Saturday, 24 September 2011

Busy busy

Today I had two classes at the shop. Bunting with beginners in the morning and monsters in the afternoon with the kids.......well, kid. There was only one of three in today.
Here is the four I've made so far

Friday, 23 September 2011

I work in a fabric/sewing shop and we run some classes. Tomorrow I have my kids class. We're going to be making monster plushies. This is one I made a few months ago.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Today was my boyfriends birthday. I made his present about a month and a half ago and I've really been looking forward to giving it to him. We met in May so we haven't been together that long.
He has a moustache and goaty and likes oldtime circus sideshow stuff, so I made him a cushion...... the shape of a curly moustache  XD  I also bought him a moustache comb and wax. He loved it. I'm so glad. We went to Franky & Benny's for diner with his Dad. It was only the second time I've met him. It went well.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Zombie Surfer

I got another zombie made  ^_^  Still need to make his board though.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

No sewing machine

My baby is away to be serviced. I have a Janome Memory Craft 11000 and because of the type of machine it is the engineer that comes to the shop had to take it with him. He has a contraption that calibrates it but doesn't carry it with him. Fortunately he said he should be back in a week as opposed to his usual fornight. In the mean time I have the weekend off work and no sewing machine! Oh noes! How will I cope!

.....Well Halloween will soon be upon us. A few weeks ago I bought this book

and this is what I've made from it so far

I have a small selection of felt ready and waiting, though not the right colours to make the one I want, typical. So I shall have to start on one of the others first. There's probably pattern work I should be doing to.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The first post is always so hard to do

The first post on a new blog is always so hard to do. I never know what to say. An introduction perhaps?......Well, at 7 years old I decided I wanted to be a "fashion designer" but I ended up training to be a goldsmith when I left school and then couldn't get a job when I finished college. While unemployed I started sewing thanks to my Gran giving me her old Singer. I ended up going back to college to do Fashion Design and Production, then went on to Uni and did Clothing design and Manufacture at Heriot-Watt. Oh how I miss the days of driving around Galashiels while my flatmate complained about my choice of driving music.
Anyway, I started collecting Barbie dolls when I was about 20, then later other fashion dolls but I kinda jumped ship when I discovered Asian Ball Jointed Dolls. I bought my first one in 2005 and I now have 13. When I have time I make them clothes and occasionally I do commissions for other people, but time management is not one of my strong points so it doesn't happen often.

I think that's enough for now, but before I go there is one more introduction to do.....
This is my whippet, Barney  ^_^