Sunday, 25 November 2007
Friday, 9 November 2007
I love these stamps, they are very feminine and would be ideal for a birthday, wedding, thank you cards.......I think they are very versatile.
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Friday, 21 September 2007
I knew when I started these trousers I was going to have bother with this fabric, you can't buy good fabric for £4 a metre.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Friday, 31 August 2007
Friday, 10 August 2007
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Saturday, 21 July 2007
I just thought I would share this little trauma with you.
I haven't updated my blog for ages and anyone waiting to see the finished blouse, it has been washed and pressed ready to wear and it fits beautifully. I would have modelled it for you but that would be taking it a bit too far.
Making this up wasn't without it's problems though...if you read the posts below you can see in the photographs I have used a blue pen for marking, I have used theses pens for marking on numerous occasions and as soon as the garment enters water they disappear. Well I have washed this and they didn't disappear completely. I was absolutely mortified. The only thing I can think of is that I used detergent with my first wash, I should have used clear water first. It hasn't turned out too badly though because there is a pattern on the fabric and they don't show up too much. If you are going to use one of these pens for marking be very careful and rinse in clear water first to get rid of the markings and always test on a spare piece of fabric first. I certainly have learnt my lesson.
I am very happy with the finished garment, I have four of these blouses now, I think I may try a silky fabric next.....when, I don't know, I have a few alterations to make to other things and I have a few things to mend.
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
This is my much loved machine......I have only had this one a couple of years, the one before this is an embroidery machine which is well used as well, I have pictures on my wall that have been embroidered using this machine.....that one will be about 15 years old and still works well. This machine is heavy weight and and is simply a work horse but it will also do some basic embroidery stitches. This machine is fabulous for heavyweight upholstery fabrics.
My machines a like part of the family to me, I can't bare to part with them......Sharon has my other one at the moment, only on loan of course. I also have an overlocker which I have had forever and that still goes well, I use it all of the time.
I have put the pocket on.....this was an ordeal because it had to be fitted over my boobs........fitted clothes don't look as good as ready made clothes off the clothes hanger because of the unusual shape of them. Can you see the bump where the pocket is, if that was ready made it would be flat.
I managed to match the pocket as well as I could because there is a whopping big dart underneath the pocket. I have also made the collar up, I don't know if I am going to use it yet, I might just make it into a round neck with a facing, I will see how it looks when it is made up.
Sunday, 24 June 2007
I must get on with my chores for the day instead of sitting here pondering how to make my darts look more professional lol lol
When you look in sewing books at seams that have been sewn they look so perfect.....this is actually the reality of it..... they are far from perfect.
Saturday, 23 June 2007
Monday, 18 June 2007
Saturday, 16 June 2007
The reason I am telling you this is because I went into L. Ashley today as you do when you are shopping and I found some lovely cotton fabric that they used made up as a child's duvet cover, well I thought this fabric would make one of my shirts. I bought 2 metres and as it shrinks when you first wash it, I asked the assistant to check for me, I will wash it first, straighten the grain and press it then I will be ready to cut out, mark it and sew. It isn't as quick and easy as that but I am ready for a new one, I already have 3 of these shirts a pink cotton one, a white linen one and a beige linen one. I also have some pale lemon fabric to make another one. When I have washed and pressed the fabric I will take a photograph of it with the pattern.
I hate wet weather because my dogs don't get the exercise they need, I don't mind showers but 24/7 torrential rain.......no! It looks as if it is going to start again, it's getting very dark......tut....
We are out tomorrow to a dog competition so I hope it dries up a little.
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Thursday, 26 April 2007
My work is all up to date for the time being anyway, the cd is done, the A4 layouts are started and the 12 x 12's have been launched. Everything seems to have come together to the onlooker but actually these things have been done for weeks we have been waiting for bits and pieces to arrive in the post before we could put them onto the website.
I am going over to the lake district this weekend with my dogs, if I feel better that is, to a competition....I'm not entering but Dougy is....my dog is still not maturing, she has still got puppy ways lol lol
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
The intention is to have lots of different layouts in the future.
Here are our New A4 Layouts.....these are our new baby layouts, everything you need to make a card. These layouts are what we used in the cards and tags below. The card is of the highest quality it is 220gms with a soft sheen finish.
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Friday, 20 April 2007
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
This is a very exciting time for us......we are now able to bring new paper products to Willow Designs, these papers are available in 12 x 12......8 x 8 and also A4, they are 120gms acid free and superb quality.....this is just the start of a whole new range of products, these papers are also soon to be available in kit form.......
Sunday, 15 April 2007
If you are not into scrapbooking I'm sure these designs will make a beautiful card, gift tag or tag card.....whatever you want to do with them I hope you enjoy them.......a gift from Willow Designs ...just for you.