This was actually one of my earlier sewing projects but I have waited until now to post it as I thought posting Christmas projects in July/August might not have gone down well with you all 🙂 This was one of the first big projects I tried after the failed dress and I was so pleased with how it turned out. I really enjoyed the whole process and found it really rather relaxing. I enjoy Christmas rather too much for someone my age so it was tough to put this by in the cupboard after it was done. Not sure what I will put in the pockets when the time comes. Roll on December when I get bring this back out!!
I picked up two sewing kits from the gift shop when the hubby and I took an overnight trip to the Seamill Hydro for our wedding anniversary. The first of these kits was Harry the Hedgehog. My blanket stitching around the edging of the spines leaves a lot to be desired but I still think he’s pretty cute.
Another purchase from the Sewing Quarter channel. This Jo Carter bundle included the materials to make the bear and his quilted bed. Jack funnily enough doesn’t like the bed for the bear because he wants the bear to snuggle with him rather than in its own bed…oh and the bears name is also Jack. It doesn’t get at all confusing at bed time.
This was one of those super cheap kits from Aldi. Photos below, dinosaur for scale. Aldi recently had another crafty specialbuy week where they had a similar kit for a Christmas Reindeer, so I expect you’ll be seeing him at some point too 😉
OK So I am guilty of watching Sewing Quarter, a shopping channel dedicated to sewing. I happened to stumble across them selling a kit to make a ring binder cover and I fell in love with the fabric more than anything else. I did really like the idea of the binder cover and it’s something I’ve never tried before. After the disaster of the dress (we’ll not go there) I’m reluctant to try clothing for a while so accessories are the way to go for the time BEEing. y’all see what I did there. Anyway I loved how the binder cover turned out so much that I’ve ordered a small selection of other fabrics so that I can have a nice colourful shelf of folders…once I’ve organised my patterns that is.
I picked up a new book by Tina Barrett Fat Quarter – One Piece Projects and one of the first projects in the book is a child’s apron. I had some Toy Story fabric in my stash so decided that since Jack makes cakes with his gran every Thursday that a simple apron for the occasion would go nicely.
Naturally since I’m still new to sewing I totally buggered up the direction of the fabric so the characters are all horizontal rather than vertical but you live and learn and regardless of this error I’m really pleased with how it came out. Modelled below by my adorable son 🙂
I learned how to do the foundation single crochet, and I kept going for about 3 meters. Then is twirled it all about and made this! It’s called a Carrick Bend mat, it’s not my coaster. I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream Ombre yarn which gave it a nice colour effect. Simples.
Have you ever seen a happier donut? It’s supposed to be a pincushion but I can’t stand to stab him with any pins 🙂