Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Adventures in Sewingland…

This cute little girl has been occupying my sewing machine for the past few days.
She is page 1 of a 5 page fabric book project that Daughter #4 is making for textiles.
Minky worked out the background layouts and is hand drawing each part of each character onto vliseofix…I’m guessing that she didn’t realise how much work it would involve, so these holidays there has been a bit of tension (ha ha) as I push her to get more done as it is due to be handed in in the 5th week of term!
It's taken a fair bit of time to get the stitch size and tension (now you know why I laughed!) correct for the satin stitch, a pictorial record of the right setting is now being kept.
This is the setting for the tiny straight stitch.
The red is for the narrow satin stitch,
the pencil marks are….hmm they are left over from previous settings for my sewing…hence the need for the picture now!

Before the machine was hijacked, here is what I’ve finished…
These are the February and March Bloggers BOM blocks. I’m making a second one of the March block and this time it will have better contrast. I didn’t take into account the amount of white in a few of those prints I chose.

This gorgeous aqua and red card trick block is the April block of Sew n Bee Happy ready to send off to Leona.
So far I have made an extra one of each months' blocks to make as a keepsake of the bee.  It’s already shaping up to be a bit wild in the colour department and I’m thinking it will be a great bed runner…

thanks for taking a peek over the fence...


  1. I love Alice in Wonderland! That is so darling.

  2. The acqua and red block is stunning ... love it. The project looks great. It's often not until they get into a project that they realise all the world involved. Good luck with the project ... I hope it goes well.

  3. The alice block is looking great.. and I love the way you are keeping note of the settings... I should try that with my memory!

  4. Why can't they choose something simple for their school projects???? Love the card trick block. x


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