Friday, 21 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Handmade Christmas - book bag

 My family includes lots of teachers/academics so thought I'd make some book bags for Christmas presents
Started off with a big rectangle of fabric and put my embriodery hoop to good use
I love anything nautical so sketched out a ship design

Er.. I should have sketched the design directly on the the fabric with pencil - I sowed it on the paper and then had to remove it - gah tricky!

Phew paper removed pinned all the parts together just need to put the zip in
Zip done! This was the hardest part and a wee bit of unpicking was involved to get it to sit right.
The outer fabric is thick linen - lining is a soft tartan fabric.

A4 sized book bag or document pouch!

Done! Can't wait to give this one

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What my tree wore!

Here she is! A lovely wonky lil tree. This is the first year Tom and I have got our very own real tree
I've been trying to have a handmade christmas so I crafted some decorations
 A stripey heart cushion
Dried out some orange slices in a low oven - house smells amazingly christmassy!
Threaded on red tartan to tie them up
Made some pom pom wool baubles from old wool
A hot air balloon
Printed some plain luggage tags with stamps I bought at a fair in Hebden Bridge last week
Other decorations I didn't make - a few large pine cones tied on with polka dot ribbon
and some pretty little cardinals I bought last year when we spent xmas in St Louis Missouri with Tom's family.
What is your tree wearing this year?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A bit of magic . . .

Very excited to be visiting the Harry Potter Studios this weekend!
The three broomsticks

Sybill Trelawny


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tartan scarf


Scarf - Lyle & Scott Heritage
Jumper - H&M
Skirt - H&M
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - Office