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Sunday, 14 June 2009

I took my sewing machine in the garden....




I hope you don't think this blog post is a bit twee.

I mean I know I took my sewing maching into the garden today, but I don't want to give you the impression that I live a flowery airy fairy life, its just that I work hard in the week, and there was no way I was going to stay in doors when there was a bit of a chance for a sunny day, even if it meant me looking a bit silly sat on the patio. The thing is that I have to make the most of my free time, and most of the time I run about like a mad person trying to cram everything in..(I take my sewing and crochet to work on in my lunch break) and when I wait for Mr M after work to go home I have been known to get my crochet hook out then too!

I think I rush rush rush about sometimes to block out the worries that most of us have, money, bills, health, family, because if I don't fill up my time I can be prone to worrying..alot.

So anyway...(enough of me waffling on!) and back on to some sewing.

First off I made a cushion. Now if like me you are very familar with Cath Kidston, well she sells some vintage bits too, and I love the cushions that are made out of old blankets...well I'm not paying £40 for a cushion. So I had a go and made one, that to be honest, looks nothing like the one in CK...but I kinda liked it.

Then I had the mad idea that I was going to make a handbag organiser...have you seen these on the internet? A french company called TINTAMAR makes these fantastic bags that go in your bag, and every thing has a little pocket, and when you want to swap bags you just pull the drawstring and pop it into your new bag. I love it as I am a handbagaholic.

Well surprise surprise, my sewing wasn't up to it...so I won't show you the disastrous effort of mine....I think I will just have to buy the real thing ;0)

Hope you are all well on this lovely summery Sunday...

I'll be back soon :0)

Sam xx

19 comments:

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it. I love your cushion, how clever is that. You have made me feel a little guilty as about 4 months ago I bought some lovely fabric to make some cushions, and guess what? they are still in the bag.

Loved your blog, will be back for a return visit.

Margaret

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Sorry I meant to say,'how clever are you'. LOL.

Margaret

Floss said...

Wise woman - why compromise if you need both sewing and sun? I haven't seen the CK vintage blanket cushions, but I will be very interested to learn more...

Jemm said...

I think that is a great idea! If you've got the place to do it, why not? The lovely pics are just a perk!

Josie-Mary said...

What a good idea, how did you plug it in? I love the cushion, I will be making loads this week, hopefully, as I now have a fete on the 11th July...not long :)

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Why not sit outside and sew... and who cares what the neighbours say... if it makes you happy and you won't get arrested ...go for it...

I think you should perhaps simplify your bag idea and try again.. never give up just work within your abilities and push your boundaries a little further everytime you make something... OOhhh er... how bossy am I! lol ;D

I love the cushion, and crochet is meant to be taken everywhere... and it calms the mind while you do it so think of it as therapy! lol

take care
Alex
x

bex said...

the cushion looks good. i think im a bit like you...rushing around to ignore things x

Melanie said...

Hi Sam, I have paired you up with a partner for the Cosy Crochet and Knitting Swap, please take a look on my blog to find out who. xxxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Nothing wrong with doing a bit of sewing in the sunshine....and a bit of airy fairy never went amiss!

Jayne

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

im loving that idea and am going to take my sewimg machine out in the garden on a nice day :-)

LittleGem said...

I think the cushion looks great - very cosy. About the bag...I wonder whether I am a slightly predictable blogger! Maybe its because I just keep doing posts about union jacks - I should really find a new topic to talk about!! X

Hens Teeth said...

Thank you for your comment.
Your blog is so lovely and I can empathise with you making the most of the sunshine and how busy your life is. x

Jessie said...

Hi Sue, I've just made the happy stumble upon your lovely blog! What a great idea taking your sewing machine outside and that cushion looks gorgeous. I'm a fan of Cath Kidson design but the prices are horrendous!!! I'm making a crocheted blanket at the moment and it's only costing me about a tenner. You've inpsired me to get my machine out and start cushioning now!x

Jessie said...

I'm sorry Sam...I called you Sue! Blame it on the air pressure..or is it the boogy? ;o)

rachel the krafty girl said...

you will probably start a trend with bringing the sewing machine outside!
i dont think your bring twee,although if you cant be twee in a blog from time to time i think theres something wrong with the world!

rachel
x

rachel the krafty girl said...

ahh i am sure that he is most happy sitting there=)
im not sure if i mentioned before but i am v.jealous of that writing desk!i have wanted one for ages but never seem to get lucky and yours is so pretty.

rachel
x

Lavender hearts said...

I looked up that company - lovely things! I'm so pleased Silkie likes her bed! Bless her, she's so cute!

Rubyred said...

Hi Sam, tried to send you my details, but it won't go through to your email address. My email address is rachelwhitworth@gmail.com
Absolutely love the amazing picture you did for Nicky over at Vintage Magpie,you've really captured the look of her bunnies and teddies!
Rachel x

Clare said...

Hi Sam
I love the pitures you did for Vintage Magpie, they're fantastic!!

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