Cutting the pattern and material #SOIsewalong

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It was a bit tricky to cut the correct size as I am a 12 on the bust, 12/14 on the waist and 14/16 at the hip. Fingers crossed all goes to plan!

I used a rotary cutter to cut the crepe de chine as it was quite slippery, that worked quite well. I also decided not to cut the facings out of the same material as it is very slightly see through. I plan to use a soft cream material for that.

Results from fabric research

Whilst watching a film this evening (Made in Dagenham) I decided to research which fabric to buy for the 1940’s Tea Dress sew along with @sewoverit.  Here is the results:

It’s a crepe de chine from Fabricland, think I’ll order it tomorrow 🙂  It’ll look quite nice with 3 black cute buttons down the front.

1940's Tea Dress Sewalong

Mothers day treats and gifts

For my mothers day present this year I decided to make something in a frame. I went on online to find some inspiration and came up with the following.


A more zoomed in picture.


And for the treats we made millionaires shortbread, a recipe by Mary Berry found on the good food website. I must admit it turned out rather well 🙂


I’m just about to try a slice with a cuppa!

Runway inspired Challenge #6


My second attempt at trying a challenge. This time it was based on a look from a designer on a catwalk (runway). So this was the look we had to make our card inspired by and the challenge blog can be found here.

So this what I came up with:

The main heart was made by cutting and sticking little squares (mosaic) based on colours from the top which I then die cut. I then used crackle accents on top to give it a shiny look like the top. I then wrapped some shiny red embroidery thread linked through a button which matches the colour of her jean shorts. The red heart has a pattern stamp with pearl perfect pearls on top to make it look like cuffs. The little shiny black heart matches her shoes (again with crackle accents on).

Valentines card made for my hubby

Loving the whole folded card thing I am trying out at the mo so much thy I made my Hubbies Valentines Day card using it. For those of you who don’t know, my nickname for my hubby is ‘Zombie’ or ‘Zomb’ for short.

It was made using the sugar skull stamps by Bombshell Stamps and Echo park paper

The heart has crackle accents on top and the sugar skull has screw type brad on the eyes.

The pictures be

low show the two parts of the card opened up. The right part has red shiny thread sewn on and the left side has a punk type dog
collar effect along the top left hand side.

He loved it! 🙂

Think I am going to send it in for a Bombshell stamps competition found here.

Fingers crossed it wins!