Friday, 31 May 2013
here and just made me want to make one like it. I love it and the fabric here is ginger blossom by Sandi Henderson.
I pieced my pinwheels using 5" squares, two white and two coloured for each pinwheel. I used a tutorial on youtube for instructions. I saw a tutorial for using two squares and sewing around all four sides to generate four pairs of half square triangles by cutting diagonally corner to corner twice. I am glad I didn't do that as I had enough distortion the way I did it. Doing it the other way would have lead to even more seams on the cross than I had which means it will all be more stretchy and easy to deform.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, 30 May 2013
This is one of them finished!
I was honestly surprised at how quickly and easily these came together. I expect they took about 20 hours for both sofas. And I am so happy with the result. The cost was $2 petrol to collect them (very approximately), $130 fabric and $5 thread. Total = $137.
If you have a sewing machine, you could do this too. The hard part is finding the sofas in the first place which are a good shape to cover.
Friday, 24 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I have now finished it.
Grand total dollars spent on this is less than $5 I would estimate as it was just wax and paint I already had. It was very quick to do too.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
Well I got around to making one thing, and it is a board with hooks on to hang on the wall and hang things on.
It is made from an old drawer front with is solid wood and two hooks which I had lying around. They were both in houses we bought, and we took them down and kept them.
I think I need to make some more and I may have to buy the hooks next time.
I hope you all had a nice mothers day, those of you who are mums and celebrated it yesterday. I had a wonderful roast dinner cooked for me and had a lovely day.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Yes, I am going to make all my blocks in pink and blue.
Prairie Grass Patterns
It has no name.
I do intend to start on some kids clothes making as I have cut out the pattern ready and have the supplies to do it. Just gearing up. Plus we have mothers day on Sunday! Enjoy it everyone!
Have a great weekend.
Monday, 6 May 2013
I have done two so far. The first one I did is number 5.
The second one was harder and it is block number 1.
There will be 16 blocks in total and once I have caught up and done the first 5 there will be one every 2 weeks. I think it is going to improve my skills and accuracy a lot.
Friday, 3 May 2013
I made an envelope closure for the back, using taronga zoo fabric which is nice a heavy but also fun. I do have a lot of waste from it though because it doesn't have too many parts with the harbour bridge and zoo sign on it so I have to always use those and leave the rest.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I saw the advert and rang up about it. It was only a few doors down the road so we didn't even have to drive! So it was completely free to collect and it was low carbon too.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Have a great Wednesday!