Friday, 23 March 2012

Sewjo returns....

I think my sewjo might be returning slowly.

Earlier this week I made some new napkins and matching wipeable table cloth. 

In the past with these table cloths we have pinched the corners together with bulldog clips to stop the cloth sliding around on the table.  This time I have sewn the corners so that it just fits neatly.

After the last sewing lesson I went to, I had recut my Burda trousers (#105 11/2011) in a size 36 from a size 40.  I basted them together for my class on Wednesday. 

Universal opinion was that they fitted much better and that was what they were supposed to look like. My next step was to practise the welt pocket required.  At first I couldn't get my head round Burda's instructions, but I am slowly getting there, and my instructor helped me work it out.  I am going to do a couple more practices before I cut into my trousers!

The next (hopefully) quick project is to make some cushions to spruce up a couple of sofas.  I have been meaning to do this since we got back from NZ hast year, and finally got round to buying the material before the February half-term:

I am still dithering about joining Tilly's OWOP, which starts tomorrow - we'll see!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sun, sun, sunny!

I have got an Award!

Thanks Debbie from Minnado's House for sharing this with me! Here are answers to some questions, and 10 blogs that I like to look at. I read a lot of blogs, and I'm sure that some I have chosen have already had this, so if you have, please don't feel that you need to do this all over again!

On to the questions:

Favourite colour: blue, or olivey green, or coraly pink but mostly Teal. 

Favourite animal: I'm not really an animal person, but I am very keen to find out if the two 'autumn juvenile' hedgehogs that we found running round the garden in broad daylight at the end of last summer, have made it through the winter.  We fed them up to make sure they were above the minimum hibernation survival weight , provided a hedgehog house, and made sure there was water in the garden (all after reading British Hedgehog Preservation Society website).  There has not been any sign of them yet, so here's hoping!

Favourite number: don't have one

Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Definately tea

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook to a very small extent.

My passion: sewing, family, cooking, gardening

Getting or giving presents? Both, it's great fun getting a present especially if it something you are not expecting, equally exciting giving a special person a special present.

Favourite pattern: probably Simplicity Lisette Portfolio Dress and Tunic

Favourite day of the week: again, don't have one

Favourite celebrity role model: I don't really do/get celebrity gazing, I don't really want to model myself on someone I know nothing about other than what the media wants to tell me

On to the blogs in no particular order:
Kate Davies at Needled
Winnie at ScruffyBadger
Karen at Did you make that? 
Liz at A Good Wardrobe
Amy or Ahearta at Sew Well
Sophie at cirque du bebe
Renae at Renae Made
Lavender at threadsquare

Thanks agian Debbie!