Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sock Monkeys…

…are not my forte!

Can't say I've really enjoyed making this or will ever make another one (I may not even finish this poor little chap!). Poor little thing hasn't had his limbs sewn on properly yet or his bottom sewn up, but I thought I'd show you my progress so far incase this is as far as he gets.

Not sure why I haven't enjoyed making him, I think there was just too much stuffing for my liking!

I want to call him Hector or Dexter, not sure why, but hopefully that will make me love him a little more and he will end up as one of my twos loved toys! Hmmm, we'll see.

I'd love to see your sock monkeys, send me a link if you've made one – I think I need inspiration.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

No quilting on Wednesday

I'm back in the swing now so here's my 'No Quilting on Wednesday post' but first – Green peg bag up on Folksy…


…now back to my post. I just love this photo, taken on a trip to London. A moment of magic captured in the blink of an eye…


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I'm on a role–ish!

Going a little peg bag mad at the moment…

Finished another (slightly bigger) bag this time and although I wasn't taken with the colour initially (nothing like the colour in the photo though – don't moan about the picture, it's late, the lightings rubbish – but I just couldn't post without a picture – I shall fill with pegs, and photograph in situ on Thursday), anyway to continue… I am really pleased with how it's turned out.

All day in school tomorrow so no sewing for me unfortunately, but I think I'll crack on now with cutting out a few more bags to add to that huge collection I have of things that need sewing…(ahem! sorry I meant finishing!!!)

Happy sewing!


Monday, 11 July 2011

In Awe!

Hats off to all you people out there who hold down a job whilst looking after their children and still find time to sew and blog…

…however, it seems that I am not one of those people who can do all four!!!

I seem to have been running around like a headless chicken since my last post (way back whenever that was). There's been a canoeing trip with school, Kew gardens trip, my morning in reception, 'new' school meetings, 'old' school meetings, 50 wedding invites to print and make up for my cousin (this was the major cause for my headlessness, especially when I printed and made up 40 with a spelling mistake), oh and not forgetting a trip to A&E yesterday after my little boy hit the floor with his head – thankfully he's fine, nothing that a bit of super 'hero' glue couldn't fix!

…and breathe!