Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Back on it!

I started knitting something other than the blanket

Meet Trillian :)

Friday, 30 November 2012

Beautiful Morning

Snapped these quickly this morning during my 4 minute walk to the hospital. The moon was gorgeous last night & it stayed clear overnight :-)

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Look at my little babies!

A few of my friends have had babies over the last year. I'm not allowed any pets, so over the last year I seem to have adopted plants instead. I now have two orchids called Boris and Oscar, who I've managed to keep alive. I've killed a cactus before so this is momentous!!

Last Thursday I bought some pots and sat outside planting some seeds. I decided to try sweet Basil, and a week later I checked on them (as I do daily) and was greeted with these :-)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Blimey it's been a while!

Life got quite hectic, and did a complete 180 degree turn last year. However, this week I've been back at home and reunited with my sewing machine. It's been 7 months since I used it last - to alter my dress before my leaving do - so I was impressed that it came flooding back!

I've been browsing some superb crafting and sewing blogs for the last few days, and finally decided that I wanted to give fabric storage baskets a go. I picked up a fat quarter on Saturday, so gave it a go using the fab tutorial here by Christina at The Sometimes Crafter.

It's been a lousy day weather wise, so I'm afraid both natural and flash it pictures look awful! The exterior fabric is a bluey/green and purple mixture. Could definitely have done with heavier interfacing though, I used a medium weight non-woven fusible, and I used it to back both layers to try and give them a little more support.

Part way through sewing up shot.

The finished article!

The sewing's not perfect and I've somehow managed to end up with my interior fabric a little bigger than the exterior, despite me cutting it smaller but to be perfectly honest, I don't mind! I'm just happy that I've got back on the sewing wagon and that I have lots of ideas for next time!