Tuesday, 20 December 2016

To Do List 22


It is nearly Christmas!!! Yayyyyy!

I am more looking forward to having 11.5 days off of work to be honest!

I had a very productive weekend after cancelling all my plans, I was tired and grumpy and REALLY suffering with heartburn (really should keep away from Christmas nibbles!) so I retreated to my sewing table - or cutting table should I say!

Here is what I got done:

26. More bibs - I cut 12 bibs from scraps, once these are sewn I won't be needing any more for a while I don't think

Lullaby Layette Romper - whale
35. Bind neckline
36. Add sleeves
37. Bind legs
38. Add elastic
39. Sew gusset
40.  Add snappers

Lullaby Layette Romper - bee
41. Bind neckline
42. Add sleeves
43. Bind legs
44. Add elastic
45. Sew gusset
46.  Add snappers

M7038 Dungarees - Rabbits
47. Trace Pattern
48. Cut fabric

M7038 Top - Yellow
53. Trace Pattern
54. Cut fabric

This is 17 out of 57 (29.8%) BUT I then went a bit mental with cutting up new things to do:

M7038 Dugarees - Denim
M7038 Top - Teal
M7038 Top - Duck egg
A-Line dress - Pink flower
A-Line dress - rabbits
A-Line dress - rose
A-Line dress - teal

So my To Do List actually got longer:

I am still waiting on the fabrics from South Korea arriving, I am sure some of these will get bumped up the list when that happens! I have the day off exclusively set aside for sewing and Christmas movies so hopefully I can hammer through some of these as well as getting stuck in over New year during my time off. 

I really do wish you all the happiest of Christmas's and all the best for the New Year!

Hope you are all as excited for 2017 as I am!
Kristy xxx 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Fabric Shopping 9


How is everyone's Thursday?

I had my scan - pic is on my Instagram if you want a nosey - everything is all fine, seeing 'normal' written over all the information is a great relief. Unfortunately Baby did not behave well and the sonographer wasn't 100% sure of gender but was 75% sure was a little girl! Very exciting and we have already started to refer to the baby as 'She' - definitely better than 'It'!

Now, since my first scan I have been very restrained, or so it has felt with the amount I want to buy. Especially fabric wise...but on prepping photos for this doesn't feel like I have been very refrained but hey ho!

So these first items were from this eBay seller; they are being posted from South Korea and not yet arrived, as soon as they have I will update this as to comment on their quality, and this seller has so many gorgeous fabrics I am hoping they are as lovely as they look so I can buy more!

All of them are 100% cotton and I bought half a metre of each. My total was £16.30 which included £5 delivery. These were bought with unisex in mind and I cannot wait to sew up a pair of rubber duck dungarees!

Along side these I have just bought some plain fabrics to try make some full outfits/use remnants up from one of my all time favourite fabric shops Oh Sew Crafty - their customer service is always brilliant and quick delivery (sometimes next day!) 

Again, half a metre of each 100% cotton.

Last week I discovered the Cloth House of Soho has opened a fabric warehouse shop up on the street I work on...this is dangerous!

I bought two half a metre lengths:

A stretch denim

A thicker canvas-type cotton 
The denim was £6/m and the canvas £4/m.

I then went and left them on the tube!!!!!!!! Devastated! But I have to say I went back today and replaced them as was so upset!

I have bought a dark teal cotton to go with the canvas from Oh Sew Crafty too - really hard to tell on colours on screen if it will match but I am hoping so!

While in the Cloth House I have bought some more fabrics too:

This gorgeous jersey remnant that measures 80cm x 145cm was only £2.50! I am just going to overlock the edges and sew down into a blanket, it is so soft and snuggly and seems such a shame to not utilise both sides of the fabric!

This was £4/m I think and really reminds me of the yorkshire rose, it is wide so just bought half a metre. It is a cotton but a bit thicker like the cream above - gorgeous pinafore coming up in that!

And finally another remnant 100cm x 150cm for £3! Not too sure what this is destined for yet!

Oh so very exciting!

Thanks for reading,
Kristy xxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

To Do List 21

I wasn't going to do one of these this week, but I am clock watching and bored at work. Work has really slowed down on the run up to Xmas and I have my 20 week scan at 4pm; I am anxious and excited in equal measures and just want to get it over with! Anyway,...

This week has been fairly productive even though my weekend was disrupted.

I have realised if I sit on the sofa after dinner I fall asleep, then don't sleep at night, so in an effort to keep awake I have been heading to my sewing table for an hour or so and get an early night in.

The things I have done this week:

Lullaby Layette trousers:
4. Sew whales
5. Add elastic to whales

Lullaby Layette Shirt (seahorse)
42. Sew placket
43. Sew shoulders
44. Bind neckline
45. Add sleeves
46. Hem
47. Add snappers

Lullaby Layette Romper (whale)
48. Sew placket
49. Sew shoulders

Lullaby Layette Romper (fox)
56. Sew placket
57. Sew shoulders
58. Bind neckline
59. Add sleeves
60. Bind legs
61. Add elastic
62. Sew gusset
63. Add snappers

Lullaby Layette Romper (Bee)
64. Sew placket
65. Sew shoulders

20 out of 68 (27.4%) isn't that bad!!!

I am planning some sewing time going ahead too, I have managed to gain an extra day off of work at home before Christmas (yayyy) and I am back in London 28th December so actually get 5 days off at home which I am very happy about!

So here is my sewing plan...

I have a feeling this will grow as of this afternoon when I find out my babies gender!

Exciting times!

Enjoy your Christmas run up and if I do not get back on here before the big day, Merry Christmas to you all!
Thanks for reading as usual!
Kristy xxx

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

To Do List 20


Happy Tuesday! I am getting in full Christmas spirit and cooking my big Christmas meal on Saturday for friends so will be a busy week for me! I do enjoy it though!

I managed to get through quite a lot this week too...

Christmas Presents
2. Buy frame
3. Sew Aprons - all 7 sewn up
4. Add tape to aprons - all 7 done
5. Sew hats - 2 out of 7 done

Lullaby Layette Trousers
7. Recut whale fabric
8. Overlock whales

13. Buy backing fabric

Sleeping bag
23. buy zip

Lullaby Layette Romper
43. Sew legs
44. Sew in elastic
45. Add snappers
46. Plan more

Number 46 definitely rang true - I planned many more! I adore this pattern and you will be treated to a super long blog post soon enough I am sure. I managed to:

  • Cut seahorse shirt
  • Overlock seahorse shirt
  • Cut whale romper
  • Overlock whale romper
  • Cut fox romper
  • Overlock fox romper
  • Cut bee romper
  • Overlock bee romper
Overall I managed to get 23 out of 48 done - 23% - and a bit more!

Here is this weeks to do list;

I have really broken down some of these tasks as know I don't have much time now so I may not get much done but can try doing a little bit at a time when I can squeeze it in - something I really should try to get used to doing I think!

Have a great week :)

Kristy xxx
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