a couple of pretty stationery wallets with matching toppers printed onto fabric for the front. Contains 8 notelets and envelopes.

Another make for myself, this time an overtop with dipped hemline, large roomy pockets gathered with ties and my first t shirt with batwing sleeves. The cotton I had in my dressmaking stash for donkey's.

Have gone mad and ordered some more fabric a pretty rose print jersey for another t shirt and a pale pink linen for another over top the same as the lilac print above. Hope to get these done when they arrive but a busy week as Lee is off to the hospital again on Friday for more tests. Leaving big Sis in charge of the mutlet, that should be fun.......

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Roses, Linen and Lace

Love roses, linen and lace not to mention vintage style buttons and beads. As the look of my site has changed and I am going back to what I love, in particular PINK, had to think what could start off the new look incorporating roses, linen and lace, with a hint of lavender. Came up with a shabby chic pink lace cuff, my first one and very happy. These cuffs remind me of the Scarlet Pimpernel 'Sink Me' the costumes were so elegant and so much lace.

Lavender Lace Sachet

Using oatmeal linen, vintage lace trim, heart ribbon and resin roses, filled with lavender from Chateau de la Gabelle, smells delicious could be hidden in a drawer or on show on a dressing table.

Should have had a lot more makes to show but waiting for components to finish. What I should really do is plan ahead and make sure I have everything needed before I start.

Joining up this week with Handmade Monday

Have a good week and hope to see you next Sunday

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Poorly Machine and a make for me

My embroidery machine finally gave up the ghost last week, collected for repair on Wednesday. Feel as if something is missing and whilst still have my sewing, embellisher, Gem and overlocker machines, they do not have the same pull. Plus had hopes to finish all the cards and Christmas gifts for family and friends by mid February. Done most but have 3 gifts and cards still to make.

Because all my makes for 2015 have been mainly for gifts cannot show on here atm (in case some peaking goes on) but did get down to making for myself. This fabric has been in my stash for I think about 25 years, if not more. Never got rid of it as love the muted shades, now been made into a baggy comfortable overtop. Squared off the bottom as did not want rounded corners and shortened the sleeves. I always push long sleeves up so better to get rid of them first. Plus the biggest thing was I used my overlocker for the first time, a dream and made in far less time than normal. Did most of the seams straight on the overlocker instead of the sewing machine.

Really enjoying the clothes sewing and now back into it plan to make at least 1 garment a month.

New overlocker previously sat on it's own table

Seam done on said overlocker, stitched and cut all in one, love it.

This post is linked with Handmade Monday with Vicky at Lucy Blossom Crafts

Hope to have more to show next week and that I have my machine back.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Second order of the year

Two orders in 1 week, the first the aprons shown on my last blog. Then an order from an old school friend (more years ago than I care to remember) for a Birthday card for a lady turned 105, how great is that. Plus a 30th wedding anniversary card and some change of address cards. The spec? Romany and Austria. I love to interpret what a customer is looking for, hopefully making a card or gift that cannot be found in any shop.

A Romany caravan with vintage wallpaper, straw hat with a teapot of flowers. Window embellished with cluney lace and opens to another Romany caravan parked up in a field.

Memory board effect with photos of Austria and a map. A beautiful country, have been myself to Kitzbuhel, St Anton, Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck to name a few. From the fabulous  Hahnenkamm to Villa Trapp and Zell am See. Well worth a visit.

Have been working hard on Birthday and Christmas gifts and cards for 2015, however my embroidery machine has decided it no longer wants to read the USB sticks, consequently I have ground to a halt. Emailed Janome and hope I hear some good news tomorrow. Depressed now and feel like throwing my rattle out of the pram. Funny had been thinking of making myself some clothes perhaps now may be the time to stop myself climbing the walls.

On top of that our Sky box is playing up and will be replaced on Thursday, then the printer has decided not to play ball, another one ordered as quite old and done us well.

This blog is in conjunction with Handmade Monday and the lovely Vicky, do stop by the other blogs for a read of what everyone is up to.

Until next week

Chief Helper when Mum is stressed