Sunday, 27 August 2017

Country Angels and Teddy Flannels

Think the title sums it up for me this week, two completely different items made. Carrying on the Christmas theme Country Angels, think they look so angelic:

Applique Teddy Flannels, an ideal stocking filler for the kids.

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Not much to show from my sewing room this week but have been working nearly everyday. Until next week.

Have fun!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A lazy week

Cannot believe where this week has gone and done a lot of nothing, in fact very lazy. Read and did some knitting that was about it.

Finally finished the summer wrap, not sure would do this again as you start with 5 stitches and end up with 231, each row got slower and slower, in fact quite boring. A final push on Friday and finished.

Started and finished the 6 Santa ornaments

Then started a matinee jacket, finished the back already. Now this is more like it baby knitting, small and quick even with a design. Large knitting for the future? NO!!!!!!! Hopefully will finish the jacket this week, will post a pic next week.

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Until next week when I should have done a lot more work than I did this!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Is summer over?

Well this week has been odd, dark, miserable, wet and at times cold, so much so that the heating came on. Never off just set to 15 all the time. The last time I remember a summer like this we had not been married long and went to the Lake District for a week's holiday. Spent most of the time shivering under a duvet watching the tennis, so sad. From my observations it almost feels as if your summers are now April, May and June. Perhaps the Innuits are right with the Earth shifting, weather will change.

Anyway from me this week, I have started a new blog for creative musings and aded to HM this week. Will not be posting each week on there but just though a separate place to muse.

Vintage fashion plate lavender sachets

The delicious smell of lavender in my sewing room is so calming.

Black paw print doggie bags, finally got these finished after the thread arrived.

A banner for the local WI. They have changed their group name and wanted a new embroidery done. Jen admitted they could have done by hand but would have taken so long to do. Delivered and hope they are happy with it.

Finished the stock of the snowmen decorations

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Plans for this week:

Santa decorations
Girl Stuff bags

Until next week, Happy Creating

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Christmas, Girl Stuff and something for the dogs

It was going to be a productive week, all the orders were delivered on time and well received. Did have a slight hiccup on Monday with MyHermes via Parcel2Go. Their system was down so they had nothing to collect or deliver, the couriers were not happy. All sorted on Tuesday though.

Makes this week, been a bit varied and started off with some Doggie doo bags, I made one for Shiloh ages ago otherwise would have my pockets stuffed full of scoop bags. Shown here in white paw print fabric. Have the black ready to go but then realised did not have black stitch 'n' tear, ordered and received on Friday. Then ran out of the green thread, ordered and now waiting.

Girl Stuff - a cute purse for young girls, made the first one in existing fabric but felt not quite modern enough ordered some more fabric quarters but only received yesterday so you will have to wait to see the rest until next week.

Liberty bracelets - Now I love Liberty fabric and can always remember going into this fantastic shop when young for Mother to buy lengths of Liberty lawn to make me summer dresses. So I have grown up with Liberty and wanted to use in some of my current work. The ribbons suit wrap bracelets with charms, loved making these and with silver plated charms affordable at £5. Still have a load more to do but getting there.

Have some Liberty fabric off cuts which hopefully will be added to another project planned next week.

Not forgetting the Christmas element but a fun snowman tree ornament, still have some more to make and the Santa's, yet again I did not have any flesh coloured felt. Ordered some stating a flesh colour when it arrived looked more like a cheap tan out of a bottle, so not appropriate for Santa's face. Now ordered some pastel pink. Again hoping these go down well at my events later in the year.

As you can see while I have been busy had a lot of stops and starts, mainly due to the fact that I did not check I had everything I needed in advance. Been at this crafting malarky for about 35 years and you would have thought I had learned by now, lol

Still do do this coming week:

4 black doggie bags
5 Snowman
6 Santa's
8 Angels
5 Girl Stuff bags
More Liberty bracelets
New project just thought of after seeing the Liberty remnants

Now the question is will I get it all done?

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Have a good week