A cool 60's curtain made great cushions for my friends new house.I have a half finished quilt, half stuffed softie and girls skirt waiting in the wings. Let em' wait I say! I am so determined to make clothes, however keep getting distracted with birthdays, gifts for friends of friends and alterations (for the next door neighbour, for example). Not that I begrudge doing those things...I remember saying to my friends three years ago now that I wanted to make all my clothes. Three years later I have finally cut a pattern out for a grown-up's top. Not kiddies, not cushions or softies... No more distractions! It's time to just do it!!
Regarding those t-shirts I made last weekend... I backed each number with some iron on interfacing (even though it didn't seem to stick). I used quite a stiff cotton for the number two and a thinner cotton for the number four. The two was easier to sew.I made one a few years ago for a friend with fur fabric. I found this was actually easier to sew. Maybe because the fur allowed me to do a messier job!! I've had trouble loading the photo's so here is a photo of my pooches to keep you happy.
Back into crafting again and have purchased a new camera.I have (as always) a million projects on the go. Here are just a few of them. I gave the doll to my little cousin. Pretty soon I am going to get back into making adult clothing. It's so easy to get stuck in making bits and pieces, especially when there are so many little people around to make things for!! This morning I have appliqued some numbers on to t-shirts for my son's little friends birthdays. They are two brothers of the ages of four and two. I'm a bit rusty at it. The fabric used on the bag was from an original roll of 60's material that I purchased in a small, cluttered antique shop in Windsor. Best of all, it was only $5!!
Oooooh, I love this time of the year. It's so inspiring and of course I love the Autumn colours. I have just planted some flowering gum trees around my property and have some onion and silverbeet seeds propagating in trays on top of the piano in the sunroom.I went to a jumble sale today but resisted buying too much crap as I have made a pact to chuck stuff so I have room for my new creations. I have made one doll and cut out another. I have also cut out a number of fabric squares. This has been the case for two months. I progress very slowly. When I work most of the week, I tend to procrastinate and say; "I'll sew once this is all tidied up." Then it's too late and I'm too tired. I always seem to look for distractions. I guess I just need to get into 'plodding along' mode again.
I am slow!!! My doll is half complete. I'm quite happy how she looks so far. I have stuffed her arms and legs and sewed her body bits together. I just have to hand sew on the eyes. My last week of school next week. I cannot wait to have some time out to get crafty!!!
I have started making this 'ruby doll' pattern from: . Please tell me someone if you can't see this link!! I am hopelessly slow at putting things together at the moment. My energies are scattered everywhere! I aim to have her completed by this weekend. I shall keep you posted.
There was a 50 cent sale at the opp shop on Monday (my day off). I went bananas! I got a whole box of patchwork sized bits for 3 dollars! Ha! I do worry a little sometimes at my adrenallin levels when I come across a good opp shop sale! I am an opp shop/ garage sale addict!!