I made a skirt for the Christmas tree. I found this cute fabric at Spotlight, 1m. I used an old flannel cot sheet to have on the underside. I laid the fabric down in half and traced corners with a large dinner plate. Then I cut a split down the middle and sewed either side to wrap around the tree base. It looks really nice! When the Christmas fabric goes on sale I will get some more and make a few more things for next year. This is the first year we've had a proper tree - we are pretty excited!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is the latest bag I have made. I think it may be my favorite to date! It has a zipper pocket inside which I must say was so easy to do. I am no longer afraid of sewing zippers!
I made it in class to make sure I did it correctly but it is a very simple pattern to follow. There is a bigger version as well which I will do next. The buttons are vintage from an op shop - so lucky I had 4. I would like to keep this one but it is a Christmas present.
This is the antique foot/bed stool I found at a Salvos - I finally got around to re-upholstering the top. I started to remove the original one but the padding was so deteriorated that I couldn't remove it without it becoming a health hazard! It was seriously so messy and made me sneeze profusely. So I made the top piece and then fit it over the original top. It looks lovely.
We got the fabric on special at spotlight for $8/m but it was buy one metre get one free! I love when that happens!!!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
We looked at the pet shop the other day for a new mat/bed for Quincy and almost passed out with how expensive they were. Then I came across our hardly ever used port-a-cot mattress and had an idea......
I folded it over and then stitched it in a few places using a big, fat embroidery needle. I then made a cover for it using the great fabric I got from a school's Spring Fair. I lined it with one of the kid's old flannel, cot sheets. I put some velcro on the side so that I can wash it. Quincy doesn't love it yet, it smells too clean I think! I was so proud of myself I even managed to match up the lines! It looks much nicer than the old, very well worn mat he had.