Sunday, 28 November 2010

sew much to make .....

..... sew little time!

I've had a very creative weekend (yeah, I know - same old, same old) ..... but today I am exceptionaly proud of myself.  I'm not a natural "sewer" but when the mood strikes I can rattle of a mean bit of bunting, which I did yesterday for a friend at work:

However, today I excelled myself which, given my limited sewing skills, isn't hard!  I wanted to make an apron and, after spending hours on the internet without finding an easy, free, downloadable pattern, I decided to draw my own.  So I did :-)  then I cut it out from my chosen material, sewed it up, undid a few bits a few times and eventually I made a rather sweet apron!  It's taken me a while and it's too dark to take photos today but I will share it with you soon if you promise not to laugh!

I also made these little beauties over the course of this weekend:

A book for a friend to give as a Christmas present.  I've totally fallen in love with Cuttlebugs embossing folders, especially the paisley one:

And, behind the drag curve, I've discovered Nestibilities ..... I think all my photo mats will be made this way in future!

I also made a word book which is a rather lovely mix of lilac and turquoise (not grey despite how it looks in the photo):

And, I was lucky enough to feature in my friend Joy's blog - she's taken loads of lovely photos of the baby book I made for her granddaughter.  I had so much fun making this and I'm thrilled that she likes it (and looking forward to making two more as soon as I get a moment!).


Rachael said...

The bunting is really nice Ali and I'll check back to see the apron sometime soon.
Beautiful always : )

ScottishPrincess said...

It's all so pretty. I'm not very artistic with sewing or card I'm afraid.

bramleycards said...

Loving the bunting, gorgeous!!