I am slowly working my way through my (lengthy) “Work in Progress” list and just finished by hand this gorgeous yellow jumper that came off the Empisal knitting machine many months ago. I used a simple pre-designed punchcard and the easy cut and sew method of shaping. The ribbing around the neck and arms was hand-knitted in front of the TV as was the cherry appliqué. Blinkin love love love it and it went on it’s maiden voyage today when I went for a browse in ‘Crafty Stitch’ in the St Govans Centre, Pembroke Dock and had the pleasure of meeting fellow sewist Jenny. Her store has some gorgeous fabrics, lots of important bits for the happy sewer and some great vintage sewing machines on display. It’s well worth popping in.
I think my gorgeous jumper has Trashcan Emporium all over it … what do you think?
I recently acquired two men’s V-neck pullovers, one in grey and one in green. Now, given The Husband is more likely to flick a V than pick a V, I wasn’t quite sure what todo with them both. After a bit of a ponder, I got out the scissors and with a slice up the middle, a crop of the sleeves and a slash of the waist, a quick overlock on the sewing machine a few rows of crochet and a bit of creative knitting, these totally cute little cardies were created.
A proper transformation huh? Which is your favourite … the cherries or the daisies?
Two more bags all ready … small red shoulder bag and cute little brown bag on a short chained handle. Both hand painted cherries! Another gorgeous accessory for those Rockabilly girlies out there …
What do you think?
We are starting to stock up with lots of goodies ready for that C word coming our way (in 103 days to be exact). We are booked in to have a stall at a couple of Christmas craft fayres and are busily gathering our quirky and unusual vintage inspired wares.
One of the cute things we are selling is “Design Your Own” earrings and necklaces. You can pick from a wide range of vintage inspired, quirky charms to make your own jewellery.
I have been wearing the vintage Singer sewing machine earrings for a few weeks now and have had so many compliments. The charms are made from ‘Tibetan Silver’ – a metal similar to pewter that is mixed with silver. The earring hooks are silver and the necklace chains are silver plated ( and I have a few silver chains too).
You can pick from; Singer sewing machine, cherries, owl, swallow, crocodile, feather, steamboat, feet, dog bowl, Cinderella carriage, camera, pineapple, anchor, ships wheel, pistol, dragonfly, flamingo, wonky clock, fish, key, Welsh dragon, shoe, handbag, purse, postcard, ‘follow your heart’ or ‘Best Friends’ …
You don’t have to buy a matching pair … mix it up a bit to be different huh?
I think I’m going to have the cherries next!
(£3.50 plus £1 P&P)
Today I made myself a cute hair clip with some gorgeous, furry fabric that I sourced from a teeny tiny little fabric shop in The Dock. It was a £3 remnant and I had enough for some leopard print shorts (ready for Vegas), a matching do-rag and this clip. I think I have enough fabric to make some bows for shoes clips too. Absolutely love that I got all of that for just £3 and a bit of imagination ❤️