Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/252632238/handmade-flora-the-explorer

Becky

National Sewing Month Hooray for September 

  

http://www.nationalsewingmonth.org 

Official Home of National Sewing Month
The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

National Sewing Month is a time to indulge your passion for sewing and is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you’ve never tried it before. New and experienced enthusiasts can find free sewing projects and Guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft and appliqué articles available on the Sewing & Craft Alliance (SCA) website at http://www.sewing.org. Looking for an instructor? Try the SCA searchable instructor database to find one in your area.
Another place to start is the American Sewing Guild. With chapters and neighborhood groups across the country, members meet monthly to share their skills and ideas, enjoy education sessions and participate in community sewing projects.

September is a time to celebrate our passion, but we know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects of sewing are joys that we can celebrate throughout the entire year.
Happy sewing!

 

Weekend makes~pegbag

Sorry I’ve not posted for a while I’ve been extremely busy with work and my girls , I’ve celebrated my birthday 🎂 and passed with a distinction a Autism Awarness course 🎓:) so very proud of Continue reading

Love Sewing – Mini Ruby Dress

      

Issue 14 of love sewing arrive …oh how exciting the mini ruby dress was what inspired my straight away, I couldn’t wait to get started but sadly I had to!!! Most annoying this going to work thing!!!! 😄 

On Monday evening I traced out the size I wanted this to me is the most tedious part of sewing, but needs must.

On Tuesday after a extremely bad day at work I went into my sewing room and picked several different fabrics I liked and what I thought my daughter would like, a couple of hours later the choice was made and I also tidied my sewing room a little😃

 
A lovely duck egg blue with white silhouette flowers.

Wednesday evening – another not so good day at work arrrgggg this week is turning out to be a struggle, after dinner we walked our dog, feed the ducks and then home for a bath then the run up to bedtime for little one, then finally a little sit down in front of the T.V with the fabric and pattern, I cut out all the parts and then pined the pleates for the skirt part of the dress which did take a while but worth it.

  
Thursday an absolutely awful day at work I just did dinner, walked the dog feed the ducks came home and relaxed after little ones bedtime and soaked my very sore and tired feet. 

Friday ohhhhh thank goodness a lovely day at work a very understanding boss who let me work in a different area, nice to know its being acknowledged that work has been difficult at the moment, so yes I had a lovely day and it’s Friday and end of term so a nice week of to relax with my girls, I also started putting the dress together the instructions are nice and easy to follow I managed to overlock the edges and make the bodice of the dress and pin the dress to the bodice before my eyes started to give up on me.

Saturday – Some shopping with my little one we had a great time looking around the shops and buying stuff, home for lunch and then some tidying up and gardening, my little one went to nannys for the night ohhhh some me time !!!!! 😍😀😍😀

So my Me Time went a bit like this finished tidying up, walked the dog longer than normal, made and ate dinner, had a shower and then some sewing huurrraahhhhhhhh I finished the dress,  


                 
 Sadly it’s too big but she loves it and is not taking it of, I am going to make another one a size smaller, I will post pictures once made.

Becky 🌸🌸

  

Enough Said

Have you ever felt….

Ta-dah Moments

Have you ever felt like you wanted to tell somebody about something you have done? But worried that they would think you are bragging or showing off?

I like baking, crafting, sewing and sometimes even doing housework, but if I tell some people, they laugh and make me feel a bit blah, when all I want to do is go ‘ta-dah’.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was somewhere you could share you ‘ta-dah’ moments, without fear of people laughing or thinking you were quaint?

Well here it is…

Ta-dah Moments – a place to share what you have made, created or even when you have just survived the day.  Send an email to tadahmoments@mail.com with a blurb about your ta-dah moment, send a pic if you want to and I will put them up here.

This is my first blog, so I will be learning on the job.

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Make Do and Mend 

Look what I found in my local charity shop  

Although I haven’t read all of it just yet, I have looked at the sewing bits and think it’s fairly interesting on how things have changed and how things were made and fixed back in the day.

 

All I can say is thank goodness for the sewing machine button hole function.

Just imagine having to sew button holes by hand 😐 I think I would of had a full on melt down

  

I love the N.B. Tip

It says make horizontal buttonholes for coats, jackets and all fitted garments, for looser things like shirts and blouses, the buttonholes should be vertical. Who knew ????

Thank you 🌸🌸