Thursday, 14 July 2011

Why I've been!

I fell over.
Well, tripped over my son.
In the middle of Boots the Chemist.
It was very busy.
I was right near the checkouts, where everyone could see.

This is the result.
Yes, those are my knees. Not a random rugby players.

I've not been able to walk around much, or sit up at the pc, or sew, or do anything....
they are slowly getting better though, but still very sore!

So I apologise for being quiet, but now you know why! 

So now I'll show you the little project I was working on before my accident on Sunday - 
Thomas the Tank Engine bunting for Jamie's room!

Please excuse the photo - I haven't been able to get the 'proper' camera out to take a proper pic - this was taken on my phone while I was hobbling! 

Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Kung Fu Panda, Thomas, and Swing Birds.....

As we're off to Pandamonium in the Park on Saturday, I told Jamie I was going to make him a new shirt to wear and he said he wanted a Kung Fu Panda one lol!
So, one modified Imke hoody later - here it is! 
I added a custom curved yoke...and Panda ears.
He loves it.
I also made another Thomas back pack - this time in red - for my friend Jane's little man. I think it looks great in this colour!
and finally, a self drafted camera strap cover with a lens cover pocket...I actually need to make myself one of these now lol!
So all in all a productive day here at SMM Towers lol!

Thanks for looking

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Romance Bag Picture Tutorial - at last!

Well I've been promising it since I put up the pattern pieces...and I've finally done it.
Blame the sunshine...we've been out enjoying it as much as we can, it doesn't happen too often here lol!

For the tutorial I used the 'Big Romance' pattern, but the process is the same for both. If you haven't already, you can pick up the PDF pattern pieces for both the Romance and Big Romance bags here.

OK, here we go......there are a LOT of photos (that's not like me, ha ha ha!) so bear with me - you WILL get to the end eventually! 
Take a deep breath.....

Firstly, you need to cut out your fabric.
You'll need:

2x bottom pieces
2x top pieces
2x handle pieces
2x lining pieces (bottom and top combined)
2x interfacing (I use heavyweight iron-on, but you can use whatever you prefer!) at the lining piece size.
2x interfacing at 2 inch square size.
A clasp
Ribbon for decorating if you so wish.
Take one top piece, and one bottom piece, and sew them together, right sides together.

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Monday, 4 July 2011

Hot hot hot!

Wow, the weather has been glorious here for ever.....long may it continue lol!
I haven't got a lot of sewing done, but thought I'd share what I have made.....
I needed to make up a Romance bag for the tutorial I'm doing to go with the pattern pieces I've already put up, so this is what I came up with! It's the Big Romance pattern....and a phone case I self drafted to go with it!
then, as my lovely man bought me the 'Sewing Clothes Kids Love' book, I thought I should get some more use out of it other than just the Feliz! I decided to have a go at the Imke hooded top for Jamie. I upcycled it from two of his Daddy's tshirts - the stripey one had a huge logo/pattern on it that would have been cut through and looked odd if I had left it, so I self drafted a square yoke for the shirt that eliminated the problem nicely!
Jamie likes it, and I'm pleased with how it turned out, so that's good - I'll definitely make it again.
and finally.....yes, it's been in the 80 degree range here....but sometimes, a boy just needs to make fairy cakes.
So we did.
I love to bake with Jamie - he's so enthusiastic, and gets so annoyed every time we have to actually COOK them before we can eat them - he's so funny!
Thanks for looking
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