Saturday, 20 December 2008

Mended Machine - New Makes!

Well! I rang the supplier about my machine and lo and behold, it was because I hadn't been threading it properly! How embarrassing!

Anyway, here are some bags I made from my recent mega fabric acquisition. There are some beautiful fabrics in there, the hard part is finding which ones go together! But these three were quite easy to make up! The first one in Antique Rose. The top is a gorgeous floral chintz in late summer/early autumn colours. And it looks just perfect with these fabulous deckchair stripes in cream and plum.

Another pretty floral print, this time teamed with a lovely, thick beige chenille - Briar Rose

Another favourite - I love this Vanessa Arbuthnot print of feathers in raspberry pink. I think it goes perfectly with this lovely, winter white, thick chenille. I couldn't think of a better name than Feathers for it!

These bags were all put onto my Folksy shop in the last couple of days and a very lovely lady bought all three!!! I have enough material left to make another one of each (two more of the Feathers one), so keep your eye on Folksy if you like them.

I have loads more to get on with, but you will probably have to wait until after Christmas to see those!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

New Machine - New Makes

My new sewing machine arrived yesterday - a Janome MC4900QC. It feels lovely to use - solid and smooth. I've had a play with some of the features - overlocking and monogramming.

The boys will be delighted - a soft, fleece hat and scarf with their name on and plenty of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Only problem now is that I think I've broken it - it did all this, then decided to start knotting the thread. I can't seem to resolve it, so it's a call to the supplier tomorrow. Aaah! Not a good time for getting things repaired, or for being without my machine!