Friday, 25 January 2013

a sewing day!!

Douglas and Debbie and Molly went out for the day today so I was left alone with Rosie. I was determined I was doing none of the washing/drying that has been my life since Debbie came and I was going to spend some of my day sewing something ... anything!

First of all I started making up a pattern for a shopping bag.

Then I remembered that I had bought a blank calico shopping bag when we'd gone to Hobbycraft a few months ago so I dug it out (it was well buried under lots of other things!) and decided that I would make an outside cover for it using the bought bag as the lining and handles. This is the outside of the bag waiting to be sewn.

And here's the finished shopping bag. I like it! :o)

I then started overlocking 6 pinnies which I had cut out last week - or maybe it was the week before.

I got all 6 of them to the stage where they just need neck and waist ties sewn on - no photo of that stage. If I get back to them tomorrow, I should get them all done fairly quickly.

Another thing I did was look at and plan what I was going to do with my new Twister tool which I had bought with some of the money I'd made from the tartan bee.

The pattern called for a layer cake or 32 x 10" squares. Now I don't buy layer cakes - to be honest, I think they're expensive and I'd rather choose my own fabrics than be lumped with ones that I don't like. Having said that, I do have this layer cake which Joanna bought me last year.

I think it'll make a really interesting Christmas quilt. Am I starting things too early for Christmas? Naw!!! :oD


  1. Woo - make Christmas things! Yay!

  2. What delightful fabric you've used for the shopping bag. And, no, it's not too early to start on Christmas sewing. That should be a lovely quilt. I wish I were organised enough to be doing that!

  3. Sweet little bag! And as for, "is it to early", if you are in the mood, then it is not too early, I say do it while you want to because the feeling will wear off and you'll be rushing at the last minute to try and get it ready for the season! Cheers~

  4. Wow Christmas... I'm determined to make things and prepare throughout the year this year so I can be more organised! You're so clever, the bag is pretty, and I love the owl apron fabric :) x

  5. Yay, at last you had a sewing day :-) Can't wait to see your aprons, the fabric looks lovely. And you just go ahead & start your Christmas project whenever you feel like it - come November, you'll be pleased you did!
    Happy weekend

  6. What a good idea, using the plain bagg as lining! I used that fabric for the "Twas the night before Christmas" wallhanging that I made last year for Anne - I stll have some left, which I must use up!

  7. I love the bag! Are you going to sell this or a similar one at your Etsy store?


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