Monday 25 May 2015

My new JUKI

Hi everyone :)

About a month ago I went to AQC and purchased a JUKI! A TL-98P to be exact :)

I have used my new wonderful friend almost every day...and have finished a number of projects on it...including:

A magic cape for T - more on this make another time :)

a few bibs for my mum to gift to a friend

and a few other items that are a secret for the moment...

But I thought you might like to know that one of my worries was unfounded.  I thought the JUKI would be MUCH larger than my old machine...but it isn't! See...

The JUKI a little longer, but my old machine is a little taller :)  
Also do you like the little peek into my new creative space?  More on that at a later time too!

Overall I'm incredibly happy with my new machine and its strength - she be a beast!

If you have any questions about my new JUKI, feel free to ask and I'll answer them as best I can :)
  For My Little Monster

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Mrs H's Sunburst Clutch

Hi Everyone

I have been pattern testing again for Mrs H :)

This is my version of her new pattern the Sunburst Clutch.

I used pink fabrics from my scrap box along with the pink bird fabric I purchased at AQC a few weeks ago.  I teamed my pink fabrics with silver denim purchased at spotlight (I'm really loving this denim at the moment - I used it very recently...).  For the internal slip pocket I used a scrap from my purple box (its a Melly and me fabric).

This project is a great scrap buster!  The clutch is a great size for a night out and if I was to make it again the only thing I would add would be an external zip pocket on the back (as I just prefer bags that have an external pocket ;D)

The instructions are very thorough - as usual  from Mrs H - and even if you have never paper pieced before, I think you should be able to accomplish this easy pattern, so you could try giving this bag a go as a first attempt at this technique.

For a look at some of the other amazing tester clutches just click here.

Right now Samantha has the clutch pattern on SALE in her Etsy store...just use the code NEWPATTERN15 for 15%off!

My clutch (pictured above) will be available for sale in the "Birds Of A Feather" showcase on 22-24 June 2015 over at Harley B on Facebook.
For My Little Monster

Friday 15 May 2015

I made a Jewellery Roll...

Hi everyone

The other day I saw BariJ post this on IG...

And seeing as I had some "Bijoux" just sitting here...I decided I was going to make something to enter :)

I settled on making this Jewellery Roll and decided to gift it to someone special later in the shhhhh your all in on my secret ;)

After a minor disaster...that involved some unpicking.

I managed to finish this beauty!

After I had finished I realised something funny...I had made a jewellery roll in "bijoux" fabric and bijoux (French) means jewellery (English) I guess this was meant to be ;)

Outside                                          Inside

On a side note, over all I found the tutorial I used easy to follow, however the 'how to make' of one of the items are not explained in detail (the "straps"), so I had to wing this part of the pattern.  Also I found the measurement for the amount of binding needed was a little short.

The person who gets given this great gift is going to be one lucky lady ;D

Happy sewing!
For My Little Monster

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Resent finishes from the WIP box :)

Hi everyone

I have been more productive in my sewing since I got my new machine (more about my new Juki TL-98P at another time ;P), and I have even managed to finish a few items from my WIP box :)

M needs some new bibs...and I remembered there were a couple already cut out in my WIP box, so I made them...

I tried doing some free motion sewing around the applique on this one...let's just say it didn't turn out well, so I got out my old and not so shiny machine and fixed it up with some zigzag stitching and it's much better.  This particular bib has turned into M's current favourite which I find funny as I prefer the other one I made...

nananananananana...Batman...T likes this one better too, oh well ;D  

M is a little vomit machine, so he will get lots of use from both ;P

Yay for some finishes I can actually share! I have been working on a few secret projects, and wont be able to share some of them for a its nice to share something!

What have you been working?  Have you finished any WIP's recently?
For My Little Monster