Saturday, 23 February 2013

A car seat cover

A couple of weeks ago my Dad asked if I could make a cover for the passenger seat in their new car as one of their dogs sit in the footwell.

Well, of course I could.  And guess what - I didn't mess it up!

It needed to be hard wearing so when I stumbled across some garbardine in the local shop I picked up a couple of metres along with a Primark shower curtain.

It was quite a nice little project to do - I got to use my Singer 128 which I haven't done for months AND I oiled it for the first time.  Turns out its pretty easy to do, now I just have to do my Brother machine.

I know it doesn't really warrant a photo, but I can't really do a post about it then not show you what it looks like.  And sorry about the rubbish photo - I didn't want my step-mum to think I was mental for taking a load of photos for what it basically a sheet!  So, here it is:

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Faithisms #10

When Stuart went to give her a kiss:

"I'm eating my yogurt Daddy.  No time for a kiss"

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sir Faith of Lincolnshire

After my latest disaster, I was determined to make something awesome.  And I did.

Its another project from 101 Fabric-by-Fabric Ways to Sew a Metre (I'm really enjoying just dipping into a different project every few days rather than big clothing projects at the minute).

I was going to do the dragon on the shield like in the book, but to be honest I really couldn't be bothered wih all the fiddly cutting and sewing, so I just did an F instead.  If I do it again the only thing I would change was the size of the shield - I think its a bit too big.  That said though, I don't think I'll have to make it again because its pretty big so will fit her for a long time.

And she loves it .  In fact, I think this is the first thing I've sewn for her that she has been instantly excited about.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

A clamshell bag

Well, sort of.

Its my step sisters birthday today (happy birthday Cat) and my Dad told me to 'just make her a bag' one week ago.

Apparently I am incapable of doing that.

I went on and saw their clamshell bag frame.  Looked simple enough, which of course should have sent alarm bells ringing (when are you going to learn, Sally, simple is not your friend!).

I think the major problem was my fabric choice.  If I had used slightly thicker fabric it would have been alright.  As it is though, there is a gap all the way round the frame where the 'box' is stuck on.  And I couldn't for the life of me figure out a way to add some fabric to stop it opening too much.  And my gluing leaves much to be desired.

It looks alright, if you don't look too closely at it.  Its the sort of bag that would look really nice (and maybe almost expensive looking) in a nightclub, as long as you don't have too much to drink because then you would forget that it has to be opened carefully and all your stuff would fall out.

So, great bag for a sober night out.

Well, I'm being very negative, so I'm going to go away now and make something completely awesome!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Faithisms #9

"But skis are for skiers!" 

 Yes Faith, but those aren't skis - they're walking poles that the 
man is using to walk around the nature park.