What I have made today!

We have had a lovely family day for Easter Sunday. We started with a lovely lie in and then an easter egg hunt (inside as it is raining today). Savannah wanted to go swimming and to my surprise the leisure centre at Maidstone was open so Tony, Imogen and Savannah went swimming whilst I watched on (I don’t really enjoy swimming much).

On our return one I got the roast dinner started and then I managed to get an hour of sewing in. In that time I made a larger pin cushion and another lanyard for me for work.

LanyardPin Cushion

What I did on my holiday!

Well sadly the week has not ended that well. I have the dreaded cold that my hubby and kids have been putting up with and I am feeling very sorry for myself. I do hate colds they make you feel so awful but thankfully I get them very infrequently so I guess I should count myself lucky. But anyway before the dreaded lurgey set in I did manage to get some serious sewing done and I thought I would show you it here.

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The top picture is from The Quilt Room found here¬†and took me a day to do. I have the backing and wadding just need to finish it off now. The second picture is my own design called “Shattered” and will be a quilt for my eldest daughter and the bottom picture is a cushion that I made and was taken off me by my youngest daughter.

I have had a lovely week off work and feel like I have my mojo back a bit.

Hope you are all well

TTFN x

Reverse applique love heart cushion

I have finally managed to find some time to get a little bit of sewing in. This is the third cushion in a set of 4 that I am making for a friend. Another new technique for me but I have posted previously about it. I have made a couple of these and made quite a few errors so this is the current incarnation of this design.
I do quite like this and think that I will make a lot more using this technique.
TTFN xx

Drawstring bags

Drawstring bags by Samantha Halliwell
Drawstring bags, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

I have finally managed to get the urge to sew. Been a while!!!!!
In case you didn’t know we are off on our camping hols soon and I decided we needed some cute little bags to store things in. I did an internet search and came up with this top way of making the bags which you can find here
What do you think then?
TTFN x

Prize draw

Thank you so much, I finally reached the 6000 views mark and I did promise a prize draw. So who wants one then? Oh…alright then here we go.

The prize is one of my cute little owls. It will be the smaller size owl (shown above) and in material of my choosing but you can select a colour theme from blue, pink or green. All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me how you spent your Easter and I will enter your name into the hat. The winning name will be drawn on Monday evening and I will announce it on here.

As the famous saying goes you gotta be in it to win it. Good luck to you all.

TTFN x

Ebie Elephant

Ebie Elephant by Samantha Halliwell
Ebie Elephant, a photo by Samantha Halliwell on Flickr.

Savannah asked for an elephant so may I introduce Ebie. Once again I used an online pattern and modified it. If you click on the picture of Ebie you will be taken to my Flickr album and the link for the pattern can be found there.
TTFN x