Sunday, 18 January 2015

As promised

Here is a photo, or more like a small collection of them from our funny photoshoot this afternoon, of the other dress I made Leoni before Christmas. It's the same pattern as I used for the Elephant Love, only this time in cosy winter jersey Finne Funghi from Hilco.

Friday, 16 January 2015

New bags

With the Glasgow and Birmingham Stitching Shows approaching - yes, they are only in March but that comes quicker than you think - I've started sewing things to take and display. And as I sold two of my shopping bags just before Christmas these two were at the top of my to-do list:

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

We have a new family member

This is Cuddles, a new companion of our other guinea pig Toffee. They haven't been introduced yet as Cuddles is very shy and jumpy and we're trying to get her used to us and the noises in our house first. She hasn't been handled a lot by her previous owner as the lady was too scared to touch her! Now, how can someone be afraid of a cute little guinea pig? Anyway, will keep you posted on the progress.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas wishes

I wish all my friends and family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Elephant love dress

It is very rarely now that I'm allowed to sew for Leoni, simply because she has her own taste and that doesn't always include mummy's handmade clothes ;-)
However, she asked me to make her a new dress (actually two, the other photo will follow later), she picked the fabric herself and really loves it. Yippee!!!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Who would have thought?

For all of you who don't know, which is probably the majority of all my followers, this is my husband Alan. As I was working today he accompanied my daughter to her Young Embroiderers class (under a little protest though), where they made these cute Christmas trees.
Yes, HE actually made this and by the sound of it he quite enjoyed it! He even used a sewing machine and found it 'ok', only that he didn't have a lot of control of the pedal with his thick boots :-) Now, I've got five sewing machines in my workroom and he's NEVER EVER even attempted to use one before. Should this be the start of a new hobby?

Friday, 12 December 2014

Prize winner

About two weeks ago we received a letter from the City Council announcing that Leoni had won in their annual drawing competition for the Dundee Energy Efficiency calender 2015. Her picture (and thirteen others) was chosen from hundreds of entries from all primary schools in Dundee. And today was  the prize giving at Dundee City Council where she received a framed certificate, the calendar of course and some other lovely surprises. Well done, girl!

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