Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Potspie's new shirt thing.

It has been a very long time since I made Potspie anything.  So I thought I would.  We go down to Kenya for some meetings tonight, and will be there for a week and half, and it will be colder than here, so the idea is she could wear it over a long-sleeved T-shirt.






I really enjoyed making this - I had gotten stuck-in-a-rut on a quilt (that I think I will just scrap actually!) and had been forcing myself not to start anything new till it was finished.   The result being that not much sewing was happening, such was my unenthusiasm for finishing it!  So, I decided to just leave it and make something fun, quick, and that used lots of nice fabric that I've been a bit paranoid about using 'cos I like it too much and don't want to use it all up, so end up never using it. (How silly is that!) (It doesn't help that being in Sudan I really can't buy 'more of the same', or even cotton print fabric...)


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Tree


I haven't done any sewing for ages because we've all been sick with colds, coughs, tummy bugs, sinus headaches.... a long list of yucky things...

But, before we got sick we decided to find a Christmas tree. They do sell (fake ones here) but they cost loads of money and are bad quality.

Steps to getting a Christmas Tree:

1.  Notice neighbours (extremely) pruning their tree..
(Their tree is the brown sticking up dead looking tree in the background.)

2.  Ask neighbours if we can use part of their tree.







 3. Attach the base of a standalone fan.




 4.  Put in corner and  decorate (going for the more is more style of decorating)











Well, I like it anyway!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Potholders

I made potholders.



They are a birthday present for a friend.  They both have checks one side and birds the other.  The birds I got from JoAnn fabric when I was in the states. I went to the fabric measuring counter to do a price check, but it was too expensive, so I was going to leave it. Then the lady behind me gave me a 40% off voucher - which was very kind of her since I didn't know her - so I bought some. YAY.
Thank you very nice lady who I don't know!

I made bread, again, many times...
because it's fun, useful and EASY!   I can't believe I had so many problems before!