Archive for the 'Sewing' Category

Janome Love

I just had to post a picture of the first thing I made on my beautiful, brand new Janome sewing machine.  It is a mini laundry bag for the socks that I am going to knit (nothing like being prepared – I have not yet completed one sock!)  They idea is that they don’t get mixed in with the normal washing.  It is not the best sewing I have done, but the fabric is fab and the machine was a joy to use.  Enjoy…


New Year, New Sewing Machine

It’s arrived!  I got my new sewing machine today.  Happy Christmas to me!  I intend to spend all of tomorrow sewing (possibly with a mild hangover…)


I just had to share my excitement with you. 

I am now off to a new year’s eve party so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of my readers and podcast listeners a happy new year.  I hope 2011 is a good one for you.  For my part, I have lots of plans and intend to unveil a few in the first iMake podcast next year.  Thanks for your friendship and support over 2010.  I am now going to fix myself a gin and tonic to toast your health!  TTFN.

Hot Water Bottle Cover: Done

I’ve finished the hot water bottle cover.  This is a project I started in my sewing course on Thursday.  It is destined to be a Christmas present for hubby’s Gran (I am not sure who else in the family would use a hot water bottle, so I made it with her in mind).  What you cannot quite see from the photos below is the fact that it is lined with red and white spotty material.  No one will ever see the lining, but I know it’s there!  Also my quilting isn’t very straight but hey, it’s my first attempt at quilting!

What I have learned from the project is that I need to slow down with my sewing to try and be a little more accurate…  Apart from the fact the quilting was good fun and looked cool, I also enjoyed making my own binding for the straight edges (striped bit below).  It was really simple and a nice effect.

Sewing Course Progress

I have just posted some photos on Flickr of things I have made recently on my beginners sewing class. So far we have made a cushion (my first zip – very exciting), a bag and a door stop. I have managed all of this without breaking my sewing machine once. Not bad for a beginner! Check it out…

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Cats Love Craft

Here’s the proof…

I was laying out some denim to cut for cushion making and Mia the cat just had to get involved!

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Handmade Cushion

I have started the sewing course I mentioned in one of my recent podcasts and it is going well.  Tonight I made a cushion cover using some old Cath Kidston fabric I had lying around.  I am really quite proud that I can sew a zip now!  Please excuse the dark photos – it is night time and the light in my house is not good.  Here are a couple of pictures with ‘extreme close ups’ of the zip!  Excuse the wiggly sewing lines…

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Crochet Cupcake and Mini Sock Monsters

I’ve been making things on this wet Sunday.  Enjoy…

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These items are for sale in my Folksy shop.  At the moment I only post to the UK but if you are outside the UK and want me to create something special for you then pleased email me on

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