So I’ve been busy sewing but not so busy blogging. I’ve been spending the last few weeks sewing more pillows ready for the Christmas fete on Saturday. It wasn’t until I got them all out this morning to see how many inserts I needed to buy that I realised just how many I’ve got.
I went to a little vintage fete yesterday for inspiration, there are some very talented people around, i must say I’m a little worried that my pillows will be a flop. But it’s got to be worth a go hey?
Here is the collection:
Another Sunday where I have managed to get creative!! Also another first…I have successfully sewn in zips to two new pillows! I checked the how to guide of my sewing book and took a peak on YouTube, then jumped in, needle first and went for it! Now they aren’t professional and I’m sure have faults, but for my first go..I’m impressed!
The material I used was gifted to me from a friend, which is currently stocked in John Lewis in various colours. It’s a lovely thick fabric and was great to sew with. I don’t have much left, so I will use the rest carefully.
I then went on a bit of a roll and also made a seat cushion for a chair in my bedroom and a matching mat for my new dressing table.
I think they look lovely and have added a nice splash of colour to my room…
Hope you like them 🙂
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!
Today’s little project was bunting.
I have brought a small kitchen dresser from eBay which will be delivered on Saturday. It will need a little love and I thought some bunting will help turn it into something to match my new love of everything ‘vintage’
This is another sewing first for me, but was really easy. Just a case of cutting some triangles, sewing them together and turning them around and ironing them flat. I made the trim across the top too (binding? Or bias binding? Not too sure of its terminology) I then sewn it all together! Viola! Bunting in just over an hour!
Now just a case of being patient and waiting for the arrival of the dresser….
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 🙂
I have been so busy at work that my sewing has had to take a back seat. I have been twitching to get stuck back in! I have re arranged a room in my house to become my sewing den, purchased me a vintage table to match my vintage storage unit, so I’m good to go!
I have this weekend off work, so after I have punished myself at the gym for 2 hours tomorrow morning, I shall retire to my quarters and sew!!!!
This blog is related to my sewing … Honest 🙂
I have gained so much ‘stuff’ during my sewing journey so far. I have been storing my delights in various boxes and containers stashed in my wardrobe. It was beginning to take over the wardrobe, so I have been out today and purchased me a vintage sideboard. It has loads of storage (or had, I’ve filled it!)I love it! It also so has some handy drawers for storing ‘bits and bobs’
whilt I was hunting around the second hand furniture shop, I also came across an old singer sewing machine. I didn’t buy it, but had to take a photo!
My little kitten dexter was most helpful with a suggestion of how to use one of the empty storage boxes!