Saturday, 28 April 2018

Wins and Things

Have been neglecting this little place for quite some time.  Life and data allowance just keeps getting in the way.

The wins are competitions I have entered.  These five products from Sukin, an Australian product, reasonably priced natural skincare.  My favorite product from this range is the Hydration Elixir.

A giveaway at Kitten Stitching. 
I have started a bee cross stitch square for a charity quilt being made for the craft group's challenge day.

I haven't been doing too much sewing for myself lately.  Finished these socks for a friend, she is not a girly sort of person so the very masculine green suits her just fine.  Another friend is having a more feminine colourway for her socks.

 The pattern is from an Ann Budd book. I am using one of the rib patterns for the socks on my needles now.

The other thing taking up my time is a blog I am co-authoring for local craft group and my paid work for three days a week.  Best not forget trying to keep up with garden and yard work.

All for now.

Friday, 2 March 2018

FNWF - February

Managed to get my weeks and Fridays all in a line for a change.  What I have been working on during February  (not much for myself) have spent more time on making Love Quilts for the craft group to use for charity.

Using this sleep wear  pattern, I have made a tunic for the cooler autumn weather, stitched the side seams to just below waist level to give a more casual look. The length is halfway between the short top and nightie.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

January 2018

I haven't  done much  work through the summer heat, just a few little projects to fill in time.

An elastic waisted skirt, side splits , almost ankle length. Made in a linen blend fabric from my stash  had this for many years, from the days when I  made and wore form fitting pencil skirts for work.

 A cool sleeveless summer top made from the offcuts from the dress I made in December. To add extra length I added the hems as extra pieces, the front cut creatively to use all the fabric.