Friday, August 28, 2009

A finish and a start !

Yay ! A finish for August ! Although I'm not in the sewing machine cover challenge all those involved in it have inspired me to make my own . I really enjoyed making something just for me and using up scraps and not taking notes for a pattern as I went . I even added pockets on the side of the cover to try and get a little organisation going on in the Craftroom . I did say a little organised , I don't expect miracles !
I don't usually have the opportunity to buy matching fabrics as my nearest fabric store is Spotlight an hour away and when I do get there usually once a year it's a case of snatching a bundle of fabric and getting out of the store as quickly as possible .(After I've paid for them of course !) So recently I treated myself to this Micheal Miller fabric that coordinates ! I have a project in mind for this that hopefully I can show you soon .

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The week went thataway !

Well there goes another week and not a lot to show for it . I managed a start on my sewing machine cover and that's about it . The rest of the time I seemed to be caring for crook family .
No nothing as serious as this but I'd thought you'd like to see some nice old things instead of a pile of grotty tissues !

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Liar , liar pants on fire !

Please forgive the quality of the photo shown as it was taken under duress .

Get yourself a cuppa and I'll tell you the whole horrible story .

It all began quite innocently as I took myself to my Craftroom to work .

When I got there my buttons called out "sort me , sort me " and so I did .

A long time passed as there were a lot of the little blighters and I became a bit robotic towards the end . Pink , pink, red , blue , scungy one . The scungy ones are the ones that are dull and boring , just plain scungy ! Blue , orange , orange on and on . Finally I finished I thought but I then discovered another two tins of buttons ! I'd really had enough by then and left to rejoin my family because surely they had been missing me . This is where it all started to go wrong .

Somebody asked what I had been doing and I must have still been in a button trance because I told them I had been sorting buttons . Well my husband thought it was probably a good time to point out that quite a few of his shirts were held together with pins and maybe I could sew some buttons on for him . Can you believe the nerve of some people ? What , aren't safety pins good enough for some people ? He has gone for years without buttons what's the big deal now?

Thankfully I came to my senses in time to answer

" Yes , I do have buttons but sorry none to spare !"

As the photo above might be used as evidence against me it will self destruct in sixty seconds !

Friday, August 14, 2009

Rosey , your cuppa's ready !

In my previous post Rosey from agapanthas and goldsworthy asked to see my little aprons up against a pencil or cup so she could see what size they really are . Well seeing as she is my blogging friend I thought I would make her a cuppa while I was there .I'm sorry to anyone else who is bored seeing a repeat of my photo but you are very welcome to join Rosey and I for a cuppa !

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pretty maids all in a row .

Something had to give .

First it was the Party Peg Dolls mucking the place up and then having Barbie lying about , my house is a mess !

So now I've had to bring in my personal cleaning crew .

Shame to dirty their pretty aprons though ........