As you know, I'm just learning to use a sewing machine, so when I saw a 'beginner's patchwork bag' workshop, I thought it would be perfect for me to gain some experience. I must admit, when I saw the picture of the bag we were going to make in 6 hours, I did start to worry, but reassured myself that the class was for beginners. Of course, what I didn't twig until I got there, was that it was a class for beginners to patchwork, rather than beginner sewers and that the other 3 ladies on the workshop had years of sewing experience - oops! I worked almost non stop for 7 hours (we were able to stay until we had all finished) and apart from the frequent "can you please help me?" I didn't utter a word, because I didn't have time! Anyway, with the endless help and patience of Sue, the tutor, I went home with a finished, fully lined bag, which I am immensely proud of!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
I'm now on row 116 of my blanket - only 64 to go, but felt like a break from the same project, so I decided to have a go at one of the Hoooked Zpagetti bag kits. They are made using recycled T shirt yarn, so although very quick to do, as you use a 12mm crochet hook, it is hard work pulling each stitch through.
Monday, 5 January 2015
I have wanted to have a go at book folding for a while, so I bought a pattern and book from my friend Lesley and gave it a go. It took about 4 hours to do, but I think the result is well worth the effort. Lesley sells some fab personalised gifts on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happilyhomemadeforyou?ref=bookmarks