I realised I haven't been blogging for a while which isn't good...sorry. I didn't seem to have much motivation so I decided to order some patterns from the net. They came super quick and now I am actually looking forward to making a few new items for the wardrobe. I have loads of fabric in my fabric basket so I need to have a good old rummage around. I have some fabric left over from my wedding dress I have decided I would love to make a pretty top to wear.....the wedding dress doesn't fit anymore (too big :) ) so it will be nice to have something I can wear. My dress wasn't the traditional white/ivory but instead a lovely copper brown...one day I may be brave enough to share a photo with you...in the meantime I will take a photo of the fabric instead. Here goes, happy sewing.
Sunday, 18 September 2011
A friend at work asked if I could possible help by sewing a tissue box cover for her downstairs toilet. They have redecorated the room with a nautical theme and luckily enough I had some fabric left over from my recent makes. Its basically a rectangle with both sides lined wit fabric and then fold over the fabric, sew on end closed and then at a popper at the other. I have then added two stitches at the centre to hold the two ends together and it also allows the tissues to come out from the centre. A cute item which I has now inspired me to make my own. It makes otherwise dull tissue boxes quite pretty.
We've recently changed our decor in the lounge/ dining room and I have been searching for place mats for a while but to no avail. I had left over fabric from my patchwork throw I made and decided to make my own place mats. I have used both the nautical fabric and also a red and cream stripe. In between the two layers I have used a woven table runner that I have cut into four to add protection against hot plates. They look great against the polka dot table cover and are washable too! All in all a productive Sunday afternoon.