Thursday, 28 February 2008

Back from Holiday

We had a wonderful holiday in Austria. A bit sad to be back home. Oh well...

Still I hope to be inspired by the beauty of Austria!!

On another note I am sorry to say that I am having to moderate any comments that are posted. This is due to receiving some rude links and also some that potentially contain viruses. So sorry if you make a valid comment and it takes a while to appear on this blog.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Birdy purse and Velvet Chocker

This week I mastered sewing a zip into a purse thanks to this tutorial

I also had given to me, by my lovely sister Claire, a pair of brand new green velvet trousers which were too small. I am going to make a sumptious purse out of them, but first I made this choker.

We visited a local furnishing shop and bought some gorgous remnants. I am going to make a bag out of mine. Big enough to be handluggage on a plane but it will not be ready for our skiing holiday next Saturday.

We are all off to Austria. I made Claire a cowl and need to make one for Mary and me. And maybe also a hat for me. It depends on how much fleece I have left. I would like to find a supplier of recycled fleece. It can be made out of plastic bags.

Must get on with the cowls. I will post a photo soon.