Saturday, October 22, 2011
I just realised that I didn't even post to mention that I had signed up! Sorry for a long awaited blog post. Mummy and I have not much to report on the sewing front (well mum has lots, buts its all things for the wedding) and we have both been busy, Mummy with sewing wedding stuff and with work, and I have been working most days now (I am a primary school relief teacher) so I have less time to sew than I did earlier on in the year!
Anyway to what I achieved last night (mummy and daddy are on holidays in Cairns at the moment so no Friday Night Sew In for her)
I pinned together the three layers for some mug rugs I have been making. The pattern I have used is this one: http://www.ryanwalshquilts.com/2010/11/dresden-wedges-mug-rug-tutorial-bliss.html
I then ironed all the pieces for an applique block, its a little colourful giraffe.
I also traced all of the designs so far on http://www.sewhappy.me/ christmas sew along. I have been printing the patterns each week from her blog. I will get some iron on pellon tomorrow so that I can start stitching them :)
We will endeavour to post more often from now on! It's really nice sharing what we have been doing and looking at what other people have been doing also :)
Have a nice labour weekend to any NZers who read this :) and a nice weekend to those elsewhere!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
My knitting problems have not yet been solved! I was going to ask someone to help me fix it at the UFO night that we have at my church for people to bring along their crafty things to do, however UFO night has been cancelled because of all the SNOW we have been having in Wellington!
Snow in Wellington has been my excitement for the day. I am a relief teacher and I got called into relieve today, however by 11am I was sent home because the senior management were concerned that the teachers who lived in Wellington would find it hard and dangerous getting back over the hill to Wellington later in the day. So home I came, I have a feeling the school would have finished early and I think few other schools in the Wellington region were either closed today or closed early. Now I am just waiting to hear if I am teaching at that same school tomorrow or not.
Here are a few photos of the snow :)
Going down the Wainuiomata hill back from school this morning (I was stopped at the rest area..this photo looks a bit like i'm driving)
On a sewing front tonight I will spend some time doing the Noah block that I posted about a while ago. I will finish the applique tonight I think!
Saturday, August 06, 2011
The scarf is knitted with each part separately (two halves) and then joined together at the back. The first half I knitted perfectly happily, a few problems here and there. Now that I am ten rows from finishing the second half (each row decreasing, so 10 is not a lot!) I have problem after problem! The row I just got to the end of I have already undone once, something is still not right so I have to undo it again. Since this has happened for the majority of the last few rows I am a bit over it!
I though practice was supposed to make perfect?????
Fingers crossed there will be a post update with a finished picture in the next few days, but I wouldn't hold my breath!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We bought the material for the bridesmaids dresses today and I love the colour! and mum and I have started making the invitations. So wedding plans are coming along nicely.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I am up in Hamilton with Mum and my cousin is here also (the one who received the bag mum posted about below as a birthday present) so we will all be sewing together, which will be very very nice!!
Looking forward to posting tomorrow and having a blog browse at all the lovely things you have been making. If you arent yet linked up to the Friday Night Sew in and want to participate go to http://handmadebyheidi.blogspot.com/
PS. I just posted this and have edited to add this question. How do I change the date/time on blogger, it is American time (so its telling you I am posting this Thursday the 21st at night) and I want it at least closer to NZ time! (Im really posting this on Friday the 22nd here in NZ in the late afternoon!)??
Saturday, July 09, 2011
I shall leave you now and continue with my knitting. I hope that you manage to find some time for creativity this weekend.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
- Buy a "Handmade" magazine
- Look through magazine and ring mum-complaining about not knowing what to sew
- Get out lots of fabric and ring mum again (same complaint)
- Decide that I love the fabrics I bought and ring mum again (this time complaining about not knowing what to use the fabrics for since I had changed my mind)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I made it bigger than the pattern said as I wanted her to be able to use it as a support for her back for when she sits in her favourite chair. The original pattern had buttons as flowers as a border at the bottom but I didn't want to use buttons as I didn't want them to dig into her back, so I made the stitchery panel bigger and put my own flowers along the bottom. I'm quite pleased with the final result.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
So I am the ‘me’ of Mummy and Me. I am 22 (so mums admission that she is over scrapbooking for a wee while…is really a year or more) and am a trained Primary School Teacher, and also have a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music Studies. I got the stitching bug from mum, when she decided to do patchwork and quilting a few years ago. This is the first type of sewing stuff I have really gotten hooked on, mum has taught me to cross-stitch, knit, crochet and make a few bits and pieces like soft toys using the sewing machine. Now that I am into it I have started to appreciate doing knitting etc a bit more than when first taught.
I have been working on the Freckles Collection “Angels Kisses” block of the month for about the past 2 years, and have been sewing quite a lot on that recently, and am determined to finish it sometime very soon!
I have just bought some fabric to make the Candy Girl single bed quilt by Janelle Wind and want to try and at least finish the top of the Angels Kisses quilt first.