Saturday, 30 November 2019

November Furtle

I can't believe November is over in about 1 hour.... of course I had great projects and of course I hardly touched any. I had masses of work that heavily impacted my free time and I think the stress and tiredness caught up with me so after a good start earlier in the month I've not done much at all.

A few items with faux leather including my Jangles Anchor bag
A few items of clothing all with the same fabric! Including a partir of Acacia knickers to use up my scraps
Only 2 blocks for my Vintage Kitchen quilt-along
And finally 2 baby rattles that I made this morning
Linking to November Furtle 


Thursday, 28 November 2019

Jangles Anchor Bag

A new bag! Finally 😊 and I've already been using it for a week or so on my business travel!
I had nearly finished it in September,  all that was left was the "bling". But I never managed to screw the Long John handles on by myself. At that time, my dear husband was just too busy with work and studying to help me out. So I parked my bag away until we both had better/ quieter days.
The time finally arrived earlier in the month when I had spent most of the weekend working and felt that I needed something satisfying and quick to end it.
Once the handles were firmly attached, all I had left to do was to close the pocket from where I had turned the bag inside out before I could start to fill it with all my stuff ready for its debut :-)
I have had lots of compliments already and people (including my Mum) so surprised that yes I made it!

It is a lovely compact bag and I have been using it since I finished it. Pattern is Jangles Anchor Bag by Mrs H.

One more OPAM for November and one of my Q4 FAL list, finally!
Linking to Wednesday Wait LossMidweek MakersNeedle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday


Monday, 25 November 2019

Sunglasses pouches - take 2

I made another batch of sunglasses pouches for my friend's craft market that was on yesterday. I finished them all about a week ago before I went away for a business trip (again) but never had time to blog about them yet!

A few more diverse colours this time

But still the same lovely pattern!
More OPAM for this week and more for my Q4 FAL list

Linking to Wednesday Wait LossMidweek MakersNeedle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday


Sunday, 24 November 2019

Little blocks

I have tried to pick up my vintage kitchen blocks again earlier this month and I was doing ok but there's been no time to sew much since then so I have some blocks in progress that I have not touched for a few weeks.
So far I finished the house block
And the heart
I am still 3 blocks behind... hoping to catch up but time is so limited...

Linking to  Monday Design WallWednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers.


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Reusable make up removal pads

Reusable, eco-friendly is trendy at the moment (and rightly so, there is so much unnecessary waste everywhere) that I also jumped on the trend. I saw some lovely ideas on IG that inspired me to make some too.
Still with the idea of making things to make for the fair, I found some of my mini charm packs and bought some flannels that I cut in 2.5' squares, overlocked the 2 together all the way around and very quickly I had a little stack of make up remover pads.
I also bought some very thin cotton muslin and pipping cord to make some little bags that can be used to store them or wash them in.
And here we are 4 little bags of 5 pads. I hope they sell!
More OPAM for November.
Linking to Needle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Sunglasses pouches

A little while ago, I offered to one of my friend to make a few sunglasses pouches for a fundraising fair that she'll be doing at the end of November.  And of course, time is flying by and I hadn't made much progress... last weekend I finally picked up the ones I had cut in October ready to be assembled and went ahead. 
And during the week, I spent some time knotting and burying the threads (you can't backstitch on faux leather really). I also made the slits for the ribbon. 
And after a few days, I finally had a few pieces ready to go! 
That gives me a few more OPAM for November, and also for my Q4 FAL list as well as my OMG project for November. 

Linking to Monday Design WallWednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers.


Monday, 11 November 2019

Plantain T

I eluded to this one in my previous post! When cutting my Trudy turtleneck tee, I also cut a Plantain by Deer and Doe. I wanted it to be long sleeves too but didn't enough fabric for the long sleeves so I raided my stash to find a suitable complimentary fabric. I settled on the leftover black scuba I had used for my Sirocco jumpsuit a few months ago.
Again the construction is rather easy and the tee came together easily and quite quickly on the overlocker.
I love the neckband, which sits flat on me.
And the black cuffs definitely bring some character to the top. I have happily worn it last week and loved the effect.
The cut is loose at the bottom but not overly baggy,  which I really like.
Another finish for November, another one of my  Q4 FAL list too.


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Trudy turtleneck

Back in October I retrieved this lovely copper jersey from my stash. I bought the piece at the Cloth House warehouse last year with the intention to make a tee for autumn and it had sat there since. I went through my pattern library as well and couldn't decide between the turtleneck tee by Wardrobe by Me or the Plantain by Deer and Doe. So I decided to try and squeeze the pieces for both on my piece of fabric. I almost managed by cutting each piece flat but missed a little length for one pair of sleeves. Not to be deterred, I cut my pieces anyway and again, they had to wait for a while.
And finally last Saturday, I pulled the pieces and the instructions, threading my overlocker with some light brown thread and off I went. Of course, the Tee is a simple shape so it came together rather quickly and easily. I topstitched the turtle neck with my double needle because I like how neat it finishes it.
Finished on Saturday and enjoyed on Sunday. And there was even a little sun to take pictures outside!
I cut straight size 10 from the pattern, I could have modified the back a little to compensate for my sway back but on a Tee, it is not too critical I think.
Of course I used one of my lovely hand made label that I sew by hand this time.
Happily finished and enjoyed, not sure why I waited so long....
One OPAM for November and one off my Q4 FAL list.

Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday


Sunday, 3 November 2019

November goals

Yet another busy month ahead and I think it is starting to feel all a lot on me. Anyway, time to get planning again... or maybe dreaming!

1. Continue to work on the Harry Potter sew-along 
2. Dear Jane - finish row D
3. HST modern sampler quilt - make the last block and finish the top 
4. Threadology quilt-along 
5. Vintage Kitchen - this one is so close now!
6. Gipsy Wife - make more blocks 
7. Paper pieced horse from Tartan Kiwi book for my middle daughter  
8. Baby quilt 
9. Purple and blue quilt

1Summit peak top, cut and ready to be sewn 
2. Puff Shirt or another office top
3. Linden or Toaster sweater in navy  
4. Calvin dress
5. Bra
6. Knickers
7. Sirroco Jumpsuit, cut and ready to be sewn
8. Jeans for hubby
9. Fumeterre skirt
10. Jasika jacket
11. Autumn tee - orange
12. Duster cardi or moto jacket

1. Jangles Anchor Handbag 
2. Bucket bag
3. Passport holder
4. Large bag
5. Baby rattles
6. Sunglasses holders - this will be my One monthly goal
7. Scrunchies
8. Label tags
9. Christmas bags


Saturday, 2 November 2019

October Furtle

October has zoomed by, lots of work and travelling but thankfully sonne sewing too!

I managed to sew lots of blocks this month,  including 36 to finish a full quilt.

I also finished baby rattles for my nephew and of course the HK quilt

I also cut a few pieces but didn't make much progress
A Plantain Tee
A Trudy Turtleneck Tee
A pair of Quadra Jeans
A Jasika Blazer

That's it for October!
Linking to October Furtle



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