Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Seams so easy - Kit review.

I had the chance to review a kit from seams so easy .
Based in Beckenham, Kent they offer sewing workshops ands classes, especially designed for kids.
They also have a selection of kits available, suitable for all levels of sewing.
 A challenge for the beginner but fun for the more experienced too.
 I selected the the love birds cushion (as i thought it would go well with the red and white patchwork ones i made just after Christmas last year.)

 (sorry about the photo orientation but today computer says no!)

Anyway, the kit arrived promptly. It has all the materials you need to make the cushion cover, including pins and needles.

I had no trouble stitching a running stitch around the heart shape, and it is well explained for those who may be new to it. I did worry about my stitching being even but decided that if it was abit off it would just look rustic!
The running stitch is an easy way to embellish the pre-printed pattern and for a child or beginner it makes enough of a difference to be proud of.
The reverse is a red gingham, and full instructions are given on hemming it and attaching it.

Here is my finished cushion

 A quick ish project for me but i enjoyed it alot and it produced a cushion cover that's very pretty.
A perfect thing for those just starting out to try as with relative ease an attractive cushion cover can be created, and it can easily be further embellish by the more experience to create a completely individual cushion.


Monday, 19 August 2013

a break

What ho,
 i've been on holiday at my mums house. its a fab holiday destination, comfy, cheap, has in-built childcare (my dad), a chef (mum). Its nice to not have to do anything, even if its just for a week (don't think my mum could cope with longer!)
before i went i visited the festival of quilts, but not until after i'd had to make a dragon outfit.
Yes, Tiny did the by the way mum, i need to be a dragon tomorrow thing as she went to bed!
She also insisted that her tail had to be puffy!
see my use of her dino dress

my green tights, and alot of gaffer tape!

pinned on wings

puffy tail as requested!

 I did get to see the quilts and did a workshop, i'll show you what i made when i finish it! but for now heres some quilts.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Cat dress

I finished the cat frock.
Really hope my niece likes it!
Tiny wants one now too! (what a suprise!)

 I made it reversible, so one side is cat and the other its cats and dogs. The fabrics just too cute to hide inside a frock.

Monday, 5 August 2013

sewing nowhere fast

I've been busy doing nothing yet again! Next week I'm going to see my little niece. It was her birthday in June so i really must have made her a birthday present for when i see her!
I have started it - a cat dress

Its ironed on, i just need to sew round it, add whiskers and do all the rest of it! AAARRRGGGG