Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mrs Smyth Creates #6... and the Crafty Create Link Up

Oh golly. These last few weeks have been seriously sew-free. It makes me sad, so I fired up the trusty machines again and the craft room looks like a bomb site... all is well in craft land.

While I haven't been sewing, I've been organising. And cleaning my house. Who knew scrubbing a stove was so satisfying? I did tell Mr S that the stove has been scrubbed within an inch of it's life by me (Mum does it every time she visits, never fear) twice while we've been living here. Yup, you guessed it. Pregnancy makes me clean. MUST. SCRUB.

But here's what I've been crafting and sewing recently...

I was gifted these epic bags of fabric...
yes. I know I have a problem.

I decided it was high time I made my own bias binding.

Success! My technique needs tweaking, but we got there in the end.

Pattern pieces for my new handbag. It's Simplicity 2381 if you were interested.

I made play doh for my little lady. This set of photos was taken in 5 minutes.

I made my own fabric labels, using Ros from Sew Delicious' tutorial.
PS. Ros is an absolute sweetheart.  I want to make her cups of tea all day.
Also, she's selling some ace vintage fabric in her Etsy shop. Go and take a peep!
(not that I'd know. I don't need any more fabric. *cough*)

Label hastily crookedly sewn on. May or may not be to disguise
a bias binding boo boo. (BBBB)

Bag front starting to come together. My goodness I love this fabric.

Finally, my sewing helper. She sits on my lap and now pretends to
sew as well. I almost died of the cute.
So, what have you been up to these last few weeks? I'd love you to link up your crafty posts!
Grab the button and pop it in your post, and link up down the bottom. Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Mrs Smyth Gets a Life


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