• Sewing

    A Project For A Friend

    Recently, one of my closest friends had a baby, a little brother for his two older sisters.  To welcome him to the world I decided to make something for him, and chose a blanket.  Now, this was inspired by another friend, over at Letters To Audrey.  She is fabulous at making these blankets and very generously helped me get started.

    Now, unfortunately I did not take great photos as I went.  But I chose a deep navy for one side and a bright green for the other.  And for his name, lovely blue polka dots with orange thread.  It’s a simple design, but does require patience – tying the knots just so, and hand stitching the thread around the letters.  I confirmed what I had suspected – I am not a hand sewing person!!!  And of course, it wasn’t a short name!

    Finally finishing it in time to take to the hospital, I packaged it up in blue tissue paper and a big white box.

    It was really lovely to give a handmade gift to such a good friend and her new little boy!

  • Sewing

    Back to Class

    Tomorrow, I’m starting this:

    Woo!  That’s right, a beginners dressmaking class.  I’m very excited – it’s been a while since I’ve done something so formal as to go to a class relating to something I’m interested in!  We start with a skirt, and I’m going with a friend who has already done one term.  It’s at Spotlight, and in the evening.  I’m really looking forward to learning to read a pattern properly and to then make adjustments.  Any sewing I’ve done so far has been mainly self taught through reading tutorials I’ve found in the blogosphere!

    I shall keep you in the loop as to how the skirt comes along!

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    Taking on too much?!

    I have decided to learn how to crochet.  Even though I already have several challenges laid out – learning to sew, blogging, parenting, organising the house, being a good spouse…….  what’s one more?!!  I found a fabulous blog http://www.craftyminx.com/ where the author, Dana has put together a series of lessons to teach crochet.  For free!  It looks really well thought out and considered.  I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.