Sunday, 27 December 2015
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Urban Threads, they always have great designs. I am always on the look out for designs for bigger boys now as my grandsons are getting past the T Shirt stage that Grandma makes. This design stitched out perfectly until I changed the cotton for the gold Believin' and I broke 3 needles and the machine wouldn't stitch but with perseverance I managed to get it done. My brother machine was in getting fixed so I had to use the Singer. I don't know why I don't use it more as it stitches so nicely........
Friday, 27 November 2015
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
The 4 fat quarters are cut into 10 1/2 inch by 9 1/2 inch rectangles. They are all joined together and folded in half and you have the bag and the lining in one. On the front half I ironed some iron on pellon. I quilted the rectangles just from corner to corner. With the 5th fat quarter you make the handles and the binding. You then bind the top of the bag and the 2 sides. You fold the bag till you get the shape you like and stitch up where the ends of the bag meet, making sure you leave enough of the top layer to fold down and sew the button on. The bottom of the bag is then sewn accross and about 4 1/2 inches from the bottom corner of the bag, make a triangle and stitch accross to shape the bottom of the bag. Make the handles and stitch on. A very quick and easy project. I think I will keep this one as I usually give away the things I make.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Disorderly Threads. These little bags are so easy to make. I made this one for my Grandson, Cooper for his Birthday. I filled it with colouring in pencils as it makes a great pencil case. I have been told that he is the envy of his class mates, The bag was done in two hoopings with the tail and fins done in the first hooping. The bag is finished off in the second hooping and just a little bit of hand sewing to finish it off when the bag is turned inside out.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
It is an embroidery machine applique design and I bought the design from Kidz Applique. I will do the other design if I can find a yellow T Shirt. I think this Minion is so cute.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
It was a very interesting idea and the blocks could be put together in whatever pattern that you liked.
We cut the corner out of the blocks and than stitched them to a different coloured block with a 1/4 inch allowance. We did this 3 times on each block and the corner of each block had 3 different colours on it. Just something a bit different. It was a very enjoyable day seeing all the different ideas that the ladies came up with.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Sew Lucky. I just needed a design that didn't have too many stitches and wouldn't make the shirt go out of shape. This design was perfect and it turned a plain white shirt into something quite unique.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
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.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Monday, 27 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
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
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
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE EASTER
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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..........