Monday, 27 April 2009


Its official, i'm one of the most stupid people in existence..I'v broken my foot in two places falling down a step! So so so embarassing! And now i'm in a cast and hopping about on crutches as i cant put preassure on it for 3 weeks!

This is very annoying, as it makes simple tasks like getting a glass of water hard, and also, my college is so disabled unfriendly! I have to hop up 3 flights of steep narrow stairs to get to my psyc class because theres no lift and the doors are so heavy i need to get people to open them for me :( Thanksfully there are a few nice students out their to help! the 6th formers are nice but the younger kids are terrible!

The worst thing about it is the crutch pain! I'v pulled all my muscles in my arms and left leg froun hopping! And the handles of the crutches are really really painfull for my hands. However, being a little bit crafty comes in handy in these situations! I have fashioned myself some nice little pads for the handles!

Their quilted (never quiltend anything before, bit of an experiance) Two layers of batting, pretty purple stuff on top and felt on the back(for added grip) I then but bias tape over the edge as this is what i had for time and put some ribbons on the back so they tie arond the handles! Definatly one of my better ideas it has to be said, there working quite well, and only took a few hours to HAND sew (my sewing machine foot id the one thats broken!)

On a somewhat brighter note the lovely Ji ji Kiki (hope i got that right!) feathured me on her blog The Scavenger Bird Its a lovley blog with lots of beautiful prduct featured fromall over the net, so i suggest you check it out, especially if your looking for a treat or a girt for anyone!

I'm off to read some books and think of things i can hand sew whilst confined to my bedroom!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

I'm so Productive!

I'v been so productive today! :) I finished a dress i started last night, then started and finshed another dress! With my newly fixed and re-threaded overlocker!
Woo! Its been a good week for sarahs sewing! I finsihed my txtiles as well! I rock! And now i'm just going to post alot of pics :)

Firstly, a sweater i reconned, the boys bought some to wear as band tshirts so i got one and cut it up! Were going to transfer print a band logo onto them..

A Little summer dress, first peice of my summer wardrobe, planning to make lot of clothes for the summer! I have planned next, atunic top for wearing over bikinis/ starp tops and the such. I'm going to americal and possibly to bearclona as well so i'm defintly going to get some good weather this year! Just need to go out and find the right fabric!

And a jersey dress, my first overlocker project, dead cute, although its really messy where i sewed the elastic in roiund the waist so i have to wear a belt to hide it, but i like the drapeyness of it, i'm going to make a couple of oversized tee's soon, again, trip to fabric store is needed! On my wishlist is one lightweight jersey, maybe white, maybe just whatever pretty coulder they have, and a light white(pr off white) cotton or linen for tunic top. And i want just soe other random stuff for skirts and maybe another dress!

Monday, 6 April 2009

The fruits of yesterdays labour...

As days go yesterday was pretty boring, my parents had friends round so i had to go be polite and then i was bored as the boys were banding, cant belive i'm one day into the holiday and already bored! But boredm did produce results! As i hvent been to buy black thread yet i cant finish my tec, leaving me to sew guilt free! I made this relly cute belt! I was going to paint it as its plain white but i'v decided it'l go with more this way, I'm wearing it today to town, so cute with little summer dresses!

I also had a go at working out a purse pattern, i really want a bigger more organised purse than i have now. It came out really wonky and not sturdy enough, think i need to use a thicker fabric, and be more precise instead of just cutting a load of rectangles and hoping for the best!

I'm off into town today to get some earring making supplys for the earring swap on crfster, i havent got my partner yet but i'm hoping if i go and get the important bits my stash will come up trumps! Anyway, off into the city now!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Swap with me?

Somone at my mums work recently gave me a load of quilting stuff, some of it is great, i'v never tryed quilting before and having been inspired by some of the articles in 'sew hip'(a re\lly cool sewing magazine) i would quite like to give it a go. However, some of the stuff in the bag isnt much good to me, as i'm 18 and not planning on kids for another 10 years or so, i dont really have much use for the kiddy print quilting stuff, i also dont know anyone who has or is expecting kids nd could use it. So i thought i'd offer to swap it for some fabric or stuff i can use!
Hopefully there is somone out their with kids and some fabric they havnt got a use for!

All the fabric, There are 3 squares of teddy bear stuff, one big square with some rabbits on it, one big square with tddys on it and some with strips of rabbits, there are four strips printed on one bit of fabric (if that makes ssense)

If you want better photos/ measurements ect feel free to email ( or comment this post, if you dont want to lot i'll be willing to just give you a bit of it. I;d preffer to mail to the uk, but mught make an exeption :)
As to what i want, i'm not too fussy! If anyone has any lightweight white or off white linen or cotton that would be great, or really any summery fabric i can use for my summer wardrobe, alternatly, any bits and bobs of bbuttons and fastening and stuff would be nice. I dont know what this is worth so just offer whatever you have spare!

I also have, if anyone is interested, a few boxes of sewing tread, there is no way i can use all this thread (i have 2 more boxes of each colour) so if anyone wants to trade for these?

I'm trying to organise my room a bit so its nice and neat for revision, i'm startng by getting rid of the stuff i dont need :P

Please get ini touch if you think you could use any of these things!

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Tea for ones are the best invention ever... The weather here is beautiful... really, i wore shorts and sunnies today, making themost of it. We;ll regert this in 2 mnoths when there is solid downpour through the whole of summer :P

I sat in the Garden this morning and had breakfast, then spent an hour in colege, got an ice lolly and came home to sit in the garden again. Now mums mowing the lawn so i came inside. Me and boys are going to do the four in hand pub quiz again tonight, i'v been brushing up on my trivia knowlegde, maybe we'l have a fighting chance this time with ben and lee coming along.
One day left at school then its easter break! Need to do alot of work. revision over the two weeks! I'v nearly finished my Textiles project so i'm hoping to get the girls over to do some photo taking duing the week, havent seen the girls in aggges!