Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Weekend Sewing summer blouse

Well, It'a bit wonky (especially the placket, which I didn't realise till I saw the pics!) and it looks a bit like I am wearing my pj's (well it was made from an old duvet cover!).... but I finally made myself a summer blouse from the Heather Ross Weekend Sewing book.

It felt like it took me forever, but I really, really enjoyed making it! Think I will have to give myself a little break before I tackle making clothes again though!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Dare to bare....

Prepare yourself to view the worst carpet in the world...ever!
Yuck! This brown monster of a carpet has been in our living room since we moved into our house 5 years ago. I have hated it and was so, so excited when this weekend we decided it was warm enough to finally pull it up!
Now bare floorboards might not be everybody's cup of tea but after staring at that awful carpet for 5 year, to me they look amazing!

We are not keeping them as they are for too long though as we are getting a lovely solid wood floor to go on top as the floorboards are not in good enough condition and just too cold! all those gaps! brrrh

On a less brown note, I have just finished and scanned in the posters for the craft fair I am organising in whitstable on Saturday 30th May. I have sent them out to all the stallholders and will be giving them out to shops soon to put up in their windows. So if anyone is reading this and fancies a trip to the seaside then pop in and see lots of crafty goodness!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Fantastic Fifties fabric find!

I came across this amazing bolt of 1950's fabric a couple of weeks ago at a Church sale in Whitstable.

It is so amazing and has this fantastic brown tape that runs through it saying how many yards are left (there are 35 yards!) what a brilliant idea! I have been trying to find out a bit about it but apart from the info on the tape, that says printed by Bell Punch Company Ltd, London England there is nothing on the selvedge. I am thinking of selling some, but feel I really must find out more before I do. I am told it is quite rare to find this much vintage fabric together on one bolt.

Fingers crossed I find out some more info!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Ready for Weekend Sewing...

I brought myself this naughty treat off of Amazon a couple of weeks ago.

I haven't made anything yet, but Weekend Sewing is a beautiful book and I can't stop looking at it! My favourite is the summer blouse above ...

Sometimes with sewing books you see a couple of patterns that you might want to make, but with this book there are so many. It is photographed beautifully, has clear instructions (although I haven't made anything yet!) and even a few cooking recipies thrown in as well!

Heather Ross is amazing and the name of the fabric escapes me but I love her mermaid fabric - it is gorgeous - have a look at her website for the lovely mermaids!
Now I just have to see if I can find the time for a bit of weekend sewing myself!