Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Saddest of Days

This little wonderful lady has been my constant companion for the last couple of years. She slept on my bed, she woke me up in the mornings, she brought me dead stuff, she sat outside the bathroom when I was inside and she stuck her nose into everything I did.

Fufu (fufee, foofsters) the sweetest feisty little girl. I will miss you forever and always.

I want to leave this house, this village and live somewhere quiet and remote wher my cats can roam free. 
July 2012 - 19/06/14

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sock Zebra Tutorial

Take a pair of striped socks. 

Turn both inside out.

The first sock will form the legs and the body.

1. Sew up from toe to about 1.5 cm from base of heel with a very narrow U. Then cut up centre of U, leaving the base of the U complete and uncut. This will form the front legs
2. Sew a U at leg end, leaving the ends open. Then cut up centre of U, as for front legs. This will form back legs.

3. Turn right side out through one of the back legs.
4. Stuff and the sew front legs closed.

Second Sick

1. Cut into 3 bits. 

2. Sew a slightly curved line along the back of head, leaving an opening for stuffing. Trimm of any excess.

3. Sew up each ear to a point. See picture.

4. Stuff head and sew shut.

5. Cut and separate ears, Then turn ears to right side and sew onto head.

6. Add mane - there are various ways. I crocheted a chain and sewed this onto the head, then I used the chain holes to crochet a row of double crochet to form the mane.

7. Add features, eyes, nostrils and mouth (if wanted)- mine is for a baby so I just used wool, but they look lovely with felt or buttons.

8. Add a tail to the body- I used wool and made a pleat which was then sewn onto body.

9. Finally attach head to body.

This should be your Sock Zebra finished,

Pattern would easily work for a horse or Donkey.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Potting again

We'll first thing....these just had to go.

But that's ok. Totally worth the sacrifice. I love making pots.
This is what me and Mrs P produced last week.
3 mugs and 2 bowls for me.
2 tumblers and 3 bowls for Mrs P.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lounge pants/ pj bottoms

I bought this fabulous cheap stretch fleece. 
Just had to make bottoms from it.

Pattern is an old essential one based on a look that Rachael from Friends wore.

My DD is very happy with them....they have pockets too  :o)

Yes that's Fufu in the background. Here's a close up .

Mid clean.

Monday, June 2, 2014

School shirt

My DD complained that her shirts were getting a bit tight and I should buy her some new ones. I found it frustrating the last time buying them as she doesn't like girly and just wants plain white blouses for school.

I had a brain wave and thought.....I could sew one!

I found a pattern in my stash. Essential magazine's E20.

Didn't like the collar though so checked out a couple of tutorials online and made my own collar. 

Next issue was material. Nothing suitable in stash, so I bought a pair of £1.99 pillow cases from Home Bargains.

I'm totally blown away by the results....I made this!!

She's very happy with the results, I didn't bother with the top button as she would never use it.
Need to go and buy more pillow cases. :o)