Sunday, 16 February 2014

Reversible-'Faux Infinity' Scarf Is Something To Tweet About!

Voila! My first proper creation of 2014! I promised my sister-in-law's best friend, Jenny, I would make her a scarf, if she would pick the material from my currently available stash.

Jenny loved the autumn colours in this charming print, featuring branches, berries, and garden birds on a creamy-ivory and beige background on high-quality medium-weight 100% cotton.  Luckily, I still had plenty of the plain, chocolate-brown cotton flannel for the coordinating flip-side!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Hemming... and Hawing

Finally got to use my new sewing machine today.  Nothing more exciting than fulfilling a promise to hem my niece's jeans, so no pictures of a new creation yet.

I am not someone who likes to rely on an instruction manual when doing something like getting started on setting up a sewing machine.  For me, reading a manual has all the appeal of watching paint dry: my eyes glaze over and roll to the back of my head... Zzz...