Monday, May 30, 2016

A very large pair of shorts

Managed to get 4 bags out of these shorts, made a pocket on 2 of them as this was the lower leg, got the fancy stitching going on the sewing machine.

These 2 are the top and already had nice pockets with flaps.

And these were the lower legs, so were a bit short.  I made them bigger with the contrasting fabric, with interfacing included.  I added new pockets to the front with some off cuts.  I unpicked every scrap, nothing was wasted!  The legs had the stitching on the cuffs, so one I did one way and the other just stitched on the outside.  what do you think?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Denim bags

Another batch done over the last few weeks/months!  I thought I would put them together from the same jeans, sadly I have not remembered to take pictures of them all.

I got 4 out of these jeans, they were actually wide 3/4 lengths and I used all the denim for the actual bag and made strap from other fabric.  I still have one to finish, had to do a little patchwork back, but think it looks good.

I had good fun making a different inside pocket with a button closure on the one below.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Crafting Community

The forum that has been on the website for years and tears has had a little facelift, it need updating to the latest software and the old template wouldn't work, so have taken the opportunity to give it a little facelift. I hope that you like it and pop along sometime :)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scones & cookies

I bought some buttermilk, and made some scones recently, scouted around the internet for a recipe, and kind of combined a few, they were lovely scones, so will have to make some more.

I froze most of them, so am still getting through them.

I also made some chocolate chip cookies.....

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Garden and flowers

So the last few of the batch that I made, flowers and garden being the theme, just right for this time of the year.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Wet wipes

These were a first attempts at making pouches to put wet wipes in. I have loads of this PVC fabric. so need to start getting through it!

Saturday, April 16, 2016


These stamps have appeared on here before.. but thought I would share again!