Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The 52MMMC Week 12

A fabric 'envelope' clutch style creation
for a very good friend
and all her paperwork
and bits and pieces that she lugs around

don't you just love creating?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The 52MMMC Week 11

Well long time no see, I've been busy with the 'day' job, my own work, life in general and of course Christmas gift shopping - like a lot of people I'm sure.

Anyhow I've posted this 'make' although it is something I have made to sell, as it was the first time I had attempted them and so I felt I was able to include them in my 'makes'!

So what do you do with these
(which I'd made and had hanging around for a while not doing anything)

and these which I bought at a flea market in France

You make these of course - wreathes!!!!!
(reverse side of wreath as it was hanging on my stall this weekend)

one pictured hung with wee fairy lights on, all aglow

and finally my third one hanging again on my stall this weekend (reverse side through my garlands streamed across my stall, making sure it was all 'decked' out for festive selling!)

Well I hope that they add some cheer to your day.
I have to say that I have two more still to make
as I made these trial three to see if they would get any interest.
Well I had my stall Saturday with all three and went home with.......................none!!!!!!
So smiles all round from customers giving homes to my handmade circles of happiness.
And smiles from me for knowing they were going home with some lovely people who will appreciate them adorning their abodes and adding splashes of colour and handmade cheer to their walls or doors.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The 52MMMC Week 10

Well hello to you all on this windy and rainy November day (well for me it is anyways).
Here's my first ever attempt at making an item of clothing!
I joined a class a while back now to do this just to see if I could(!) and to learn about and do something new.

So being a tad reticent and not knowing whether I would get on well at making clothing I opted for a vintage pattern and instead of wasting money on brand new fabric and ruining it! I opted to use up (and experiment with) a fair sized remnant I had in my stash.

So for your eyes here's what I made.....

My shirt/blouse pattern

pattern pieces in the make, not bamboozling me in the least!!
well I had a fab tutor to advise and direct!

And shots of my finished piece

Now mine looks a little different to the finished picture on the pattern as I didn't have enough material to make the sleeves the length they should be. But this in itself was a great learning experience to see how patterns are adapted and changed to suit the individual need.

Now I'm not sure if I would wear this! as it's not my type of fabric but it was just my test run at making and seeing as I did okay.......!
I am now onto something I will wear in a fabric and colour that I love.
So back soon with that to show you!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The 52MMMC Week 9

Well hello! long time no see so to speak, I am back again with another make for your viewing.

Quite some time back now I took part in a P I F (pay it forward) Giveaway and part of the rules of taking part was that I would go on to host my own P I F Giveaway and send a wee something handmade on to three more people.
As I have now made and sent off these PIF gifts I thought that I would include them in my 'makes' challenge and let you see what flew off in the post recently......

After much doodling, stitching and creating with fabric and thread it was time to put all the pieces together, the easy part really and the part where everything comes together...

zip being put in

sides being stitched


finishing off

and hey presto a wee zip purse!

well two wee zip purses..

make that three wee zip purses for three lovely ladies!

I hope they are loved and well used! ;0 x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The 52MMMC Week 8

Well hello to you all! I'm back again with another 'makes' post.
I have been meaning to make a larger version of my oval pin for a while now and thought it would be one of my 'makes' for the challenge, a good place to 'test' out ideas I feel.
I have also been promising my mum one for a while too.....

So inspired by this photo in a magazine recently I was ready to try my 'make'

I gathered together materials and threads that reflected the gorgeous colours of the heather

My mum likes my wee birds and so a wee bird the pin would have

stitch upon stitch

teeny tiny snippets of fabrics in lovely deep pinks and greens

And voila! a birdy pin has been made

My mum has received this wee pin and I shall wait for her to visit
with it donning her jacket lapel, before I show a 'finished' photo of it.
And *phew wipes sweat from brow* she loved it! x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The 52MMMC Week 7

Well I am finally back with another make(!) Yay!
I feel that I'm a bit behind but then I was told that there was no pressure to produce something each week so I shall just keep going until I reach my goal of 52!!

So here for you to view is something I was asked to make by a friend of mine for her mum's birthday.
She gave me an idea of:
colours she would like - creams, pinks and blues
subject matter - beach huts, seaside
and even some of her little girls outgrown old clothes
with a fab pattern on that she wanted included if possible.

So I set too and here is what I made

wee little fishes

can't go without a bird and bunting!

(check out the pier and beach huts to the top right,
I cut these out from the fabric of her little girls outgrown outfit!)

And voila! finished cushion

My friend was more than happy with the finished item (whew!),
so let's hope her mum likes it too ;0

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Day tripping......

A few weekends ago we went day tripping across the waves. Seems so strange still how quickly you can be in another country with so many things the same but so many differences too, not least the language that is spoken.
So I thought I would share with you, mostly in photos, some of what I saw whilst day tripping.

Our transport across the water

Our destination

some of the amazing buildings, so huge

moules anyone??

bustling streets

sausages anyone?

colourful pastries

all manner of goods to buy

loved the shutters on these windows

flea market treasure galore!

and a must have sweet waffle treat to end the day

homeward bound

I hope you've been out day tripping somewhere recently ;0 x