Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Happy Dance, Surprises and The Winner Is....

Had a lovely surprise in the post when i got home yesterday, as i won a giveaway on Sharon's blog, and its perfect. i have also got my very first hand dyed thread, so I am itching to start using it, i may have to incorporate it into the LK Friendship chart, Thank You Sharon!!

I have also done my very first project on the sewing machine that i had to follow using a pattern. I bought the fabric on a whim as i loved the colours and to be honest i don't know about it now, but i still love the finished product. I used Amy Butlers swing bag pattern and it was really easy to follow. i haven't put a bow on it, i think its fussy enough, but this is the start of the bag making for me, so i won't have the hubby moaning on about wanting another handbag.

My hubby was surprised i chose a easy pattern to start with, as he says i always jump straight in. When i first started cross stitching, my very first thing i stitched was this Country Companion's design, i had never stitched a thing and it was a challenge but i soon got into it, i think i will have to go a little slower on the sewing machine though, there's all these terms that i have to keep looking up what they mean, so no dear hubby i wont be making you a jacket for fishing, not just yet! lol

Oh i forgot to mention Kim I need you adress to post off the LK easter Samplers to you as your name was picked out!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Doing The Dance!!

Yes its sunday morning and I am doing the dance!

I have very proudly done my first zip, and it looks ace!! Yes I am blowing my own trumpet, and it took me an hour to make, but WOOOOOO HOOOO lol

Its a pencil case for my youngset who starts a new school tomorrow so i thought i would surprise her, as she has been dieing to get her hands on this fabric, how cute does it look lol

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Patchwork Bags and Many Faults

While looking at other peoples blogs, ( yes my list is growing but i love to see what people are on creating) i came across Pink Penguin with a tutorial for a patchwork draw string bag, and since i am still crap with the sewing machine i thought this would be perfect as its the easiest bag to make.

i went and got some scraps from the local fabric shop cut them up and made them into bags, the first smallest one is for Nic's indoor shoes and the larger one for her P.E kit, yes there is thins wrong with them, and i made mistakes but i have to make my eldest one, so this one will be better. Nic picked what fabric she wanted, but i didn't have enough cord for the drawstring, so i have tied it slightly different than the tutorial shows, but even with all the flaws i am pretty chuffed with them, at least they haven't fallen to bits yet ( maybe in a week when they have been thrown around the schools cloak room)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Easter Flip It Finished

I managed to Finish the LK Ester Flip it, and yes i know Easter Monday is a bit late, but it will do for next year. This is the first time in a while that i havent another project lined up so i will carry on with one of my WIP's until i know what to do next.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Easter Finishes and Giveaway

Happy Easter to everyone and hope your all getting time to stitch. I have finished Lizzie Kate's Easter Sampler and nearly finished the Lizzie Kate Easter Flip-it. So I don't know if anyone will be interested in this giveaway as they are both Easter samplers, but with it being Easter I am going to give both of this charts to one person. Just leave a comment on this post and i will enter you, i will draw a name out on Thursday. Happy Easter!

Monday, 6 April 2009

And The Winner Is......

Congratulations! please email me your address at pho3nlx at yahoo dot co dot uk and i will get it posted to you in the morning!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Trilogys Dancing Along.

The Trilogy's Easter Line Up
Stitched on 32ct Belfast Linen, Summer Khaki

Time to get my dancing shoes on as i have finished, The Trilogys Easter Line Up.

I have now to find a frame that will fit, so eventually i can change them all around as i have decided to do the entire range, so I have now moved on to Lizzie Kates Easter Sampler.

I will be drawing the winning name out for this chart tomorrow when i get home at 5, so you still have time to leave a comment on the previous post if you would like to enter. I was surprised how easy and quick it was to stitch, and its the first time i have stitched on 32ct and i thought it would be harder to stitch but it was a doddle, but i really need to invest in a daylight light or even a bulb.