Monday, 30 June 2014

A finally finished frock

At last i have finished the frock i have been procrastinating over - i do find it hard to sew while hubby is watching the football, that game tends to numb my brain!
anyway, its a peppermint candy swirl dress. once i'd seen the pattern i had to have it, but as usual i've hacked it slightly, 

I thought the neckline was too fussy so made it a round neck, and once made i thought a sash would just be tooooooooooo much! i find i seem to be one of the less is more camp

although too small for tiny she modelled it for me anyway. the little cap sleeves are made in the fabrics from the skirt, a different one, top and bottom and on each side - to match it up with the mix in the skirt. I basically rifled though my fabric cupboard and hunted out the reds! i never knew i had so much red!
I also tried doing s pretend overlock finish on the hem. I folded it over a little and then did a tight zigzag on it. 1/4 of the way round i was regretting it because this frock has a way bug hem!
it does look nice though and i ended up with a cabbage (usually called lettuce edge but i said this to tiny and she said i do like the cabbage edge, so i'm renaming it) edge as i had to pull it though the machine as it didn't want to feed it though!
quite chuffed with it, but will probably tweek it abit more when i make it again, i owe my niece a frock and tiny so i'll be busy (procrastinating again no doubt!)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Hi all,

 i have been plodding along at a project (i need to pull my socks up and get on with some stuff, i have projects pileing up!)
Its very red 
this is for the skirt of a frock. lots of little fiddly bits to cut out. its taken me 3 evenings to get it cut out. it doesn't help that hubby had bad wind while i tried scrabbled around on the floor trying to cut it out! beats football anyway!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Craft party

How do,
 Well on Friday i got my self out and about and went to the Coventry Etsy craft party (what that is  )

well i went along and found a part of Coventry i hadn't ventured to before (although it is close to Starbucks!)
It was being held at the old blue coats school -  a beautiful building that was once part of the priory type buildings 
I got there early (not planned but the offspring were distracted by mine craft so i escaped before they noticed!) and had a chance to oogle the building
lovely old stone work
modern stone work

old and new!
 I love that new stone work!
Anyways, after a short delay in opening due to an accident (i hope the lady involved is feeling better now)
me and my friend went in. there were stalls to look around and we had a go at sewing on a photograph.

Anna sewing

This was my try. I want to pop a second layer of stitches around the skirt, or maybe 2 more.
It is a lovely way of making picture/postcard special. It is something i think would be wonderful for making card unique.
 anyway - thank you to all those who organised it

Friday, 6 June 2014

What i've been up too!

Finally the pile of sewing I've been doing/ procrastinating over is done!

2 boxes (80 pairs in total, think i got carried away!) of saoakies - soft covers for ice skates
50 scrunchies!
Our figure skate club is having a competition next week and i said I'd stock the club up with things to sell!

on a different note - i finally got my mothers day bulbs to flower (its only taken just over 2 months!)
I love freesias!