I Finished My Dress! FFO Alert

Woohoo! Dress is DONE! I thought the last few bits of the instructions would be quick and easy but nope! I had to unpick the stitching attaching the skirt to the midriff because the lining had to be loose to sew it inside out to the zip. That unpicking took me TWO HOURS. I hadContinue reading “I Finished My Dress! FFO Alert”

Dressmaking Tension And New Start!

I’ve completed my 7th week on my dressmaking course and I have only just discovered that my tension on my sewing machine was all wrong and it could have been easily fixed by a little push on a dial that I never took any notice of before! Yes, I have a Janome! Not sure ifContinue reading “Dressmaking Tension And New Start!”

Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public

I am finally feeling like I am making actual progress on the dress I am making because I have almost finished the bodice! Class was a bit boring this week as I had to unpick what I had sewn at home. It was okay; I’d realised as soon as I finished sewing that I’d goneContinue reading “Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public”

Firey Dressmaking and Cross Stitch Update

I’m getting good at this regular posting thing! I had A LOT to do on my dressmaking this week. When I’m taking a sewing class, I always think I’m going to get much further along than I actually do. It is much harder than it looks! Sewing and anything practical does not come naturally toContinue reading “Firey Dressmaking and Cross Stitch Update”

More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting

This week in dressmaking class, I was attaching the sleeves and oh my goodness what a nightmare I found it! I’m hoping that by sharing my issues, if/when you make clothes, you’ll find it a little easier. The sleeve edge turned out to be a lot longer than the bodice edge I was attaching itContinue reading “More Dressmaking Fails & French Knitting”

More Learning about Dressmaking

Yay I’ve done 3 sessions of dressmaking class and a lot of cutting fabric, washing fabric, ironing fabric and cussing in between! And yay, it hasn’t been years since my last post! Last week, my lovely teacher positioned the paper pattern of my dress onto my fabric for me. It is SO important that thisContinue reading “More Learning about Dressmaking”

Long-overdue Update and New Course Start!

Sorry it’s been so long since the last update! I’m doing more shifts at work now so I’m still adjusting to that! I haven’t done much knitting but still cross-stitching every day. Only getting about 80-100 stitches in but it’s something. I’ve had quite an exciting development on my “The Shepherdess” HAED. I am finallyContinue reading “Long-overdue Update and New Course Start!”

Stitching with Eunice

I hope everyone got through storm Eunice and Franklin okay. I know Franklin is still raging and I am keeping everyone in my prayers. As I had to batten down the hatches like most people on Friday, I had some time to myself and was able to get lots of stitching done. I am nowContinue reading “Stitching with Eunice”

Cross stitch WIP Update and more

Hi all, another crafting update! I’ve had some annual leave so I have finally managed to get some Xs in on my cross stitch! So on Butterfly Kisses I have nearly finished the 9th page! Can’t wait to get onto the 10th 🙂 please excuse the aliasing in the photo! Next we have The Shepherdess.Continue reading “Cross stitch WIP Update and more”

Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!

Happy Twixmas everyone! I hope you’ve all had and continue to have a good Christmas. Now that the day has come and gone, I think I can safely reveal what I was doing that colourwork for. It was of course a Christmas present, for my little niece. It’s the blanket for this crazy-looking llama! TheContinue reading “Knitting/Colourwork Reveal & A Watercolour!”