Friday, 3 March 2017

Upcycling...

I've got a craft fair coming up in a few weeks so I've been upcycling vintage doilies and embroidery frames.


                     Anyone remember these lovely flower embellishments from Cosmo Cricket?




The rose is made from giant ric-rac







Friday, 24 February 2017

Downloaded....

...patterns..they may be instant but take a while to stick together and then trace....


This is for The Brooklyn Coat from Tesutti..hopefully I will get it cut out while waiting for paint to dry!

Friday, 17 February 2017

I'm Trying....

...to fit in a little sewing time... but there's stuff to do..
I've decided to decorate the hall, stairs and landing..


I'm dragging myself into the 21st century and getting rid of the teracotta tartan carpet, I loved it in the 90's but it's got to go...  


it will be repalced with another tartan but in a  much more subdued colour palette.
The sewing will have to wait.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Well.....

...that wasn't the start to the new year I wanted....three days into 2017 and I ended up in A&E at two am. Luckily twenty two hours later I was home ( an attack of AF)
This year I'm trying to get through the fabric stash mountain. This is hopefully a wearable toile but I'm not holding my breath. Marcy Tilton patterns turn out a little on the large size... I think I should have bought the medium. The fabric is something I bought from a fellow member of The Sewing Forum, it's a waxed cotton, terrible to press and a tad hard to sew. (the forum is down at the moment, hope it will be back soon )



But look at that lovely welt pocket!


bright cotton poplin lining.


It's all but done... just waiting to find the right buttons.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Friday, 23 December 2016

Just To Say...

.... Merry Christmas.. to all of you who take the time to visit my little corner of Blogland it is much appreciated.. so thank you.



Have a lovely Christmas!
Effie.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Last...

....One, another wooden heart, deer die cut, wooden snowflake, bell, cardboard and bit of old Christmas tree.