Tuesday, 9 January 2018

quite a bit!

There's been quite a bit of sewing going on around these parts. Mind you, there usually is!! :oD

I made another oven glove to match the one I "designed" last week. I put the hanger of this one on the long side so it won't get in the way when the gloves are in use. I unpicked the hanger on the original one and moved it too.

Then I made another pair ... just because I could.

I had some of the orange fabric I'd used for the bias binding on those gloves left so I used it to make some more bias.

Then I cut up some other small pieces of fabric and made some more. I wasn't paying attention when I cut the two red stripey pieces and managed to get the stripes facing the opposite directions! No harm done - it'll still get used.

Remember the denim skirt I made for Debbie last year? Well, it was now a bit big for her so I brought it home and put in some darts at the waist and took in the side seams. Hopefully it'll fit her better now.

I had cut out some bags for the tartan bee months ago and made myself sew some of them up. I still have more to do but at least I've made a start to them. All I need to do is give them a good press, take photos and load them into Etsy. I wonder how long that will take me??

Oh, this photo reminded me that I recovered our dining room chair seats before Christmas. I got the fabric in Ikea. It was £4 a metre. £8 for covering 6 chairs isn't too shabby!!

My tartan bee labels were getting a bit low so I made some more. I ran out of cotton tape so I've got that other page still to do.

Debbie asked me to make an owl for a friend's wee girl so I did that this morning. Isn't it adorable?

Then this afternoon, I made a ball for Emily. It's not perfect by any means but I'm sure Emily won't care that the top and bottom aren't perfectly lined up!

14 comments:

  1. Well done on all those makes. The second pair of oven gloves are lovely & bright and the owl is so cute. Take care.

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  2. You have been busy. It's always good to be taking clothes in rather than letting them out, and so soon after Christmas too. Love the little owl.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Debbie is still losing her baby-carrying weight and I knew I'd need to take the skirt in as she lost it.

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  3. The oven gloves are awesome.
    The Ikea fabric is gorgeous....I have some of it too all cut up into a project in my UFO box.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I always think it's a good thing we don't have an Ikea close to us - the closest is almost an hour away - or I'd have an even bigger stash of fabrics than I do already! :oD

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  4. Lovely bright makes for a dreich day. I’m on a UFO mission but sadly antibiotics have depleted my oomph. I am determined to finish my decluttering befor I start anything else. One shelf at a time but I am getting there very slowly. Catriona

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    1. I hope your antibiotics kick in quickly, Catriona, and that you feel a lot better really soon. I really should do some decluttering too ... but I'd rather be sewing! :oD

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  5. Boy, that's a lot of sewing Anne! My very least favorite job in the world is taking pics and loading things in etsy -- it just seems so time consuming. Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks, Anna. I've taken the photos of the bags now so that's a step closer to getting them loaded in!

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  6. Well done, you. All amazing things. Still waiting for my own stegasaurus - which I realise isn't part of this post but that's neither here nor there!! Ha ha ha!

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    1. Fanx! I'm supposed to be making you a steg? Woops, I forgot! I'll get it made soon!

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  7. Wow, busy busy busy! I too hate the taking photos bit for etsy, you think they are fine them look at them again a few days later and start to get critical. I also think everyone elses homes are nicer than mine with much better photo taking locations than just hanging on my very ordinary door handle!

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    1. I take the photos of the bags on the back of our old kitchen door. I then have to photoshop them to hide the holes from the drawing pins where I hung some of our Christmas decorations! Ahhh, the trials and tribulations, eh? :oD

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