Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hey big spender

Well, I don't seem to have done very well with keeping this blog up to date or adding any pics as promised! My excuse is that we went on holiday to Palm Cove for a week....which was lovely.

I have discovered there are lots of good internet shopping websites for sewing bits and bobs and have been busy spending money on them, after all it's not real money when you just punch in your card number it?

Anyway, I found a lovely site call Etsy, where everything is handmade and bought some lovely orange/blue fat quarters and fabric covered buttons. The nice button lady even threw in a couple of freebies. Then when we were on holiday I bought the apple buttons and the blue fat quarters I picked up at my local sewing shop. I've also been buying other bits from Etsy but they're not sewing or craft related so decided not to blog them. It's also a good website for being inspired about things I could make myself one day. Here's a pic of my purchases:

I also realised that I haven't been taking pics of any of the things that I've been making before I've been giving them away. I took photos today of a couple fo things; a bib, knitted hat and M's crayon roll. The latter didn't go too well becuase I could sew the ric rac in properly so it's all a bit crooked. M seems to like it though. Actually I can't find the pic of the crayon roll so I'll try and add that later. Anyway, here are those pics:

I've also signed up for the EB Newbie Sewers bag challenge. This means that I have to make a bag by 15th August...the clock is ticking! Not sure what I'll do but think I'll stick to something simple.

Other than that I'm making a summer dress for M and also a maternity skirt for myself and perhaps some easy trousers too. Just need to go shopping for some nice fabric....

1 comment:

Ellie said...

OMG I lurve that orange and blue fabric.