Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
The before photo does not show how yellowed the paint was. It must have been oil based as this yellows and water based paints do not. This and cleaning the brushes is why I don't think I will ever use oil based paint again.
I think this shows that even the simplest paint jobs and hardware changes can make something boring into something that is a real asset to a room!
Friday, 26 April 2013
I like her room. I think we all do our kids rooms a bit for ourselves, don't you? We make them how we wish ours had been.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
There was a little girls one that I think had smocking on the front which I mainly regret not getting as I want to try smocking. But my little one isn't a toddler and I think it was a toddler pattern. I love the dress on the bottom left, but they are all pretty cute and don't really go out of date.
Then I got some ric rac. I am not sure what I will use it for but it is always handy. And only 20c per colour.
I have been looking through my pattern books for children too and love all the dresses in vintage style for kids by Fiona Bell. I love that they are classic little girl dresses.
Must get to a fabric shop I guess.
Friday, 19 April 2013
I made my binding 2" wide and I love skinny binding.
So I have finished it and I want to put it on my nephew's bed when he comes to visit from the UK in a few months. But what to work on next? I have decided I want to make some clothes. I want to make at least one dress for myself and a dress and skirt for my daughter. I am totally inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee on UK television. I can make clothes but I haven't done it for age and I know I'll enjoy doing it again.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Or maybe one block like mine is just called a trip I am not sure. To make it I took 8 strips of fabric which were all 2.5" wide and just over 15" long. I sewed them all together to make a block of strips.
Friday, 12 April 2013
Well I ignored him.
So I made my tablet case from leftover scraps of children at play by Sarah Jane which I made my sons quilt from. I had these tiny strips so I just sewed them together and had it lying around for several months waiting.
As you can see the tablet case is a bit wonky. I like it like this but I think it should really have been more wonky as it is only halfheartedly wonky and could be mistaken for just being put together badly. Heaven forbid.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, 11 April 2013
It was supposed to be my job to strip and paint them but I failed miserably in that endeavour. It has now been passed to my husband and he is doing it. He did 3 and the under stairs one in his first burst of enthusiasm and I am happy to say he is now on his second wave. I hope it lasts a long time.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
I thought about making it much larger but decided against it. Firstly I think that granny squares look great in quilts of 4 by 5 rows. Also, I didn't want to make a lot more blocks! I decided that with a border it would be big enough for a single bed.