Tuesday 11 November 2014

Sewing and Pressing in the Rain

Well not out in the rain, just watching it hammer against the window. I did manage to get Ben out while it was not too bad.

I have had fun playing with fabric and thread though, I made something for me and something for Fran.

I have been meaning to run one of these up for ages, mine was one that came with the set of hooks and was very cheap looking. I like this and it uses some more scraps up.

I should have put the ribbon tie a bit lower, I will move it later, maybe. I do have a pattern or three for these rolls but just made it up as I went.

Fran likes big sun glasses, it is her birthday soon and I like to give her summery things, so I made this for her. 

The inside is a very pale yellow and sets off the turquoise trim nicely. As soon as I dug the fat quarter outer print from my stash I thought of the saying "2 swallows do not a summer make" there are many more than 2 here.

These are my specs so there will be lots of room for chunky sunnies. I will have to think of something else to make, possibly a new phone case, the ones I made her ages ago are quite scruffy now.
Now for the craft caddy.
I put all the names of the comments into a bag and fished around to pull one out. Saver of Suburbia, the bag is yours, just email me your snail mail and I will send it off to you.
I have a real give away coming up, a very desirable craft book. I will post photos tomorrow and give you all a week to comment. This will be for followers only and will be world wide, I know postage is steep but it almost Christmas after all.
Reasons to be grateful.
1.  A day playing in the sewing room.
2.  More scraps used up.
3.  Smoked cod for dinner. Mmmmmm
4.  I woke really early this morning so the house is spotless.
5.  My sweet pepper plant is still producing, there are 5 young
     peppers growing nicely.
I woke up and hit the ground running so all the house has had a blitz and looks good. I even moved the sewing room around so every inch was vacuumed. The bathroom and kitchen get done daily so they do not take long. I just want to wipe the big fridge out later and make a note of what I have to use up before it goes bad. I like to do this a couple of times a week, I hate waste of any kind. Mind you it does lead to some interesting food combinations at times.
I plan on making the most of my cleaningfest by having a day crafting tomorrow. I am taking Maggie to Ammanford first thing, 2 of her cats are having check ups and jabs. We will be back by 10:00, a quick coffee and I can cut, sew and press to my hearts content. Add in a little hooky and a smidgeon of knitting, lots of tea and the odd Fig roll for the perfect day. I hope that has not put the Kybosh on my plans, I ought to know better than to tempt fate.
The kitchen needs me, my fish will not cook its self.
     TTFN                                                           Pam


  1. It sounds a great day planned for tomorrow. I am tearing my hair out, trying to assemble the quilt blocks I made last Autumn, when I was not at my best health-wise, and all the errors I made then are coming to light. Arggggggggggh! My stitch ripper glows in the dark!!

    1. I have a pile of quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched and quilted and 2 quilts still as blocks that I planned to finish by the end of the year, I must buckle down and get on with them. Trouble is I am having so much fun making lots of little things.

  2. Love your glasses case, you make stunning items.

    1. Thank you Marlene, I just love to shut myself in the sewing room and play.

  3. Lovely fabric, I keep losing crochet hooks so could do with making a holder for them

    1. It took me less than 30 minutes once I had made my mind up what to make. If you like to email me your snail mail I can get one off tomorrow, only too happy to sew my way through the stash, I am itching to go on a fabric hunt.

  4. The hook rolls are lovely, I could do with making a few and some double ended ones for lace bobbins. :-)

    1. Why am I not surprised that you make lace, I think that I am fairly crafty but you leave me at the starting post. I must make another for my knitting pins, they are in 2 vases at the moment and I just know that one will end up on the floor in bits. I am quite clumsy at times.


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