Wednesday, 25 March 2009

TSF mother's day challenge.......I won!!!!!

How are you!!

Well I won the Sewing Forum challenge with my clutch bag!
I couldn't believe it...I tell you I have never won a single thing...barring ten pound....I have never gotten an excellent on anything or manage an `A' score!
Ha ha ha I am ssooo pleased!! And with the other talented fabric lovers beautiful and brilliant offerings I don't know how I did!

Technology let down
I am really frustrated with my computer (grrrr). The new computer monitor blacks out within minutes of turning sorry no photo's of makes this time as I'm on my old laptop....xp and really snaily slow!

And finally!!!!
I'm back at work and getting dusty! I teach children how to make things (yes I know a mixed blessing job!) Actually I am enjoying it! Working from home can be a little isolating and lonely! So now my week days are filled with noisy and fast working little people (and not so little 6ft- ers!!)
So for now see ya

P.S please feel free to comment

P.P.S join in if you too don't manage to win things as I can sympathise and tell you there is hope!!!!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Fairy tales and whiskers

I just been a visiting I believe in Fairytales blog ssooo funny and dry!

On there is a thingy taking you to somewhere (!) for your own Fairy name....This is mine....I must tell you I wasnt very impressed with the Goblin bit (:(.

Your fairy is called Tangle Goblinshimmer
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.

Reading it though and looking at my neglected garden it does ring true a little! So strange too as my birthday is Spring time!!!

Right I'm off I have to `do' my roast potaoes...we always have dinner late on a Sunday....

Friday, 6 March 2009

My Mother's Day Sewing Forum Challenge!

Hey Happy March,
Did you remember to say white rabbits three times on March 1st morning!? I did! It suppose to be good luck!

I am a member of the Sewing Forum (TSF)(very Chris Evans!!).
Anyway I've signed myself up for the Mother's Day challenge! A little something to make for Mumsy!! She actually wants earings to match the necklace I made her for Xmas! I will make them!! Oops I better get a move on with them too!

I know what I wanted to do.

Firstly I wanted to use the fabric I'd made for the Easter Egg because I just loved the pattern and the colourways of the fabric.
Secondly I had down loaded a FREE clutch bag pattern from the Kwik Sew patterns website!
I reduced the pattern by 50% as that's all that was left of the fabric after I'd cut out the egg sections!

And there's the finished mini clutch bag! Perfect for evening..just big enough for phone, lipstick, make-up mirror and taxi fare!!

Cute eh!!! The picture below shows some details....the blue closure is a shaped button onto a wire crochet back. It's lined and piped around the edges with purple Taffeta.

Yet again the camera lies!!!! The gold mesh over the fabric catches the light and gives the fabric depth and luxury feel...

Now this strange shape is the body of a Stump Doll!!!! The bloke at home thought I was making a lamp base!!

I'm hoping when she has her face, arms and clothes she will be fabulous!

This a detail picture of the fabric I made. Again, like the Egg, it's strips of fabric with gold mesh on top. It is then free hand machine quilted.
Honestly I'm not happy unless I have at least two projects on the go at any one time!!!!
Right have to go I'm making Fish kedgeree ( Nigella recipe...mmmm)
P.S Hello autumnrose!
P.P.S anyone who stops by, don't forget to leave a hello, please!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

I'm to be a volunteer Knitter at the NEC Birmingham show

I am so excited I’m going to the NEC in Birmingham on the 14th and 15th March 2009!!
I LOVE going to this event so much creative inspirational vibes going around. AND so much luscious fibre stuff too!

I always try to get there so nothing unusual about me going again….except…well this time… I’m going as a volunteer knitter…WooHoo!!!
I been given the chance to pass on my skills (although they are not specialist…I wish!!) and more importantly my deap love of the craft to others!
The NEC…then we’ll take over the world…world dominance is what we’re going for!!!

I and all the other volunteers can be found on the Learn to Knit stand (W10)from Thursday through to Sunday.
So please feel free to come and say hello and sit and knit a while with us….you can tell us what you have found and bought!! As I suspect we will all be too busy to wander around when it is our turn on the stand! Oh also perhaps discuss knit problems or queries too!

Click on the link, opening hours of the show are 9.30am - 5.30pm on Thursday - Saturday and 9.30am - 5.00pm on Sunday.
Please visit for more details on the show, including travel info.

Leave a message here if you're going too!
So see you all there…so excited!