Thursday, May 30, 2019

Oh bother!!!!!!

I needed to go and buy another metal tape measure to cut up for the snap part of glasses cases and snap top bags and this time I was prepared for the tape to run back inside itself once the end was cut off  - so I thought - but no I was not quick enough to grab the end before it disappeared into the plastic casing.   Out with the screwdriver to dismantle it and now this is what I am left with.

Once that mess was sorted out time was spent going through scraps bins in anticipation of what the rainbow colour for June will be.     The choices left being pink, blue and purple so all bases are now covered once the announcement is made on Saturday.

I am now off to make some glasses cases and a couple of bibs for the hospital stall being held next week. 

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Happy sewing all

Friday, May 24, 2019

Just do it....

Is what I said to myself today and I did...….that is sewing up my orange curved log cabin blocks which was my nominated OMG for May.    Yesterday I cut the fabric and this afternoon's job was to sew them up.

Even though orange is not one of my favourite colours I am pleased with the end result.   

Thanks to Wendy for hosting another fun FNSI.

Linking with OMG
                      So Scrappy
                      A Peacock Party 
                      Oh Scrap
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Escape to the Southern Highlands

Is what hubs and I did for the past few days.   It takes just over 2 hours to drive from our house to one of the prettiest areas in the State.   Our timing was perfect in order to catch the changing of the autumn leaves which can be seen below.

The area has some lovely private gardens which are open for inspection at various times of the year.   We visited Red Cow Farm and spent sometime wandering around the 22 "garden rooms" throughout the property.   Every turn leads you into another area which is quite different each time.

Some of the statues dotted throughout the garden

One would never go hungry

And the last photo is for  Mary Poppin fans.   I have often visited the area but never knew that P L Travers - the creator and author of Mary Poppins books - lived in the area for a few years during her  childhood.   This statue can be found in one of the many parks in Bowral.

Hubs and I enjoyed our break away but all good things come to an end and so back to reality it is for us.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Every little chef needs...........

An apron so over the last week I have been busy sewing some for the next hospital auxiliary stall.   I originally made 2 to see how they would sell and they did quite quickly.   These are the first two

I then made another two and they sold just as quickly.

The co-ordinator of the stall asked if I could make about 6 for the next stall and here they are

It is a very easy pattern to sew and even easier for young children to get on and off.    My experience is that young ones like to get into something quick and get out of it even quicker which can be achieved by having no strings that need to be tied.    It is easily slipped over the head and secured around the waist with the strap coming around the back and has Velcro on the side.    Here is the back view.

 Now that they are finished I can no longer put off cutting my fabric for the orange log cabin blocks.  

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Can you guess

What these are?

These were my project this afternoon for FNwF.

As mentioned in a previous post I have been working over the last few weeks on sewing some items for the hospital auxiliary Mothers' Day stall next Friday.    Firstly some purse tissue holders and small snap top bags.

Some drawstring bags

A few pot holders

The lavender parasols that were previously shown

Did you guess what was shown in the first photo?

I saw the bookmark idea while browsing around Pinterest and thought it a novel idea.   I know many people read on a device these days but there are still many of us who like to hold a book and turn the pages.  They were very quick to sew up and used up some of those smaller scraps that have been around for quite sometime.   I am constantly amazed at what can be made out of leftovers.  

Thanks Cheryl for another fun night.   Head on over here to see what else was achieved by others.  

Linking with So Scrappy
                      Oh Scrap

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Orange is one of my......

Least favourite colours and it has been chosen as the rainbow colour for May.   I was hoping for purple but orange is part of the rainbow so I will just have to be strong and get on with it.   A quick rummage around in the scraps has revealed that there is a surprising amount of orange and I know there is more in my stash.

My OMG for May is to make these scraps into 4 log cabin blocks.  

Good progress is being with the small items for the Mothers' Day stall which will be held at the end of next week.

Back soon with some photos of what is being made and in the meantime

Happy sewing all