28 February 2009
I have finally used all the spotty fabric - I only bought 2 metres for a total of $16 and I made:
2 tissue holders
2 hair clips and 4 other covered buttons - one of which I used for my bag closure.
I had some left over floral fabric for the lining of the bag and also some wadding. I made up the pattern.
I found a couple of cute little things at the local market a few weeks ago. A lovely china heart, which I washed and filled with pot pourri and put new ribbon on it and it is hanging up and making my clothes smell nice. I also found this little pepper pot. I actually have a collection of Royal Doulton Roses china, so I love cream or white china with little roses on. These aren't doulton, but are pretty and only cost me $2 each.
25 February 2009
Not itchy spots - fabric spots!
I made a skirt today. Dear daughter inspired me once again. I made up my own pattern for this wrap skirt with darts for shaping. Here is a pic - not a very good photo because I took it myself, but you get the general idea. The skirt can be tied at the back or at the side. It is really comfortable.
I also made some tissue holders and hair slides and a little purse with some scraps of fabric. Some of the patterns are in the latest issue of "Get Creative" magazine, which I subscribed to for this year. It has some great ideas.
I hope you are all well and happy.
I have been diagnosed with a hernia. I thought I felt something abnormal in my stomach and I am actually glad to know it is not sinister. I can live with it and only have to have an operation if it gets larger. Keeping my fingers crossed xx
19 February 2009
I bought a new doona cover recently and decided to sew some cushions for my bed. I found some vintage chenille squares on ebay and have made these cushions. I even covered my own buttons. Oh dear, now I want to make more covered buttons. Why do I get obsessed by everything I do? If I make one, I need to make 20 - help!!! -
Sewing really keeps my mind off eating though!!!