Monday, 28 February 2011

Gifts for Christmas/ Market Bags

Remember my last post, the one with the Christmas Bag. Wellllllllllllll I have made 2 more. I had this floral fabric upstairs and I bought some lining fabric to match. This time I strengthened the bottom of the bag with some iron on facing.
The second bag I decided to make an embellishment, a yo yo ring from the lining fabric, and I covered an old button with the floral fabric.
Doing some sewing has got me looking for a new sewing machine as mine is old and cranky, a little like me at times. I have been looking for patterns for the next challenge. I have found some free ones on the web, just gotta pick one. See you later folks

Monday, 21 February 2011

New challenge out at Christmas Sewing, you can find the link on my side bar. I will looking in my books and magazine's for something to sew on a cushion. See you all later.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Market Bag

Here is a bag that I made today, it is part of a challenge that I found over at . The challenge is to make something for Christmas, here is the link The challenge is on the 3rd Monday of each month, I believe the next one is this Monday. There are no instructions on how to make the bag, you have to google market bag patterns.
So here is my first try. I had this Christmas fabric in my box of fabrics, and I just about had enough to make one. The instructions I found requires 1 yard of print and 1 yard of plain fabric, with that you can make 2 bags. I have some more fabric but just need to buy some liner to match.
This fabric was great as it did not have a right way design and it had a patchwork feel to it.
The bottom is not reinforced but the instructions said you could use interfacing to strengthen it.
As I was pleased of how the bag turned out I will have to make some more.
Joan's cousin

There was one from Angela, but for some reason the picture did not show up on my camera.

Next month Chantelle will be showing us how to do a scrapbook using toilet rolls tubes.

Notice Board

In our craft group we were taught by Joan to make this notice board. It was fairly easy, this would make a nice gift for someone. Mine did get to be someone's birthday gift.
Supplies used;

Hard board, pattern paper, card stock,cork tile, notepad, pen, sticky notes, drawing pins and a calender. We had our own choice of embellishments.
More pics to follow.


Well it was one of my sons birthday, so for a cake I got the giant cupcake from JML at Asda. I tried one of the recipes from the book, the cake itself was not great, so we only ate half of it. Well it was the first time I used it.

Inside you can mould it so that you can fill it with a filling. We chose chocolate.

Outside was sprinkled with sprinkles. As you can see the size of the standard cupcake case to the giant cake.