Sunday, 27 September 2009

doing the right thing...

It has been an unspoken plan for me to eliminate as much use of plastic from the house as i can over the past year. Some things have been a little easier than others. But one idea i have noticed many times on Soulemama blog is how she uses jam jars to replace plastic containers for picnics. I thought i would give it a go on our latest sploot to Sidmouth, a lovely local sea side town (with some very yummy shops).

It was a real success but most of all great to know we weren't creating any waste..

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Here is a pic of my finished skirts. On the whole I am pleased with them although i am a little concerned the owls are too big. I think i will make them smaller next time. You might just be able to make out my labels on the top..I am very proud of those..

I went to a coarse recently for my overlocker and i learnt how to do a rolled edge....there is a small risk i will use it on everything from now on.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

I have been playing around with all sorts of idea's for the kid's clothes i am going to make for next year. I have decided on this theme of plain back round and appliqued pictures on top.
It is a really good way of getting the fabrics and colours i love onto the clothes without scaring off the buyers. I will show you the finished skirts next post.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

These are some pics of a project i have just finished. A local lady asked me to make a quilt for her new grand daughter. Of coarse i was honered and excepted. She had some fabric that she had been holding onto for years that she wanted me to use. It is quite tricky to get matching fabric for styles like this sanderson but i am quite pleased with the finished look.

Although i didnt realise how much it needed an iron until i saw these pics....just as well..

Saturday, 5 September 2009

A grand day out...

Pebble finding
sand in the fingers

looking for cloud pictures...
A grand day out for all..enjoying the rare sunshine........