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Craft day!

The craft day was a big success and will definitely be happening again shortly. I began my embroidery (I managed to transfer the design to calico by holding it up to the window, thanks for the suggestion!) but discovered rather rapidly that I need practise and lots of it! I abandoned the embroidery and moved onto knitting. My scarf is almost complete- I cant believe that after procrastinating for so long that the thing is more than half complete in a few hours- and below is an ‘in  ...

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Craft Day

I’m having a craft day at my place on Sunday which I’m quite excited about. I’ve never hosted a craft day before! I’ve thought about what to make and have decided I’ll start my embroidery project. What is my embroidery project? I’ll tell you! I bought a rather large hardbound sketchbook from Riot the other day which looks quite boring at the cover is plain black. I thought about what use I could put it to and decided it can be my ‘ideas’  ...

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Fabric!

The fabric I ordered from Etsy last Thursday arrived yesterday. From America. They posted it on ‘their’ Thursday and it was here by Monday! Wow! I’m so excited as it’s the Jessica Jones fabric that I’m re-upholstering my daggy old fluffy pink dresser chair with. This week I’ll be off to Bunning’s to pick some paint to repaint the chair (it’s ‘faux brass at present), then the re-upholstering can begin!

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Bag making on a Sunday afternoon…

I’ve had some lovely Sandi Henderson “Ginger Blossom” fabric sitting around for a month or so now dying to be made into something. Today it became a bag. It took a few hours to make this as I don’t believe in using patterns most of the time, so I adjust as I go. I’m very happy with the result and cannot wait to make some more!

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Calico Shopping Bag

One thing Colin and I are quite big on at present is remembering to take the green bags when we do the supermarket shopping. On Friday I started thinking that I could whip up some calico bags and embellish them so they’re not only practical and environmental, but pretty. I went out and purchased some calico and fat quarters and here is this evenings result. No pattern, just cut and ironed and sewed.

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