Whoa! I have been sooooo busy with soooo many projects – especially the major project of a renovation of my house…but more on that in future posts.
In the meantime I wanted to share some things I have been making.
June and July are the best time of year for getting awesome deals on all sorts of retail items and I got a deal on a very unexpected item…a sewing machine. Up until a few weeks 1/2 of me has scoffed at the idea of having a sewing machine and the other 1/2 has really wanted a sewing machine, mainly so I could actually do some of the amazing projects I keep seeing pop up on blogs everywhere!!
I can’t even begin to explain, (excuse me for a moment – I have a feeling I am going to rhapsodise about sewing machines…yikes!), how cool it is to just go make stuff!!!!
Here are a few examples * of what I have done so far…
(*disclaimer: I am a complete sewing amateur so my advice with the next few pictures is don’t look too closely! The details are a bit shabby…but I’m working on it!)
dots and stripes
Overall I am pretty happy with how these placemats have worked out … especially for the first thing I have ever sewn. (That’s actually a lie. In High School I did a sewing class – I think at the time it was thought appropriate that girls did that kind of thing, hmmm?! I did sew the most amazing top in the best brilliant 80’s style material possibly found. I remember wearing it proudly, everywhere!)
Having conquered the placemats I was roaming through Spotlight trying to think of something else I could experiment with making. I came across this sweet polar fleece material with bunnies on it! Couldn’t resist!
The most delicious thing to do in winter is snuggle under a squishy warm rug with loads of cushions – so! I made cushions!
I even put zips in! Wait, I should say ‘I even put zips in! but not very well’. Turns out there a special Zipper foot which makes the whole process a lot easier – I’ll use it next time!
It was only when I was reading pretty much the entire archives of this fabulous blog http://www.noodle-head.com that I discovered the zipper foot.
See those bunnies!