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!
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 🙂
Okay, so whilst I was out at the shops today I was absolutely thrilled when I came across these tea towels in next!
Quite clearly I had to buy them and put one of them on display in my kitchen ! Quite clearly you can’t actually use them, they are far too pretty to use them 😉
I have completed my two owl cushions and am now twitching to make something else. I enjoy making pillows but want to try something different. I guess I’ll be trawling the Internet for inspiration!
Any ideas of where to look?
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
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.