Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sneak Peek!

I am just going to show you a sneak peek of what I have been working on.

The big reveal is on Saturday!

I have used scraps from my stash as well as another one of my husband's old shirts.

I have dusted off my box of embroidery threads which I haven't used in ages.

I found an embroidery pattern that I bought from Sublime Stitching over a year ago when I decided I wanted to try my hand at embroidery.

And I used one of my machine embroidery stitches just for fun!!

Check back here on Saturday, I will also be posting a baking recipe!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Odds and Ends

Well I am still around. Even though I have not posted anything for a couple of weeks.

I was away on business, this time in the Sahara desert in North West Africa. I was living in a camp situation for a week with no access to internet after hours,  and the long work days meant I was in bed very early. So no time for any crafts.

I did however make a list of all that is outstanding, so do feel somewhat organized for the rest of the year.

In no particular order:

  • Half finished Lady Grey jacket
  • Cut out lap top bag
  • Two bras, again cut out but not stitched
  • Owl sweater
  • Second Alma blouse, cut out
  • Apron Sew Along.

Since being home I have started to knit a cowl scarf, using the wool I got in Ireland in summer. Of course I should have started on the items from my list, but that would have been way too organized!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cute Camisole

Last weekend I made a sweet little camisole to go with my Madeleine Mini Bloomers that I recently made.

I used Zoe’s PDF Camisole pattern which was very quick to download, print and stick together.

In keeping with my thrifty bloomers made from two old shirts, I made the camisole from two of my husband’s old t-shirts. 

I had to use two because the fronts of the t-shirts are destined for a quilt. They are his old ones from the days when he used to take part in cycling races and I have a quilt planned (one day!!). So I just cut the plain white t-shirt backs.