I was hoping to show you the top I started making here, however, this was not to be. If you remember, I bagged this fabric (amongst others) at a jumble sale and had found what was purported to be an "easy" pattern.
Bah! They lied. Easy? I don't think so.
As this is my first foray into dress making, I came a cropper with the "yoke" and "facing" bit of the pattern. I've actually managed to sort it out but I've come to a temporary halt as there just aren't enough hours in the day to follow patterns, go to work, read blogs, stare into space, go on holiday etc etc. So, the sewing is on the back burner for the moment. I WILL nail this sewing malarky - although not just yet!
So what did I make? I'll give you one guess!
I've made more cushion covers!! Yes, MORE! I just can't help myself.
Firstly, using fabric that I bought at the jumble I mentioned above, I made these:
I also crocheted a cushion cover which is currently cosying up with the bonkers retro cushion cover that I made previously.
This is one side of it:
And this is the other side:
Both sides look slightly skewiff if you ask me but then that just adds to its charms (er hem).
On a final note, I'm planning on making a knitted patchwork blanket inspired by this picture that I stole from Kylie's fabulous blog, Lucy Violet Vintage
|Isn't this one stunning blanket?|
This was knitted by an Australian woman, Mrs Gertrude Pepperell, from odd balls of wool when she was in her 80s and virtually blind! Blimey, I expect I'll be in my 80s by the time I'm done!
TTFN dear readers.