Wednesday, 1 March 2017

So, as a result of Cherena's sewing lesson, I decided to make a few more, and I've added my small business label to them!  I think they look pretty good actually:





And these led onto my husband suggesting to me that I make some as big storage baskets for my Ikea shelves.  so out came the machine again, and I happened to quickly run up 2 of them before I ran out of time!  This is the result:





All in all, a good make and I think when I get the other few done, they will look pretty good on my shelves.  They certainly tidy them up, at least you can't see the mess that's in them!!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

I have been doing some extra bits and pieces of sewing this last couple of weeks and trying to teach my youngest daughter how to sew with a sewing machine.  She has been asking me for a good long while to show her how to use the sewing machine.  I had to think of a simple project for her to do, and knowing that most 12 year olds have the attention span of a gnat, it had to be something that wouldn't take forever and that she could see some results fairly quickly.  So I came up with the idea of a fabric basket, and this is the outcome:









Isn't she a clever girl!  She was really pleased with how they came out; now she wants to do some more sewing!  Sunglasses case next I think.