Drum roll Please!!!!!
Introducing the next serious crafter!
Ms M is in the house!
Yesterday Martha used a sewing machine for the first time and
did she go gangbusters! After making a pin cushion and
library bag (to come in its own post) Martha practiced sewing straight
lines. She practiced and practiced and practiced. Finally she declared herself:
"I'm addicted Mummy! Now I get you"
So nice to be understood.
I recently purchased what I thought was a half sized
Singer sewing machine, which I thought would be
excellent to sit at my paper craft desk to be there
for stitched detail on cards.
But when it arrived, it was full sized and the basic model.
Being Post Office phobic, I missed the window of opportunity to
return it. So it is now Miss M's sewing machine.
Martha's frenzy was catching.
I made this table runner for the Easter "feaster" tomorrow.
I am not much of a quilter, and have rarely completed
a patchwork item. I love this because I used up some
scrap, true patchwork tradition!
My friend recently had a birthday, she is also getting
a deck built onto her home and it very excited about it.
So I made her some bunting. I finished a heap more fabric flower brooches and
some cute pincushions for the Mother's Day stall - mission now complete.
Now a few weeks ago I was "yippee-ing" about knitting
with four needles which I used on the neck of this jumper.
Last night after making making making, I ended the evening
with making up Martha's jumper. It has been sitting there for over a fortnight!
A simple pattern which turned out well. I did plan to block it, but
when I sewed it together it sat so beautifully I opted not to block.
The wool was one from the stash (yay 8 balls lighter now!!) a wool and
silk blend put out by Cleckheation a few years back