Friday, 19 August 2011
Yesterday was a wet and actually for August cold day, and as for a while I have been wanting to make a bag /tote it was a perfect day to sew.
Bag number 1
made using Ikea fabric and although I was following a diagram this was a prototype.
I was so pleased with how it turned out , that later after my evening meal I decided to make another.
The bag is supposed to be made using 4 different fabrics, and as I have acquired a large quantity of material over the years I was able to find enough to make this.
This was an improvement on the earlier one as I had made myself a template to cut out the rectangles ,and therefore it was more accurate.And even though I do not call myself a seamstress (unlike a few I could mention ) I was pleased with my stitching and colour choice. It is reversible and the next one I make I think I will use a different colour way for the inside.
It is always all or nothing with me and I can get easily bored but yesterday Had I had suitable fabrics I could have gone on sewing all night.
The DOWN SIDE, this was finished at 1.30 am this morning .
After 5 hours sleep I was up and surprisingly not too tired which was a good thing , as this afternoon I had little Miss X for an hour. Just one week left and then we will be spending 3 days together each week during term times.
This was taken with my iPad , of her wearing a little summer dress her Great Aunt made for her. AS pretty as the dress is she may grow out of it before she has a chance to wear it as our summer is rapidly coming to an end.
While walking Wilson 2 days ago II spotted this growing on the verge a few yards from my house. I recognized it straight away as the VERY poisonous Thorn Apple. I had no intention of touching it ,as it requires careful handling. My plan was to contact the council on my return, but it went to the back of mind until the early hours of Thursday morning . when not being able to sleep I got up and found myself emailing the council at 1.30 am ,so I think I can see a pattern emerging.
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
I really do not have much to say at the moment so I am just posting a few random photos.
Thanks to Liz http://studioartplay.blogspot.com/ who mentioned these storage boxes I am now able to see all of my pens and pencils at a glance.
I received two very clever ATCs in the swap hosted by Helen over at milliande.
On the left from Louise and the other one is from Loren.
This is the matchbox I made for Deedee also a swap on milliande
Can you guess the prompt.
As I know Lois reads this I will not post a picture of the one I sent her just yet.
I have had dabble at sewing again this last week.
Applique on a cotton shopper
A cuddly toy for my Granddaughter
made from fleece and very very cuddly.
I have arranged for planters to be placed around the village and last week I planted them up with other members of our village improvement team.
You can tell we are coming to the end of summer when you start to see slugs.
Tiny wild strawberries
The city of Bristol has been taken over by gorillas to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Bristol Zoo. This one is at our local Mall.
They will be auctioned later and I have started saving.
Lastly one of the perks of having a Granddaughter who is rapidly reaching her first birthday is that you can spoil her with pretty things. If Mummy and Daddy like them.
The colours are much nicer than in this photo.
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