Thursday, January 21, 2010

A couple of my tea towels.

It's been awhile but I've really been enjoying this school holidays and have spent more time sewing than ever before. I've probably got 10 little dresses at different stages of completion, plus I decorated a few teatowels and have a partly made top for me too. I also have 50 bib fronts cut out which I will work on over the coming months. I like to put on a bit of lace, ricrac, bias binding etc. to dress them up a bit before I give them away. I am thinking of backing them with flannelette.

As much as I like being a lollypop lady (school crossing supervisor) and actually only work for 1 half hours a day, I go to work twice, before and after school, so thats twice driving over and back to the school I work at, plus getting ready etc., it is time consuming. Am looking forward to seeing th children though. I'm sure they will have stories to tell.

A photo of my pillowcase dress. It's for a new born and was made out of some material I had here and not a pillowcase. I must make some more of these, so cute and easy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A couple bags I made for the last Crafty Mamas swap. The first one folds out into a shopping bag and the teddy bear one is quilted and the black strap is just bias binding folded in half. I really enjoyed the bag swap and it made me try things I'd never made before. The made a few of the quilted ones many years ago for a school fete when my children were little. They're both adults now, and I hadn't made a bag since until this swap.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to 2010

Have been making a few little dresses. Nothing fancy (I'm only a basic sewer), but a start. Made my first pillowcase dress, but not out of a pillowcase as its for a newborn. When I download my photos I'll post a picture. Going to have a go at using my new snap press soon too.