Hot on the heels of making it through my first Sewalong (the soo exiting and rewarding Pyjama Party, yay!), I’m going to attempt Me-Made-May ’12 organised by ‘So, Zo..’. I’ve never tried to wear me-made items for a whole month, I don’t have an enormous wardrobe of self-created clothes and accessories from which to choose… Continue reading Me-Made-May ’12
Here they are! My silky, shiny, slinky, slippy, slide-y, red, white and blue Patriotic Pyjamas. Jubilee Jammies. If you’re interested in my Jubilee Jammie Journey, you can read about it in my Pyjama Party Posts. I’ve slept in nothing else since they were completed, surely a success in anyone’s book? Talking of books, I’d recommend… Continue reading Revealing (the) Pyjamas
What-ing? Shwopping! And no my finger hasn’t slipped on the keyboard. My ears pricked up when I heard an article about Shwopping on Radio 4 today. (Here’s a link to an article in the Telegraph if it hasn’t appeared on your radar yet.) I was intrigued. Why? Well, I do sometimes ponder the life-cycle of the… Continue reading Shwopping
Does anyone else have a problem finishing projects? What’s the longest that it had taken you to finish any one project? I recently finished a knitted scarf that lay curled on my circular needles for the best part of a year. Oh, and of course there is my first ever patchwork, that took me 10… Continue reading Crafty Queue
Next make I am *not* using anything slippy. If I had a penny for… Well I’m sure you’ve been there. There have been more successes than failures with this top, but only just: It’s a lovely colour I did have just enough fabric to cut out a self-drafted top I’m liking the sweetheart neckline The… Continue reading Seeing red
So that stash fabric that I chose? Don’t know what it’s made from but it’s been a challenge to work. It’s not just the fluidity of the material that makes it slide gracefully to the floor the moment you loosen your hold, there’s also the gentle but constant disintegration of my carefully pinked edges. It… Continue reading New footwork
You’re so kind, but no, I couldn’t attempt a self-drafted top to go along with the slippy, slide-y jammie bottoms without all the support that goes on behind the scenes. It’s not all my own work you know. I have had help along the way. I mean, I’ve had a second attempt at a bodice… Continue reading I’d like to thank…
So, this sew-along malarky. It’s my first you see, and I was thrown into a bit of a tizz by Karen’s post prompting us to cut out our pattern pieces. Why was I thrown into a tizz you ask your self? Well, I was still daydreaming about which fabrics I might use. The very day… Continue reading Patriotic Pyjamas
I’m going to join in Karen’s Pyjama Party Sewalong, and as the big reveal is on Saturday 28th April I might just try making Jubilee Jammies. I knew that Union Flag would come in useful!
A few of the things in my crafty queue: There are a mixture of firsts and favourites here and I’m hatching a cunning plan for that union flag.