Friday, 29 November 2013

Lily's Tree Coasters

I have had a lot of sewing to do this week but it's all for gifts so I can't show those yet.

Lily has been off school for a few days as they won't let her go because she has conjunctivitis. It's been quite hectic. Going to see Alan in hospital which is a 220 mile round trip and trying to keep Lily occupied. Poor thing her eye is really sore and doesn't seem to be improving even with antibiotic drops.

Yesterday she asked me if I would show her how to use the sewing machine. Of course I was up for that. She made these two Christmas Coasters.

 Hard at work
 One done
Two finished
She really enjoyed making them and was very happy with how they turned out.
I was quite impressed with how quickly she picked it up.
A little Quilter in the making I think.

Have a great weekend

Melanie xxx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

I'm Back

It seems ages since I last posted on here.

I've been in hospital, so I'm excusing myself for my lack of enthusiasm. 
To top it off my husband is now in too. 

I haven't felt much like sewing for the past few weeks but my hands have not been idle. 

I have the Decopatch bug. I love it it has kept me occupied whilst I have been recovering. 
These are my Reindeer's I haven't finished them yet and I still have the Sleigh to do but it has made a nice change.

We had a craft group gathering on Monday where they showed us how to make these

Fabric Origami Tree Decoration
Fabric Flower

I think I am going to pull some red fabrics out and make some in varying sizes to look like Pointsettia flowers. I'm not sure what they will end up as but that's the plan. 

Hugs Melanie 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Autumn Swap Goodies

I joined the Autumn Swap organized by Lisa. I was partnered with June from Butterfly Wings
June stitched me a lovely Autumn cushion and added alot of other goodies too.

These are the gifts I sent to June. I really liked the Fall into Autumn chart. 

We both ended up sending the same Lizzie Kate chart. 
What are the chances of that.

I think I will be doing this one again for myself.
A big thanks to Lisa for organizing the swap. 
I'm looking forward to the next one.

Happy Stitching Melanie xxx