Wednesday, May 24, 2017

wrap dress

I have just finished the sewing class that I was doing.
I am a bit behind on the homework assignments ... so this was from the 3rd lesson (of 5)

It is a knee length wrap dress
Im happy with this, I think the style is a bit old fashioned for a dress for me BUT in a lighter coloured fabric I think it could make a beautiful beach/pool cover up

I made my own bias binding using a tool like this
The skirt is sewn shut and it has elastic at the waist.
I used a soft viscose with stashed fabric to check the size.

Im so excited to use the skills I have learned, I ordered a few more patterns yesterday. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

secret scarf project

Im making scarves for the secret scarf project, they are due on 13 July 

Here are the first 2 - they are bright!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

a gardening journal

I used a readers digest cover

I love pretty gardens and tear out all the pretty pages before throwing out magazines.
I used these pages in this journal
Im happy with the way it turned out

tuck spot for some flowery note paper

this is a blank greeting card and envelope, tucked into a fold out page

to close this journal I made an elastic loop (sewed on the machine) and clipped a crochet flower to the front

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

cinnamon buns

its that time of the year again ... nothing better than warm cinnamon buns in this cold weather!

Monday, May 15, 2017

stripy socks

I finished these socks for Sos
they are the first I have made for him

I was always intimidated by making large socks but they took a week and used 90g of sock wool

So I will be making more :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

a journal for me!

Im a list maker, every morning I make a list for the day ahead
Often my list is EXACTLY THE SAME every day - but I make them anyway!

Yesterday I saw a few lists and thought I should make a journal just for me
with printed out lists that are customised
and places to write down extra things I find through the day (scriptures/devotionals/notes/ideas) that I usually write on bits of paper

I usually write lists on weekdays so this book should last about 6 weeks.
I filled it with odds and ends that make me happy

I used a readers digest cover

view from the top

inside cover, signatures are sewn onto a piece of cardboard that was glued into the spine. I covered that overlapping part with washi tape

the round paper is a coffee doily from a local coffee shop

one of my list pages, an envelope and a bookmark. 
Since the bookmark has a little embellishment hanging off the end I decided to keep it short - so it doesnt hang out of the bottom of the book.
The ribbon is printed it says "handmade" and the embellishment is made with shrink plastic, it says "I need my space" I love that phrase AND NASA uses it!

a Krispy Kreme serviette, I removed the second ply

a starbucks coffee sleeve

another list page & envelope.
the envelopes are empty so I can fill them

Starbucks loyalty club advert, , the white page opposite is tissue paper

some music

the other bookmark says "bloom where you are planted" its also made of shrink plastic and the ribbon is a piece of lace

Friday, May 5, 2017

brown journal

This is a gift, 
brown readers digest cover with a nice chocolate coloured ribbon to tie it closed

view from the top
4 signatures sewn in

view from the side

quick view inside
I used lined paper, priter paper, tissue paper, sugar paper, scrapbooking paper, envelopes and a bag
lots of extra papers and tags tucked into all the envelopes and some mini books attached with paperclips

I cute the cardboard, that I sewed the signatures onto, a bit bigger and glued to flap to the inside cover of the book. I like this finished look and Ill be doing it more often

Not a whole lot of pictures as its leaving now!