Thursday, 25 September 2008

Un Named Bag - HELP?!

I have been making this bag for a few weeks now.

The bag itself took very little time. It is lined inside with green lining and interfaced for stiffness. The outer lining is a satin kind of fabric. I made up the shape as I went along and followed no patterns.

But the handles!!! omg. Its made from leatherette and is quite soft. Trying to topstitch the bag handles was a nightmare. I bought a special roller foot for my machine, but the feed dogs would just chew the under layer. The top layer looked good, I turned it over, and It was all scuffed.

I was so annoyed, as the topstitching was the last job and I had done the rest really neatly. I have had to unpicked these handles and re do twice!!

Finally I decided i would sew some of the lining on to the leatherette - thats the green you can see. Then cut out the handles, and turn inside out. I then finally hand stitched around too keep both sides together.

I am not really happy with the finish. I really would have liked to topstitch around the top of the bag. But i am just so scared of scuffing it again and ruining it.

Any one have any ideas how i could have made sewing this easier?

Anyway, I think the bag deserves a name, any suggestions?

Saturday, 20 September 2008

About Me


I just wanted to up date on what I am up to and what Im about to do.

I have been itching to get my hands on a N95 phone. My other half has had one for some time, and normally I am not a geeky phone person. I usually like to just have a phone to be a phone. But, this phone does so much, I just wanted one. I can now find my way places with the sat nav, not just in the car, but when I get lost shopping etc!! And i can sportstracker my snowboarding holiday!! so I can see just how slow I am!!

Whilst traveling up to Tamworth Snowdome for a pre holiday warm up, i knitted a little sock for my new companion!
We are off to Tignes, France in under a week, and I cant wait.


I saw this on Random Snapshots site, and thought maybe anyone reading would like to get to knwo me a bit better.

A. Attached or single? Attached.
B. Best friend? Appart from the attatched? not at the moment.
C. Cake or pie? Pie i think
D. Day of choice? Thursday
E. Essential item? A project on the go. After that, the computer
F. Favorite colour? Not sure, pink?
G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms
H. Hometown? Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales, UK
I. Favorite indulgence? Toms pie for dinner once a week
J. January or July? January, maybe I'll get to see some snow.
K. Kids? Only on the weekend
L. Life isn’t complete without? My other half, we are best buddies
N. Number of magazine subscriptions: None, I dont read, I only look at pictures!!
P. Phobias? Maybe flappy insects, moths and wasps. My wimpness has developed recently.
Q. Quotes? um....
S. Season of choice? Winter for snowboarding
W. Worst habit? Biting nails, its worse than smoking.
X. X-ray or ultrasound? Ultrasound as i have never had one.
Y. Your favorite foods? Anything with gravy
Z. Zodiac sign? Taurus

Kitten Ear Hat - With ear flaps

The Kitten - With Ear Flaps.

Ideal snowboarding/skiing hat. Nice and snug to stay on but cute as hell. Added bonus, it covers your ears to keep out the chill.

What do you guys think?

Buy Online

Pink Hand Warmers - Get ready for winter

I decided to knit some hand warmers in the pink yarn I used to make the beret. I like them, they look great together.
Ideal for keeping you little mits toasty whilst cool in the current climate!
I seem to be doing a good bit of knitting at the moment. I feel like im neglecting crochet!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Chunky Cabled Beanie

This is my first cabled item :) I am quite pleased with it. I think i will be trying out more cabled ideas :)

Available on ETSY

Abacus Beaded Crochet Cuff - And Aldi Bargain

I had a vision last night, of what to do next with my chunky seed beads and new chunky cotton.

The Abacus Beaded Crochet Cuff. Made from Chunky mercerized cotton and large seed beeds. It is quite comfy to wear and very interesting.

Its available now on ETSY.

Lastly, I must say a big thank you to GlittyKnittyKnitty
for letting me know via her blog, about a ALDI bargain. I got 6 large knitting needles for £2.99 (a pound more expensive than glitty, but i dont mind). Since i have been knitting some chunky hats recently, these will come in handy.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Le Slouch

Well I finished Le Slouch - I love the Seed Stitch :)

But im unhappy about how it tuned out, as i dont like the little peaks it made on the top.
The decrease pattern was in 6 sections. I think im going to try again, and move down to 5 sections to see if this will sit flatter.