Sunday, 29 August 2010

I am working on a knitted pillow cover, or at least the front will be knitted.
I am using leftover yarns (brownish) to practice cable knitting.
So knitting different cables with different browns..
No more than halfway, and I need it finished in 12 days..


Several hours to go,
number 3 exchangeable needles (the ones I got broke the other day)
more brown yarn to have enough yarn.
And then the whole sewing part to finish.

But then I should be about done:)

I am just not that good with deadlines

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Somehow my sewing machine always manages to get me down.
successful things I have sewn:
10 pillow covers
- and that is about it!

I would really like to get better, but it take such a loonng time!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Here's a collage of my cards, I am rather fond of them all:)

As I have written before, I have been taking loottss of pictures of the stuff I have been making to put it up on
And I think the pictures are really nice! Well worth the trouble.
+ I am just loving photoscape:)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The fabrics that the skirt will hopefully be made off, when I figure out the sewing machine

Today I thought I would get some sewing done.
Having gained a lot of weight the past few months, there is practically none of my clothes I actually fit anymore.

Decided I would make a skirt.
Found the fabric that I have already cut an other day.
Started doing the zigzag-stich --> only to find that it did not work probably!!
Something to do with how loose the two threads are..

anyway, I am at a total loss what to do...
I have tried to tighten and loosen the threads, but I do not feel any smarter..

Monday, 23 August 2010

An example of the poor quality of the pictures I took yesterday..

Yesterday I took tons of pictures of the cards and tags I have made...
only to find today that they are all shaky and unfocused!
So I guess I will be taking some new ones tomorrow in proper light!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

I have been fixing ribbons for the stars - so they are all ready to ornament:)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

pillowcover with writing on it

above: closeup shots of 3 different letters.
I have used chain stitch, fill stitch, and french embroidery

Picture below:
Pillowcover with the following written on it
--- Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, goodnight----
(The chair on the picture was embroidered by my grandmother)

I gave it as a birthday gift for my cousin when she turned 15 in June


This is pretty much how my room looks when I am trying to figure out which projects to start on.
I pride myself, of having a designated place for everything - But when I have to actually look at all of the stuff I got, only option is to pure it all over the place

Though it is fabric you see on the picture, I am currently taking a break from it.
I have vowed to myself that before I die, I would like to be an (almost) excellent seamstress.
But there is a long way to go

Just noticed that I have used this picture before - ups.
My battery for the camera is flat, so I cannot take any new shots - of anything!:(

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

My first sock!

Today I have finished my first sock - i am very excited!
I used the video-series below to help me.
My family be warned - you might all get socks for christmas!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

curtains... sort of

Today I finally decided to use my afternoon sewing curtains for my new curtain rod
The fabric is the above picture from "stof og stil", very nice pattern, old fashion tapestry kinda..

Long story short
The fabric will now be used for smaller projects....

I somehow managed to not cut the fabric in two equally big pieces...
Then I managed to measure the width wrong - which means that they are each 10 cm too small.
When folding the corners of the curtains, I chose to cut off some the execs fabric... But because I measured wrong, I am now in need of those pieces of fabrics I cut off..