Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Check out Flossie and Don

Finally took the plunge today and opened my blog shop Flossie and Don.
Named it after my Nan and Grandad as it was my Nan who taught me to sew.
Pop over and have a look. Hopefully more items will appear during the week.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Lazy Saturday

Well I have to admit we haven't done a great deal so far today. I managed to finish off my cardigan, it took me quite a while to stitch around the edges by hand. This is the second cardigan I have made from this pattern but this time I made the shorter version and think I will wear it more.

Seeing as I 'd got someone else to take my photo thought I'd show you the apron I made just after Christmas. This is a lovely bright pink flower, unlike in the picture and as it's reversible, I made the other side out of fushia pink and white polka dot.

This 20 minutes a day crafting is certainly making me get stuck in. Now what shall I make tomorrow? Got some green wool material left so think I make have a go at a jumper. Will let you know how I get on.

Oh forgot to say I have done the ironing and put it away!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Doesn't Time Fly When Your Having Fun!

I had a lovely day yesterday doing things I wanted to do and not things that had to be done. I had an appointment to have my eyebrows waxed and new that the girl who does them should be moving into her own place soon so I managed to make her a cushion and a card before I went. I surprised myself how quickly it all went together as I had to be out of the house by 10.30.

The shop where I go for my eyebrows is right next door to a charity shop so I can't help but have a browse inside. It was my lucky day today, I got this lovely cream vase, this little dish which matches the china dinner service I started to collect before we got married and now we only use for Christmas lunch! And my favourite item was this double sheet and two pillow cases for £1.50. I love the pattern, how many bags can I make with this?

After this shopping trip I made a quick Visit to the Merry Hill Centre to take back a necklace to M&S that managed to break the first I wore it. Instead of having just one necklace in place of it I went to Primark where I had quite a few things for the same price. I also got some lovely pink flowery tissue paper and some cup cake wrapping paper. It's so cheap, only £1 a go.

This has to be my favourite!

These were reduced to £2!

Looks like I'm sorted now for shoes and jewellery for Spring just got to make the clothes to go with them.
Well I'm off to do my exercise now on the Wii. Hoping for a weight loss next week.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Not Much Making, Just Mending

Well it seems like ages since I made something from scratch so I have managed to put together this hot water bottle cover from an old jumper I had stashed away up the loft from a few years ago ( don't think I could wear stripes now!). It only took about 20 minutes so that took care of my 20 minutes crafting for today. All I seem to have been doing for the last week is altering things for friends and family. I didn't mind altering hubby's jeans from boot cuts to straight legs but the skirt I had to cut off and turn up for a friend was a nightmare! It was a Per Una skirt that was cut on the bias and  was made from different pieces of fabric sewn together. To get this hem level had me nearly in tears, after unpicking it for the second time (the bottom seemed as wide as the M1) I managed to get it hanging level.

The next item I had to do was my Nan's nightie. It needed to be open all down the front as she can't lift her arms above her head now to put it on. My machine took a total dislike to the jersey material it was made of even though I used a ball point needle. I was going to put button holes down the front but eneded up sewing pieces of velcro on instead.

I have managed to cut myself out a cardigan out of the wool fabric I used to make my jumpers for Christmas. I'm hopefully going to sew this together on my over locker so it should be quicker than my machine. Will let you know how I get on.

Still doing my exercises with the Wii but no weight loss last week, 1.5lb on! Too much picking in between meals I think. Will have to try and be good this week.