Monday, 18 May 2015

A Fantastic Idea.......



                                                                             
I always nod off when we are travelling and I saw this fantastic idea of the Seatbelt Pillow on the So Sew Easy Blog.
Very simple and easy to make.  The pillow attaches to the seatbelt by the velcro straps..  I tried it out on the weekend and after tweaking it a bit to get it how I liked it, I found that it stopped my head from falling forward.   It also has a little pocket to hold a phone or ipod.   I  made mine out of a piece of cotton, the instructions said to use fleece, but you could use whatever you have on hand.
The above photo is showing the pillow attached to the seatbelt.......















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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Rooster Panel............


I loved this Rooster Panel, so decided to make something for my sewing room. The only thing I could think of that showed off the the lovely Rooster was a bag for the back of my sewing chair. I quilted the panel and added ties to the top to tie onto the chair.  I can fill it with sewing supplies and tie the ties together and I am ready to go in a couple of minutes.  When I come home I just tie it to the back of the chair.


                                                                         

Monday, 27 April 2015

Embroidered Motocross Cushions.........

After I made cushions for my Football mad grandsons I thought I had better make some  for my two Motocross mad grandsons.  I loved the way these turned out, I did the embroidery in the colours of the motor bikes that they ride. I put on each cushion the type of bike that they ride and also their registered  motocross number.. .  A keepsake for them as they get older.........

                                                                           

Monday, 20 April 2015

Another Mystery!!!!!!!!

Once again we had a mystery day at our Patchwork Group.  We had to bring 16  4x4 inch squares made up of 2 pieces of 8 different fabrics.
It makes it a bit difficult to pick fabric when you don't know what you are making.
I guess that is why it is a mystery.

                                                               

Monday, 6 April 2015

Pretty Placemats.......................

Each year our Patchwork Group exchanges a gift at Christmas.  This year we are exchanging placemats.  I decided to get in early and make mine.  This is an awesome design from Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs,   It was actually for a cushion but I thought it would make a wonderful placemat. Now to wrap them and put them away until Christmas.......

                                                                         



Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Basket..................

An Easter Basket for Cooper.  I bought some baskets in a group buy and wasn't sure of what I would get.  They  are a lot bigger than I thought, Cooper is going to get a lot of Eggs in this Basket....   I don't know why I thought that they would be cotton but they are a plastic type of material with a sort of nylon lining... I was happy with what I got.     I just put in in the hoop with tearaway and hoped for the best.   I had no problems at all.    I thought that the plastic might tear but it didn't.   I still have a couple more left and as the other boys are too big for Easter Baskets I will keep them for when I need to give a gift.   I can fill them with whatever is needed at the time........
                                                  HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER

                                                                             

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Easter T Shirt

A great design for a boy, I am now finding that there are a lot of designs for older boys and loved this one as soon as I saw it.    It stitched out beautifully but I had a bit of a problem with the hoop on my machine.  I hope I have it sorted now, The design came from So Cute Applique.  You will find lots of  great designs there.   I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Easter.......... I am looking forward to visiting my grandkids after Easter..........



                                                                             

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Decoupage Fabric Photo Frame.........


I wanted to try something a bit different the other day so I decided to revamp an old photo frame. I used fabric and craft glue. I was really happy with the way it turned out for my first attempt.....

                                                                           



Days till Christmas!!!