Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I love sewing!

I really do love sewing and wish I had more time for it!  Every time I feel I need a big sewing spree, outside work interferes with extra work.  It's more pay in the pocket so I shouldn't complain and I don't when the pay check comes in!  It's only when I browse the web and read my favourite sewing blogs and get really itching to make lots of the projects around that I wish I was unemployed! lol

Especially when I have got swap partners to sew for, and when friends ask me to make something for them and I can't say no!  Below is an example.  (It's a friends request not a swap project as I can't show them until the swaps are delivered and received).

A baby bib and booties!  Even I will boast that they are cute!  Made for a friend to give to another friend who has had a itty bitty babe.

The bib pattern was found in a issue of "Quilts and More".  The spring 2010 issue to be exact.  A great and easy pattern.  I have cut out a few more bibs from this pattern and for one I am going to recycle a towel for the backing to see how it goes.

The booties were made using the free pattern and tutorial from Stardust Shoes.  Thank you Joanne for a great pattern and a great blog!

And here's some knitted bed socks my mum made for me!  She knows that with my low blood pressure comes cold feet!  These keep my toes warm just nicely!  Especially now that I know how to wear them correctly!

Yes that's me in my daggy trakies!  I promise not to go anywhere wearing them!

Now back to sewing for my swap partners.  Luckily one project has a lot of hand sewing involved.  Which means I can sit in front of the telly!

My lavender has nearly dried, so I can finish off my lavender sachets soon too.

A quick note:  I found on Google a turtle I made using a pattern from One Red RobinJhoanna Monte saw my turtle and must have like it as she linked to it on her blog!  Wow I'm am so flattered that one of my most favourite softie designers likes my effort at sewing her patterns!


Laura said...

Good Morning!
I just love your bib and booties! Too cute! I recently used a similar pattern for some was so easy...which I loved! Your turtle is adorable as well. Don't we all wish we had more time to sew and craft!
Have a blessed day,

Maite - vitoma said...

Precioso todo.

jane p said...

If I had the knitted socks I would never have known the correct way to wear them!

Karen said...

I love seeing the results of your sewing! That baby set is sooo cute. Congrats on the recognition by your fav softie designer. Enjoy.

Fran, said...

The baby set is darling. Humm I didn't know there was a right or wrong way to put knit socks on.

Melissa said...

As I sit here in my office at work, I can so relate to your wishing you were unemployed at times!!!


I love that bib and those booties!! How adorable. I was unemployed for 7 months and loved every minute of it and now that I have another job Im trying to persuade my new boss to allow me to go part time so that I can have a sewing day and a weekend!! x

Karen said...

Love your bib and booties!

Merry said...

That bib and booties set is so cute....lovely sewing. I thought those slippers were some form of bonnet in the first Congrats on the recognition...well deserved.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

The bib and booties are adorable! Great job!
PS It does suck sometimes that work interferes with sewing!

Sammy said...

Lovely work. Beautiful.


-Samya :-)

Paula said...

Sweet sweet bib and booties. We have a new grandbaby on the way but don't know if we're getting a girl or a boy yet. I'll have to drag out that issue of Quilts and More and get some bibs started.

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Hello: I love it !!
Great work.
Best wishes

SewSofie said...

Hiya... I love sewing too!! :) Thanks for dropping by the blog. Im loving the work you do and appreciate the links back to the tutes. Oh and the frog is a cutie... its nice to have your work recognised :) Sof

Kristen said...

Eeek! Those booties are so cute! How neat is the link to your softie! :)

The Clip Cafe said...

I love it all fabric is so pretty! You are very clever!!

Melissa said...

I love these little booties and bib! So cute! The pattern you used and the fabric is so adorable! I love the pattern for the booties too (I have one, but it's not my favorite). Thanks for sharing!!

Billie said...

Cute bib and booties! I love sewing, too, but lately it's been on the back-burner. Even visiting all my fave sewing blogs, I'm sew jealous! It won't be long before my life gets back to normal again.

Donna said...

You make the prettiest things Antmee! Amazing!

Donna @ Comin' Home

yony said...

i like sewing too!!!
i love that bip!! can i know how to make it?
its sweeet!

Linda F said...

Love your blog & home made things! Where did your Mum get the super slipper pattern from, would love to make them as gifts? Thank you in anticipation.

Linda F said...

Ah I have found them...Pocket Book Slippers

If anyone else would like them