Thursday, 30 July 2015

My crazy sewing head

I am sewing mad lol everything I see is seen through a sewing machine :O 

I go clothes shopping and all I see is ''Oooo that will make a great bag''  and now after nipping up to see my daughter a box with dog food she had delivered caught my eye, it has paw prints on it and an outline of a cat's face, eyes, nose and whiskers so what do I do, I turn to my daughter and say ''keep the box for me, I can trace them off and embroider it onto a bag front'' :O lol.

There is no hope for me :)

I made these Retreat pouches

Monday, 27 July 2015

My 1st sew with Kraft-tex

I brought a roll of this new fabric called Kraft-Tex about 2 years ago but just couldn't bring myself to use it. I had to buy it from Germany as it was not rely heard of here in the UK.

It is a funny sort of fabric, it is a card/leather feel that can be washed and ironed like fabric but will crease up to give the look of leather.
 I decided as it was becoming more used and available here    to give it a go and sew a shopping bag as I now have the black Kraft-Tex too :)
I found out that it is what is used to make the labels on Levi jeans :)
Next on my list to try is cork fabric, I have ordered some but it has to come from Portugal so have to wait a little while I will post more on that when it does arrive :)

Now off to use some more Kraft-Tex.
 Here is my bag
  P.S.   I even did some fancy embroidery stitches on the outer pockets that are either side of the bag handles :)

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Lost in time :(

I can not believe  I have neglected my little blog so long :(
A lot has happened since I last posted here.
I have moved house, now my son and I live on our own, Im fed up with men I can never find the right one so Im just going to enjoy my life without one :).

I had a hip operation in October and might need a knee operation very soon so I have had to give up my cleaning job which I enjoyed.

I am now concentrating on my sewing and making bags and cushions.  I have a lovely friend who has a furniture renovation business that sells them for me :)
 I look after my Grandson a lot too so my daughter can work.

I have to keep up to date with my blog so I can record all the bags and cushions I sew.

Just some of the bags I have made
 A linen look bag with hedgehogs
A Manhattan Mamma bag for my friends daughter to use for her new son. The pattern was part of the Bag of the Month club

3 little pouches by Michelle, I don't think this available now

This bag I just had to keep for myself it is a Swoon Glenda 

Inside Glenda

 This bag was made for my lovely mum

This crazy owl bag is one of 8 panels I got, they are all different but this is the 1st one used so far :)

Love this pink owl I made using a Debbie Shore pattern, I love her books and watching her on Create and Craft

And lastly a peg apron for my mum so she doesn't have to bend down for pegs when putting out her washing :) 
Well that's just a little of what has happened so just need to keep this up now :)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

What i did this week :)

It is her 50th birthday on the 27th and as my hand is still plastered I am unable to sew the bag I had in mind for her :(   Purple is her fav colour and she has this odd obsession with gnomes :O so this fabric was perfect for her.  
I normally take about an hour from start to finish making these but this one took over 5 hrs lol
 I found the lining fabric after a big sort out and had to use it before it got buried again
While I was having a big tidy of all my fabric I decided I needed a very large storage tub for my WIP stuff so I made this tub to keep on my table :)

 It now has more in it than this now lol

I managed a morning in town Monday, I have to get the train as driving is still a no no :(
This lovely box was in the 1st charity shop I went into and then I found the little bag of wooden alphabet beads

Space for my sewing machine feet and bits I need to put my hand to straight away instead of spending 10 mins looking for them

 I was thrilled to bits to buy it for £3.99

 If there are a few I tend to buy the lot even if they are the same clours lol

 This lovely table cloth kit was given to me when the manager found out I also love embroidery.

Before Christmas I went into Alfreton (Derbyshire) with my Daughter and just had to buy this sewing box for £14.  I hope in the summer to paint it and put a transfer from the Graphics Fairy  on to it but I still can't make up my mind what so it's a good job I have a while before painting it lol

 Is it me or does any one else plan to do so much then a new magazine arrives in the post and the kettle goes on and that's it lol I am now off to read my Homemade mag and prob as it's 11am I won't get much more done today as I have to look after my Grandson so my Daughter can go see a movie :)
Hope everyone's weekend goes how they want :)

Best wishes,
Sue x

Friday, 10 January 2014


 I can not believe how fast this week has gone, it is Friday already :O
Monday was my Grandson Oskar's (little treasure) 1st birthday How fast the year has gone too :O
 He never stops smiling :)

I had been so lucky to be by my daughters side when he came into the world, she even bit my head off when I kept telling her not long now haha.
 These pic's were taken just before his 1st Christmas with his mum
 Think he liked the flashing lights on the hat lol
 I found this little bag at my local charity shop for Oskar
 I was very pleased to see it was complete with all the little things for each letter of the alphabet.
 This week my Seamstar craft box arrived. I just love every box Ive received so far, well worth the money :)
 This months make is 2 cute heart key rings + fabric, ribbons and buttons to make my own project creation :)

Just can't wait for the plaster to come off my hand so I can start sewing again and typing with both hands again too lol x

Saturday, 4 January 2014

My treats

I treated myself to some books before Christmas  and look forward to doing most of the projects :)
 The patchwork bag book was a Christmas gift from my lovely sister, she knows what I like :)

The cute little tin with doll was in the sale from Elephant in my Handbag!/~/category/id=3660080&inview=product30372460&offset=0&sort=priceAsc 
Some beautiful fabric to keep me going when my hand is out of plaster.
I have so many things I want to sew running around my head it's so painful lol