Sunday, 9 February 2014

Crafty Happenings - Week 6

Happy Sunday - I hope wherever you are the weather isn't too awful.  We've had terrible rain and high winds but the flooding is only in the centre of town and few properties are effected.  We've been really lucky.
OK, weekly, crafty round-up:

Finished Objects:


I saw some embroidered napkins here
I actually found the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial here for a self-binding baby blanket
made much more sense for me when it came to figuring out the corners. 

 I had a little bit of a play with the embroidery stitches on my machine
Inner fabric was from Britex when we were in SF in November
Outer fabric was part of last week's haul
 This is a total result - getting stuff in and out of the stash in a week :)

Tote Bag:

For me - exactly the same as I made for my Mother at Christmas
- this has been 85% done since the second week of December, nice
to have it finished


P and I went here on Monday - it was even his idea!
We were looking for fabric for our bedroom curtains -
no joy so far but I didn't come home empty handed
9 metres of blackout curtain lining in cream
- £3.50 per metre I think

White polka dot print cotton for a quilt I'm planning
- £5 per metre
Would you believe it, more dots!
£1.50 per metre, practice knit

A ponte knit for my Kitschy Coo Lady Skater dress
- £4.50 per metre

Oh good grief would you look at that - more polka dots
 - a bargain knit to practice with, I want a batwing sleeved top
£1.50 per metre

I loved this floral - 3 metres of the print & the lining fabric
£10.50 in total

A fun cotton - this is for a gift for my friend,
she always wanted to have an old-fashioned sweet shop!

Some bits and bobs from the shops in Goldhawk Road
and the stalls in Shepherds Bush market
Terrible photo but the only one I remembered to take!
I won a bunch of vintage baby crochet patterns on ebay,
they're delightful
No, you're not seeing things - 25p each

A bunch of zips I picked up in The Fabric Warehouse yesterday
- yep, we're still looking for curtain fabric
- no, we still don't have any!

Sew Along:


I decided to join in with Marie's Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge this week.
I think this is a fabulous idea.

I've spent a lot of time photographing and sorting patterns to have a manageable choice.
I've saved them all on their own blog page - this is actually really helpful so I'll do it with my other patterns at some point.

My commitment is 4.

I'm nearly at the final stage of weeding out.

That's it for me this week


  1. Oooh, that floral fabric is gorgeous!

    1. I didn't actually go looking for more dress fabric but I really like that floral- would have been rude not to buy it at that price! x

  2. What a great fabric haul! Looking forward to seeing what you make of it all :)

    1. I think I'd better crack on with something - I am running out of space!

  3. Hi Jacq, Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster award. You can see the details on my blog :)


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