Monday, 21 April 2008

Um, more crafting ... and that

Yep, I've been at it again. Can't seem to stop myself, can I? With crafting that is. I bought this lovely fabric, from somewhere and decided that the thing I most wanted/needed, was a cover for my sewing machine.

So, I asked my bro', wicker man, to make me a pattern out of newspaper, which he did, with all the measurements and everything. Then, star that he is, he cut it out for me, both the top and the backing fabric (a sheet from a charity shop) and left me to it. I then decided that I wanted to pad it with wadding, and then I needed to do my first machine quilting. The lines came from the way I pinned it out and are not equal in width or anything, but I'm pleased with it.

And, it covers my sewing machine and keeps it nice and clean.

This is all I did all day, apparently. Apart from washing, drying, sorting laundry, making soup for lunch and pasta for dinner; took parcels to the post office, made some phone calls and did some emails etc. And, collected my assignment score from the OU and got a very low one.

Um, I'd best do some Proper work for the next one, then. And stop fecking about with bits of wool and fabric. Surprising what you can do when procrastinating, isn't it?

13 comments:

Dusty Spider said...

Brilliant! A joint effort then??! Will you be selling any of this stuff on that stall you mentioned? You could make a bloody fortune!!! Flick xx

tea and cake said...

Thanks Flick, but the sewing isn't brilliant on this one. Though I suppose it would get better with practice!

scrappysue said...

hey there! thanks for stopping by my blog, AND for reading more than one post - it sure if appreciated! i think you sewing skills are fabulous - great work there!

tea and cake said...

Hello scrappysue and welcome! Thank you for stopping by, I have 'lurked' on your site a few times now - and you do give us a giggle with your parties!

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scrappysue said...

ooooooo - my first official 'out-in-the-open' lurker - i love it! glad you are entertained - that makes my day just knowing that!!! did u find me thru dusty spider?

tea and cake said...

Hi scrappysue, yes, I did find you via dusty spider! Great this, isn't it, like a world wide party!

Papoosue said...

That is a rather lovely sewing machine cover :-)

Commiserations on the assignment mark (I know how that goes).

xx

tea and cake said...

hello papoosue, and welcome! I am rather pleased with it myself (tho' the sewing isn't brilliant.) I am working hard at my next TMA, as I've got a lot to make up!
cheers, K xx

Mima said...

That looks like a great sewing machine cover! I have also done some OU courses, the fav of which was my photography one (I had a dream last night that they had created a level 2 photography, but I think it will take them a little longer yet!). I am going to have to go back through your blog and find out which course you are doing!

tea and cake said...

hi mimi, the current procrastination is around azx103, and I'm in the process of booking for A363 - advanced creative writing, following on from A215.
It would be great if they did the level 2 photography, wouldn't it. I started that one in its first year, but didn't finish it for some strange reason. Did you do that one?
by all means, do have a wander through my blog, anyway!

scrappysue said...

http://ngaiosixpack.blogspot.com/2008/04/bloggy-giveaway-carnival-winner.html

hi again tea and cake! read the whole post - the winner's name is written in green - click on that and you will go to her blog.

thanks for stopping by again!

tea and cake said...

Thanx scrappysue, I found it!
And, I love your new picture!
K xx