Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sewing Bee

I've been watching "The Great British Sewing Bee", as most people interested in sewing probably have. It's been really good for us at . The day after the first episode I sold a bias binder maker, cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter all because the woman had seen them on the show. Sold a second bias biner maker the next day too :) Nearly everyone that comes into the shop has been talking about it, though a lot of people are saying that they were disapointed that it is just dressmaking. Here's a link to episode 1 if you missed it

We've just got lots of new fabrics in at the shop which you can see on the shop facebook page We've already sold out of 3 of the tiny polka dots and one of the other prints [gives Ann a wave ;) ]. Some of them are sewing prints so I made a sewing case out of a couple of them. The lining has little pins on it.

I've been using The Sewing Bee as motivation to do some hand sewing while watching tv at night. This is the applique on the project I'm doing just now.
"Can you guess who it is yet?"

I've umm'd and ahh'd about the fabric for him. I started with grey patterned fabric and was going to stitch in black. Then thought, well, he really should be black, so changed it to a black patterned fabric, then a different black patterned fabric, then plain black. Now I'm thinking maybe I should do him in leatherette. I'm hoping to finish it before the end of the serise.

I also embroidered this polo shirt recently with a tiny zombie :)