Friday, May 12, 2017

last of the jeans catch up

These first 2 were made for kids jeans and so are only small bags - but how cute are they, they were nice colour denim too:

These had were the last of a pair that I did early last year, and this one was finished at the end of the summer!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jeans bag - a few more as usual

Here are a few bags that I have made out of jeans over the last week, I have 3 more to finish, they are all cut out and ready to go, just need to make some flowers for them before sewing them up!

And this a little one that i made using all the scraps of the the first pair of jeans that I made into a bag - and was on a bit of a learning as you can so I joined up lots of scraps, but it is very cute and seems to work - what do you think?

Monday, May 08, 2017

Big jeans bag

These jeans were too small to cut in half so thought I would make one big bag.  thought the pockets were a bit boring on such a large bag to made a new flap as well. Used a fancy stitch on the machine...just because.

The zip left in place caused me problems as I couldn't sew anything in the back centre - so added two closures.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


I know I didn't need any fabrics, but I like to visit a relatively new shop that is in Rose Green when I visit my parents in Bognor Regis.  It is only small but has a good selection of bits and bobs, you can see that I also bought a thimble and some scissors.

She has a good stock of the Makower and Tilda fabrics, and I really couldn't decide what I wanted so just bought a selection of 'craft' cottons which I thought were just as nice.

She has a facebook page: and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Across the road there is Rose Green Centre for Art and Craft that offer a selection of courses, and has paintings and other crafts for sale:

Don't forget to visit the forum

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cafetiere cosy

I have got into drinking coffee lately - and have this mini cafetiere which makes just over one cup, so thought I would make a cosy so that the rest keeps warm.  Will make one for the larger one next time....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Out and about

Cambridge - less than an hour away
Just a reminder that I post 'days out' from Ampthill on the Ampthill Country Market blog.

So pop over there and see if there is anywhere that you fancy going - would love to hear what you think if you have been.  Days Out

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Drawstring glasses cases

Fancied trying a different style - so came up with this plan, think they maybe slightly too long so have now revised the pattern, the button 'stop' seems to be effective - was chuffed with that idea.

Edit - have now made them shorter and they are perfect for my sunglasses.