Monday, 16 March 2015

Mischief Me!!

The only trouble with having extended periods at home (as I did recently) is there’s more time to get up to mischief ……… otherwise known as ‘Retail Therapy’ !!! There I was ‘innocently’ watching ‘Create and Craft’ on TV when I found my fingers walking across this here keyboard and clicking the ‘Buy Me NOW!!!’ button – oh ‘eck, what have I bought now!! No, not fabric (this time), but definitely for my sewing room ………… this lovely ‘Forever Moments by Tonic’ handy unit. 
(colour's a bit bright - sorry about that!)

It comes flat-packed for you to assemble; the MDF is all cut out, glue provided as well as scrapbooking papers and rub-on transfers to decorate. It even comes with the Dies to die-cut the lovely drawer fronts. I only had to buy the antique brass handles as extras.

I’ve tried to give it an old, worn ‘Shabby Chic’ kind of look. 

I glued on some paper flowers and metal corner decorations, then added a bit of mica powder to the flowers. I lined the drawers and added transfers to the sides, back & top. 

And here's my favourite little corner – the mini cotton reels and scissors (a brass charm). 

I painted and varnished it and finished it off with a bit of antique gold gilt wax on the edges.

Mischievous eh, but fun to make and decorate! And now filled with bobbins, needles and all things nice!!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

A Hand-y Bag!

I’ve made this handy little bag for carrying around my stitching ‘bits n’ bobs’ when I’m on the move .......... this one in brown is for me!!

and this one is for my lovely bloggy friend, Wendy over at the ‘The Quiet Room’.

It was Wendy’s birthday recently, so I had made her a few things, although I admit I was a tad late sending her gifts ….. but I think she’s forgiven me though!!

I made Wendy’s with some of the beautiful ‘Field Notes’ fabric by the very talented ‘Blackbird Designs’ ladies – such gorgeous fabric. Whereas mine (above top) was a ‘cheap as chips’ fabric I picked up in the market a while ago …… quite cute though all the same I thought.

I’ve never sewn with PVC before (see pocket), so that was a challenge, and I haven’t put many zippers in before either, so it was a double whammy!! In all honesty, the brown one was a bit of a practice run before making the one for Wendy …. wanted to make sure I got it right you see, so I hope I did!!

A hand-y bag for when you’re on the move, and just have to take a bit of stitching along!!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A Giveaway at Linden Grove

Simone is hosting a Giveaway for her latest project, a ‘Mini Celebration Kit’, which contains a blank card, a little candle and a string of mini bunting. The idea being that you can carry it around with you (or perhaps keep it in your desk draw at work) for those emergency/forgotten!! situations when you realise you’ve missed a special event. So why not pop over to Simone’s blog at Linden Grove and enter for a chance to win!