Friday, 28 February 2014

The Little Things...

February has been one of those months where I have fitted in a bit of sewing, but all of the items have been little ones, and quick fix items. 

Firstly, I decided I needed a few fabric baskets for the nursery, I practised the technique on a small one, but only got one done, but as they're so quick, others will follow shortly.  I used this tutorial, very straightforward :o) 

Look where i am!

Secondly, I managed to tick off one of my FAL items, which was to make this Hexy Pouch.  I started these hexies when I was at the Festival Of Quilts last year with Pin It And Stitch, with no particular use in mind, other than keeping me busy whilst I was there, and inbetween customers.  I think they make for a lovely little travel bag, so I have popped in my hexy sewing basics, and these are all packed in my hospital bag for if/when I get a few minutes and need a bit of a distraction :o)
Hexy pouch finished, that's another one off FAL, yay!

Thirdly, my niece (6 y/o) has recently got her very first sewing machine, and is really enjoying it, so i wanted to encourage her to continue, and knowing she loves Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse, I decided to make her a little pincushion.  Fortunately I had a couple of spare Economy Blocks from my daughters pillow a couple of weeks back, and thought these would be perfect for a pincushion, so Saturday night, I made this.
Pincushion for my 6yo niece who is loving her sewing!
Filled with a mini sack of lentils in the middle for weight, and then offcuts of batting, she received it yesterday, and phoned me last night, absolutely delighted with it- lets hope she doesn't stab herself toooooo much with the pins!

Next up was something I really needed to make since last August for my little one for school, a PE bag.  This one has been niggling away at my conscience for a long while, as I felt really bad she had a rubbish bag for her kit rather than something pretty and homemade, so I decided to just get on with it.  The first make was using the FQ I got from Retreat last year, but it was a little too small, so that is being used as a home for Spencer Bear (my daughters favourite Bear- he's too opinionated for my liking, but she adores him!).
And last finish for tonight, drawstring pe bag for my little one, been meaning to make since last August, whoops!

So I made a bigger bag for the PE Kit, and quite frankly, they were so quick to make, I felt like a total failure as a mum for having left it for so long!!!
 New PE bag, this ones big enough! 

And then just as I thought I was going to get some time to sew up some more FAL items, the curse of the wobbly teeth struck, and I needed to make a little Tooth Fairy pouch for the imminent loss of C's first teeth/tooth.  Started on Sunday, the urgency ramped up on Tuesday when the first tooth exited.  You'll be pleased to hear the Tooth Fairy was happy with the tooth, the pouch, and the note left, and there was a gold coin rewarded, phew!
One little pouch all done! I even had time to make pizza dough for tea :-)

Right, that's enough for now, lets see how much more we can get done before this baby decides to make an appearance.

Ange x


  1. Your tooth fairy pillow is just gorgeous! I love that that is what you consider a "quick project". I can see it taking me weeks. Good luck with the imminent baby arrival. Will look forward to photos of bubs.
    E xx

  2. These are lovely makes! Well done for getting them all done and dusted before baby arrives x

  3. such a cute tooth fairy pouch :-)

  4. So this is what you class as taking it easy?! ;-) Love the tooth fairy pouch - so pretty! xx

  5. Stop showing off. How you can belly up to the sewing machine is beyond me. ;-)

  6. Lots of lovely finishes. Are you nesting yet??

  7. Well get you at the super nesting stage!

  8. Oh serious nesting occuring!

  9. such cute stuff. How come the last few weeks of pregnancy have been more productive than the first 9 months?

  10. See, now I need to make a hexie pouch, your's is so cute!!!!! Lots of lovely finishes and I hope you're getting some time to relax x


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