Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I found this pattern for a pin cusion caddy in Anna Maria Horner's book 'Seams to Me', and just had to make it... after all, a girl can never have too many storage solutions!
This one really tested me, as there's some fiddly little hand-sewing, which I normally avoid wherever possible! But nice to challenge myself a little bit, and I think the next one I make will be much easier.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well, I finally did it. I fought the bucket hat, and I won. Well, maybe not won, but finished sewing a functional hat at least.
The story - Bradley had outgrown all his hats, and so I decided to make him a new one.
I seriously thought this was going to be sooooo easy, and perfect for my first blog entry. Now let's see, where could I have gone wrong...
1. Easy peasy tutorial - check
2. Cute material (Michael Miller Frog Chow) and all the notions - check
3. Working sewing machine - check
4. A functioning brain able to clearly follow directions - whoops!
Oh well, after binning my first attempt, and walking away for a few days, I was able to come back and start again. The original tute went out the window, and I made up some very questionable sewing techniques with bias binding and all sorts of tucking and folding, and eventually got there.