Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My 7 year knitting adventure

My black fluffy scarf is finally completed (don't you love our original carpet).  Obviously this one has taken a while. Its now out of my UFO (Unfinished object) pile and in my wardrobe. It struggled to finish this one, for a couple of reasons, firstly because for all the effort I was using a cheap acrylic wool and it didn't feel that nice to knit. Secondly because a stylist told me I didn't suit black that close to my face. Also I was knitting this when sad stuff was happening, and I kept remembering that when ever I saw it. But pleased to get it out of the way. Don't think I'll be buying any wool anytime soon, especially as the knitting needles have become swords for the 3 year old.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mostly unpacked

I've finally got most of my sewing stuff unpacked. Still waiting to find room for my dress dummy, and my patterns.  I was going to go for shelves along the back wall, then decided to try using up what I had.

I did buy a trestle table for my sewing machine, and a rimu table with drop sides for my cutting out. Just need hubby to raise the table a bit more so I don't get a sore back from cutting out at a low level. Find the ironing board is at just the right height. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Buzzy Bee trousers

I used a self drafted pattern to create these pajama bottoms for Mr F.  They are a good fit with room for a bit of leg growth. This was handed down fabric from my Mum. She had been using it to make bibs, and I'd been saving it for that as well. Unfortunately Mr F is now well over the bib stage so I thought I'd better use it up before it becomes unfashionable!
Don't feel any great need to fuss making a pajama top as he has lots of tee shirt tops to choose from at the moment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sewing weekend

I was lucky enough to go to the meet up fabric hoarders sewing weekend away a while ago.  It was a bit stressful packing up, had to tidy my sewing room first so only essential things came. Then my list of projects got too big and I left 4 of them behind. I did manage to get a skirt fixed, and  a summer a line skirt made. I also make a white tunic.
Suzanne arranged for us to decorate some bunting she had made and it hung up all weekend and made the whole place look fantastic. Emma from the Takahe bites 
was there along with 8 others and we had a great time. Of course was on a roll so no time to stop for photos