A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
Any day spent sewing, is a good day. ~Author Unknown
I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses. ~Author Unknown

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Project from my newest Tilda book.

I recently received my latest Tilda book and fell in love with the Cup Cake Fairies. All the things I needed to make one were on hand (have been internet shopping lately) and it really didn't take that long to make.

Did have a little trouble with the hair...........don't quite have the knack of it yet.............means I will have to make a few more, and I thought I had matched up the thread for the fringe but it was a little darker when sewn ! I didn't put the wings on either.

Don't you just love the buttons? They are really brads! I couldn't find any beads in the colour I wanted so looked in my scrap-book supplies and what do you know! I think they are perfect.

With my recent stay in hospital I decided I needed a bag for my slippers. A plastic bag just doesn't cut it and I made one from some fabric I recently found in Spotlight. It's not slippers but rain boots.......still it's shoes! It was quick and easy to make and I will be able to pop in a pair of slippers (or shoes when on holidays) the next time they are needed.

 You can visit my blog here to see what else I have been getting up to.
Heather :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Let's sew a textile cuff using a pair of old jeans.

Hi I just did an update on my blog, this time I decided to recycle old scraps of
jeans and create a textile cuff.
I added scraps of fabrics and also some jewelry. I decided to take out of the closet my embellisher machine, and use it to blend the fabrics.

 If you have a minute, I invite you to visit my blog, hope you like my new tutorial. Here I show you some pictures of my textile cuff.

I hope you have a minute and you come to visit my blog to see the tutorial.
Have a nice day!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I have to confess that for quite a certain time, I'm thinking of making covers for my pillowcase, I think it's a way to customize the decoration of a room.
The technique that I will use  to perform them, is called, the technique of the sausage pillowcase, and when you'll see the pictures then you will understand why it is called so.
These cases are sewn in a couple of hours, what actually took me longer was choosing the fabrics....

What is special about this type of case, is that when you finish it, we will not see any seams inside. To me this is magic, when I discovered this technique, I said to myself that I had to try to make a couple of them and see the result, I checked and I can confirm, when you finish the pillowcase, the seams are not seen and especially, these covers are beautiful!

I invite you to visit my blog to read the tutorial, I warn you that I have many pictures and I think it's pretty clear to understand. At least that's what I've tried.
I want to show some pictures

The link to my blog is here
 I hope you will enjoy this tutorial