Saturday, December 19, 2009

Being Crafty

Rather than starting a new blog, thought I would just add a few posts to my old one. =)

I'm on school holidays at the moment and so I'm lucky enough to have almost 7 weeks off! So rather that waste all that precious time, I've decided to be productive.

I've had my grandma's sewing machine for a while now and I said to myself that I would start using it over the summer. Well now summer is here, so I thought I better start doing what I said. It's very old. And I'm not even sure it works, but I thought I would give it a try.

I bought myself a book yesterday from Borders, called 'Sew' by Cath Kidston. I've always loved her fabrics and when I saw the book came with fabric to make the cute bag on the cover, I was sold!

After flicking through, I decided that I wanted to try a few other things before making the bag. I didn't want to destroy the fabric, particularly if the machine wasn't working.

I finally settled on some cute little lavender bags. I thought they would make cute Christmas gifts.

I got some suitably cute fabric from Spotlight and began. I'm really pleased with how my first one turned out. I haven't put any lavender in to it yet. And I might choose a different colour for the eye. Not sure. Unfortunately, however, the machine isn't working particularly well. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm going to ask for some assistance with it from either my aunt or dad. Fingers crossed it can be fixed.


  1. I like the new look blog! Good luck with the sewing projects

  2. These are cute!
    I found your blog on the Vogue forums - I like your craft :)