Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sew much fun!

I started making some felt flower brooches last year as little stocking fillers for my family and friends and I think I may have caught the sewing bug!

It's a great way to use up my large collection of old buttons and the recipients were happy which was nice.  I also made a rather strange brooch at the request of my husband which you can see here.  He was rather pleased with it, but has yet to be seen wearing it around town!

I received this rather lovely shiny red sewing machine for Christmas and I am looking forward to having a go on some slightly bigger projects this year... Many years ago I did a dress-making class but found it all a bit too technical and I have various half finished garments in the loft!
I think I'll probably start with making things for the house as you can never have enough cushions in my opinion!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, although it's probably a bit late to be still saying that!  I always think that January is a good time to have a good ol' sort out and start afresh with a tidy desk and therefore an organized mind - I'm still working on mine!

Here's a little illustration I did for the January issue of Today's Parent magazine which fits in with that as it's about giving your handbag a good clearout. Apparently us women carry far too much about with us and the client wanted me to include some 'over the top' items to emphasise the point.

Well I'd better get back to the decluttering so I can start putting all my exciting work plans into action....