Custom Kitchen Bunting & Living-room Cushions in progress

 

Hello Again!

I am on a roll today….

 

I’ve just finished a custom order. I put my Kitchen Bunting on my Facebook page, And one of my friends liked it as Much as I did!! **Smiles and does a happy dance**

 

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This lovely bunting is made with linen, bought over at Abakhan Fabrics…. If I had any tips for people sewing linen on the bias, it would be to starch and press. I found it much easier to sew 🙂

 

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So what is the next project you ask??

 

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I’m making a few two tone cushion covers for my living-room… No doubt they will be used as missiles by my boys but hey, I’ll cross that bridge when we come to it!!

 

Traci

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Lavender Drawer Scents a plenty!

 

Hello There

 

How is everyone today? It’s a overcast day again today… So no new photos to blog new projects. I have been sewing away at Lovely wee Lavender Drawer Scents.

I got the idea when I was thinking about birthday gifts for my mother in-law.

 

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Here is set one.. They have been named “Divine Diamonds” I am a sucker for fine lace tape!

 

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This is set two, and is named “Ivory Eye”

 

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And here is Number three, She is named “Daisy Chain”.

 

And last but by no means least, My fave…..

 

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This is “Girly Frill” This is my fave by far!

 

I made all these with linen from my stash, Buttons from my tin, the stuffing and lavender were all from the stash too! I bought some of the Lace Tape from Kaela, She has a fabby new shop with haberdashery to die for!! I mean look at the wee handmade trinkets **Squeek** I LOVE them!!

 

I have a few more of these in the pipe line, as I’ve opened a shop over on Etsy, It’s has no stock up yet BUT I am on a mission. Now that the boys are in school full-time, my sewing time just jumped up by 10 hours a week!!!  I’m Like a new woman, I have a new sense of accomplishment on all sections of my life…..

 

I’m not JUST a mummy… I am a content mummy with a sense of accomplishment!!

 

Traci 

Not 1 but 2 Kitchen Buntings!

 

Hell There!!

**Waves**

 

How is everyone?? I’m back at my much loved Sewing Class, to get my juices flowing I covered my pin-board. And yesterday I made a couple of bunting to match….

 

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I made 14 bunting, so figured 2 sets….

 

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Bunting 1 in it’s new home, beside my newly covered pin-board!

 

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Bunting number 2 in it’s new home…

 

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A wee close up.

I’m glad I started this project my kitchen looks lovely, my stash is a little smaller and my mojo is rearing to go! 

Has anyone else been revamping??

Do share!

 

Traci

 

 

Pin-board Revamp!

 

Hello There,

 

**WAVES**

 

I have been sewing away aimlessly for a while, waiting for the boys to get into school full time…. And yes it’s about to happen, both boys will be in till afternoon as of Monday. To say I am excited is a total understatement!! I have to add I love my boys BUT it will be great to stop thinking of sewing and actually getting some done!! 

Like every sewist, I have a list as long as my arm I want to be getting on with… Yes I’m taking about you!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 

Today, I managed to get a project done that’s been on the to do list for the last 3 weeks!!! I used some of my fabric stash for it too, it’s been in the drawers upstairs for ages.

 

Pin-Board Spruce up!

 

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The Pin-Board is from Argos £7.99 and the fabric is from my stash…. 

You can pick up a pin-board (40 x 60) over at Hobby Crafts just now with 25% off!! (£4.99) 

 

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So here it is…… What do you think? I know it’s not perfect BUT, I love it. I am now going to have order and I have shaved a little off that shameful stash of mines!! I plan on making some bunting with the left over fabric.

 

Have you been stash busting??

Do share!

 

Traci

 

FYI

If this coffee burst stays for a while, I might just get some of my squillion other posts up!! (Fingers crossed)

 

Fold-able Sewing Table Cover….. DONE!

Hello There

How is everyone?

If you follow this blog, you know know I have NO CONSISTENCY in my posts. Sorry about that, Life and Laundry have a tendency of taking over!

So what have I been up to sewing wise??

I have recently discovered, that yes I do have a fabulous sewing room upstairs, BUT I only like sewing up there during the day… I can sew by the loud background sound of my boys playing around the house. In the evenings however I seem to like sewing with the telly on, specifically Bones reruns!! I’ve seen 90% of them and can happily sew and have vague entertainment too that’s not to distracting.

So I decided sewing on my Ottoman was doing me no good. My back was aching, time to introduce my Fold-able Sewing Table

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This simple table cost £7.99, it’s not the sturdiest of tables but I figured when my sewing machine was on it, the weight would sort it out a little…

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I decided to cover my wee table, there were to reasons. 1. It looks bare, 2. I lost the rubber feet on the bottom of my machine so she slides about a little!

I used

Cotton fabric

Wadding

Sew in heavy weight interfacing

String

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 I started by drawing round the table on the interfacing….

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 Then placing the wadding on top, pinning and cutting round the the line drawn on the interfacing. The line was easy to see through the wadding!

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 I then cut out the interfacing about 1.5 inches longer….

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 I then placed the interfacing on top of my cotton and cut it around 4.5 inches larger….

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 I then hemmed the edges of the cotton sewing a 1/4 inch the folding up and sewing another 1/4 inch…. The corners were tricky but using a pin to fudge it in defo helps!

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 I then attached the wadding to the interfacing, placed it wadding down to the wrong side of the cotton.  Then folded up the cotton edge to meet the interfaced edge….

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 I folded the corners in….

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 I sewed around the cotton/interfacing, catching all the corners. And my helper used a loop turner to thread the string through…

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 Here’s what it looks like wrong side all sewn up…

Drum Roll……

Sewing table cover

TAH-DAH

Here it is on the fold-able table…

Ready for my night time sewing!

The things I like best about this table are; That the wadding stops the sewing machine from sliding around, it doubles up as a pincushion AND it folds, then slides under the sofa with ease!

Do you craft in different places at different times of day?!?!?! Is TV a no-no or defo when your sewing?!?!?!!?

Traci