Friday, 15 October 2010

Finally... I can sew again!

The move to university is done and the first week of lectures is done. I haven't been able to do any sewing since the move because as I was packing I realised that all my equipment is actually my mothers. I have my own sewing machine but that's pretty much it. So I hit the internet and this pile was delivered to me recently:

A starter pack from creative grids which includes an industrial strength cutting mat, an Olfa rotary cutter and a Creative Grids non-slip ruler. I couldn't let it sit around so I ran to the market and picked up some supplies to decorate or flat for an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party.

A pile of felt and bias binding was quickly chopped up with my new board into....

...neat pile of bunting triangles. A little more snipping and an hour at the sewing machine gave me 8 metres of "Queen of hearts" bunting. I had a whole load more little flags but didn't buy enough binding so I'll have to think of something to do with them.

A quick way to liven up a dull student corridor!


  1. So cute! I reccomend getting a reversible sewing/cutting pad. For small spaces it is great. I still use mine and have a second one too. It great to throw anywher to iron on or flip over to cut. Travels well too.

  2. I'll have to look out for one of those, sounds like a great idea

  3. I have missed you!!

    I don't go to the forum much anymore. I simply do not have the time to keep up with everything over there!!

    Have fun at your party; the banner is cute!

  4. Hey there
    Glad to have you back. Cute, cute, cute banners. And how fun.
    Like the idea Colleen mentioned? Havent' seen anything like that unless I just haven't paid attention. Is it like rotary cutting mat on one side and lightly padded perhaps flannel on the other for pressing? Intriguing. I am a gadget freak.

  5. GEE! Wish you were there to decorate MY dorm (although it was 100 years ago lol!) when I was in college! Can't wait to see what you make next!