Sunday, 29 January 2012

Monthly Make 2012

I've decided to join The Felt Fairy's Monthly Make for 2012, though I'm not going to include cards as I make them all the time.

I went on my Sewing Workshop on Thursday night and made my first cushion cover.  It was just a simple envelope style but it really did help me get over my fear of the machine.



I'm really pleased with it, I also made the flower on the front, though this was done by hand.  Isn't the fabric gorgeous!

I'm hoping this will be the first of many sewing projects.

They also do other workshops there so I think I'll book another for my birthday in May :)

Here's a link to their Facebook page, it's a fab idea it's like an internet cafe but with machines that you can hire out by the hour.  They also sell fabric and accessories, along with hosting various workshops.

The Sewing Cafe

I hope you've all had a good weekend, we're all full of cold in this house.  We seem to be constantly passing it around!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hello, Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

We had a quiet family one, though I was poorly with Laryngitis from Christmas Day so didn't indulge as much as I would have liked.  Maybe a good thing!

We weren't too extravagant with our presents, the OH bought me a beginners Sewing Workshop as my main pressie so that I can get over my fear of the sewing machine.  Really looking forward to it.



He also bought me this:



I'm impressed, it's a kit to make some hearts.  His present buying skills have certainly improved over the 9 years we've been together.  Most memorable present was a pen set one Christmas as I worked in an office, though anyone who works in an office will know that most things are done on the pc, but I could see the thinking!

I was also lucky enough to receive some great books too:




Kirstie Allsopp's new book and Phill Vickery's Gluten Free cooking book, both of which are great.  I'm going to try out his Brownies receipe first I think.

Before Christmas I persuaded the OH to decorate the lounge, we've gone from a cool blue to a much nicer warmer sage green.  This means of course that all the blue accessories need to be changed starting with the cushion covers.  I'd seen some knitted ones in Next and thought they looked great and 'I can do that'.  So have started a crocheted cover:



It's slow progress and would have been quicker to buy one but where's the fun in that!  It's just a half treble stitch and I'm going to add some crochet flowers in the same colour sewn on in one corner.

How long does it take everyone else to complete projects?  I think I must crochet really slowly?

Hope you all have a lovely weekend :)
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