Monday, 17 May 2010

Sewing mad!

Wow. How long has it been since I last posted! Thanks to Miriam over at BubbaChenille for helping get my butt into gear ;) Check out her gorgeous chenille giveaway while you're there. I've never sewn with chenille (in fact I don't sew much at all), but I'm willing to give anything a go!

Speaking of sewing, I actually made a little gift for a friend's gorgeous boy who turned one on Saturday. I couldn't resist these cute fabrics, (and a few more!) lol
About six months ago, I was fortunate to win a gift voucher at Handmade Heaven, and I used it to buy a gorgeous handmade car racetrack travel roll. I've never seen anything like it before, and I immediately fell in love. My son loves playing with it, especially on long car trips, and it's so small and easy to pack up and take anywhere. So, I decided to try my hand at making one myself. Apart from the continuous bias binding, it was heaps of fun to make! I'd love to credit the original designer, however I'm not sure who it was. If anyone knows who makes these gorgeous tracks for Handmade Heaven, I'd love to hear from you so I can refer my friends!

My machine's getting quite a workout lately, and today I spent the day with a gorgeous friend sewing kindy sheets. WOW! Who would've thought it would take 3 hours to make one sheet set! Man! I learnt lots though, how NOT to sew sheet bags, and how to unpick real fast! Lots of laughs though and that's the most important thing! ;) Still have to sew about a thousand hand towels and a few more sheet sets, but now we've got the hang of it, should only take about an hour each!

7 comments:

bubbachenille said...

Thanks you're an angel!

Leah said...

You're most welcome, Miriam. You make such gorgeous things :)

Jolene Pienaar said...

Oh that looks gorgeous! Super cute!! And an hour bwahahaha you have high hopes, although a did sew a bottom sheet tonight and was MUCH quicker hehe

Melissa said...

Woohoo got ou your sewing machine and sharpening your skills.Are the sheets and towels for gifts? or for the kids to use in Kindy? I am sure that what you and J sewed would look fabulous..you are both clever chickies.What a great gift that travel roll would have been for my boys...shame they are too old now

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Aren't they just fabulous.

Leah said...

They are gorgeous! Do you know who makes them, Liesa? I'd love to credit the original designer!

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