All wrapped up :)

Ok, I’m on a roll!!

Day three of my week off work and I have finished my third project.  A pretty cover for my sewing machine.

In true ‘me’ style, I had a few glitches along the way.  Mainly being I hadn’t allowed for the fact my machine cover is curved, I could’ve done with allowing another few centemetres of fabric. It’s rather ‘snug’ shall we say. But hey, it fits!

The material I have had for a while waiting for inspiration, it had to belong somewhere in my sewing room.  I think its lovely, it has a fun pattern of little sewing machines, cotton reels, scissors etc, so it’s perfect for what I’ve used it for.

I finished it off with a big draping bow to add a little something different to it and to cover up the handle area.

It sits pride of place on my sewing table, which is a vintage drop leaf table I snapped up for a bargain off eBay a few weeks ago! I love a bargain!

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Pretty placemats

On a scale of 1/10, I must say I am over the moon with today’s creation and give myself a near 9! I have made four placemats to add my own touch to our dining table.

Ive been on the hunt for some pretty ones for a while and have only just had the brainwave to make my own. The poppy flower material is a linen Laura Ashley fabric that was amongst one of the gifted stashes given to my by a friend. The boarder is a matchired deep red linen I have added. The reverse IOC the mats are of the same plain red.

I will be honest and say that my edges aren’t necessarily dead straight, but I love them. Especially when they are dressed with the other items on the table sourced from various places, which I knew one day, would somehow all come together.

I guess I need to make some napkins to complete the table ………..

Hope you like them 🙂

An owl affair :)

At last!, I have finally finished my crochet project!

Here is my finished crochet pillow.  It started out as you know as a weekend project and has taken me all of the week to complete.  Mainly as I was waiting for the delivery of the ribbon.  Whilst I was waiting, I carried on creating more squares for pillow number two!

I must say, I have really enjoyed making this and it did become a bit of an obsession.  I have literally been making it with every spare minute that I have had!  I am quite impressed with it and I l0ve the cute little owls !

I would like to add that I dont think I could of done it if I hadnt have found some great help online from an amazing blogger littletinbird.co.uk.  Her great step by step guides with pictures was a great help and really got me on my way.  The little owls I found from another great site – ‘repeat crafter me’

As for the reverse of the pillow, this was a mixture of some Laura Ashley material given to me and some other materal that is mean to be for my patchwork quilt ! (I only use a bit)

I hope you like it 🙂 I am really impressed even if I can say so myself

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I really enjoyed making this pillow. It isn’t a method I have tried before with its stencil design. I added some additional detail to some petals and on the stem using buttons and beads.

I particularly like the reverse of this pillow with its enveloped ‘with love’ message and its ribbon and button seal, it reminds me of a parcel.

And what a great present it will make too.