Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Go with the inspiration...

Thanks Fiona for the tips at the Stitches and Craft.. I made my first necklace today while trying to be quiet so Master2 would find his way to the land of sleep...



It was good fun actually, procrastinating over which button next to the last one & whether or not to balance it up each side of centre... I made a loop at the back to thread a large button through for the closure at the back.

Miss 4.5 won 5th prize in the Easter raffle at Kinder today and was into it straight away..

Amongst all the Easter hype, I have been doing a little bit of sewing, I have had to prise myself away from the computer, all those new blogs to browse, the stitches and craft seems to have been a real popular meeting spot... It has made me realise that is very normal to enjoy sharing the pleasure of craft with others who enjoy the bit of pride it brings to your day.

I drafted a pattern off a old pair of wide legged linen pants the girls have had. I want to make them a few sizes up.. What was meant to be a size 4 ended up a 6, but too short. Bugger. So I made a contrasting hem facing and now they look just fine. I must have been running short of chocolate or coffee when measuring the old pants....


3 comments:

Emmarose said...

Love the necklace! You keep blogging I'll keep reading, deal!?! I love reading other crafters blogs too, especially those who have children like myself. It is always a challenge to fit everyone in to a busy day, and still have time for yourself and your hobbies.

Cathy said...

your button necklace looks terrific. Fiona does great things with buttons. And the little pants are very cute.

Louise said...

Hi so sorry Cathy and I missed you at the Show. I think lots of younger people were there on the Saturday so it was a shame we couldn't make it. I am so inspired by all the gorgeous clothes you make - just gorgeous!!