Sunday, 22 February 2015
Yesterday my younger assistant came with me to a Beginners Knit class, she was on hand to make tea and generally assist. We met some lovely ladies, Tracey, Alison, Cathryn, Brooke, Katie and Janet and have hopefully pushed/shoved them a little bit further along the knitting road.
After a business lunch I caught up with housework - never ending - while Miss Belle got out the sewing machine found a Barbie Movie - awful - on the computer and generally had a very good time playing on her own. I have taught her well!
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Friday, 20 February 2015
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Our usual half term treat of an excellent lunch at Jamie's after a turn around the Rag Market.
A £3.99 jar of Nutella from Selfridges, (the same jar is £1.69 in the Co-Op), purely because he never gets anything with his name on and feels he is missing out.
This savvy shopper later argued her point for the £1.69 jar and is going to customise
- handmade rocks!
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Monday, 16 February 2015
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Friday, 13 February 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
I don't know how I've managed to get through life without proper tarpaulin or eyelets.
They are even stitched with some very old - maybe 60 years - thick nylon thread.
They pass the 3 x Leon test - 4kg - easily.
Nice bit of pure cotton braided rope.
Look at that perfect stitching!
Look at that eyelet!
Think I need to get over myself.
In the shop now.
Posted by sarah moran at 00:03
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
A busy morning of admin.
To get to this stage for one of the bags above for example, I have to scour England for some top notch vintage bark cloth - this was actually from Wales, deconstruct, give it a good long soapy soak, dry, press, cut, stitch, add the finishing touches - leather pull, photograph, edit, upload to Etsy or deliver to a fine emporium I know.
Well worth the effort to resurrect some fabulous vintage fabrics.
1930's Sewing Bee is back on Etsy - the print is a new fabric, the back a vintage denim.
A lovely bit of Harris Tweed rescued from a skirt.
Love my Japanese linens.
Can't get enough of 1950's Bark cloth -
"How is it here?"
My favourite ever comment.
The ducklings were left over from some trousers I made fourteen years ago for Louis,
he's more of an Air Cadet now though.
The Easter Bunny is just around the corner.
and some have already been posted off to their new owners.
Posted by sarah moran at 06:17
Monday, 9 February 2015
My christmas-time knitting was off the needles at the beginning of January but it takes a lot of organising to get us all together for a photo, not to mention being photo bombed by Percy.
Chunky Raggsock yarn from Midwinter Yarns.
Two and a half to three balls for an adult pair and and two for a nine year old.
Posted by sarah moran at 06:13