Saturday, 30 August 2014

Craft room storage

I have been busy clearing out the garage today and thought this book case needed a little attention as it looked sad and neglected. 

After a quick browse on the internet I found out what to use to clean it, a mix of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts olive oil. Needless to say I didn't have either in the cupboard! A flying visit to the shop soon sorted that. 

Half done - what a difference! 

It just needs to dry overnight and I can then start the huge task of sorting my crafty stuff and arranging some of it on here. 

Another project to show tomorrow.....

Friday, 29 August 2014

A bit of lippy

Just a quick make today..... I discovered the instructions to make a key ring lipstick holder earlier so had to have a go. It took 2 attempts as the first one was too narrow to put a lip salve in. I can see me making more of these - think they would make lovely little gifts. 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Feeling a bit blue.......

My first finish in ages..... A messenger bag in blue, lovely denim blue shades, it looks more of a purple shade in the photo. I have been looking for a cross body bag for a while now and when I found the pattern for this I was really pleased.

Now I've got my machine warmed up, there's no stopping me, there's fabric all over the dining table and draped all over the chairs......

Off to catch up on the Facebook BOM group I'm part of!

Sam x

Work In Progress Wednesday

Another blogging break..... I have been away on a lovely holiday and then had a week of builders in so not had much opportunity to blog.

Here's my WIP this week, a lovely baby quilt made with fabric from the Riley Blake 'Giraffe Crossing' range. It's so cute and I love how well it works with the orange spraytime fabric. The pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, is here. I just need to order the backing and binding fabric now.

I am linking up with Leigh at WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pierced

Friday, 1 August 2014

My first attempt at dressmaking

Good morning, I thought it was about time I posted on my much neglected blog. I just don't seem to have got much crafty time lately and even less to blog, although I have been visiting your blogs, I just haven't got round to posting on mine! 

I've made a few cards, photos of which I will try and post later but this is the latest project which has been on my sewing machine. There were a few set backs along the way and I think I much prefer patchwork and quilting but this was 'an itch that needed to be scratched!' 

I have got another pattern in my to do pile, which may make it to the top this holiday but I definitely need to get some p & q in soon.