Monday, 16 January 2017

To Do List 24


It has been two weeks since my last update, was hoping to do these weekly but to be honest I am sure noone needs to read them weekly (or at any point to be fair) but these are for my own motivation so will carry on!

All baby making central around here - I am going to have to rein it in a bit I think, this baby will be having a new outfit everyday for the first 3 months if I aren't careful!

So, things off of my list i have got done:

25. Reprint lullaby layette so can use different sizes
43. Sew
44. Top stitch

Soooo only 3 out of 54 BUT I have done more instead of sticking to the list:

  Sew/Overlock blanket – Cream
Panda blanket
Lullaby layette jacket
Kwik sew romper - raindrops
M6015 dress - robot
M6015 dress - ducks - cut fabric and lining
M6015 dress - Red flower - cut fabric and lining

I don't feel too lazy after seeing that!!!

I have also decided to push back some of the things off of my list:
M7038 Dungarees - the rabbit ones I made have come up really big so will leave these for a while
M7038 tops - Duck egg and teal - again its massive (and I really didn't enjoy sewing them!) so these are pushed back a while and therefore removed off of my list
Sleeping bag - I looked into making them and decided buying was better I am afraid! It has been removed!

So here is this weeks:

My fabric collection shrunk by 7 pieces (2 awaiting sewing but have been cut!) but it may have also grown:


So my list of fabrics isn't actually that much shorter:

1.       Lemon/pink flannel
2.       Giraffe cotton
3.       Star cotton
4.       Monster cotton
5.       Lobster cotton
6.       Safari cotton
7.       Black sweatshirt
8.       Geese 
9.       Gingham 
10.   Whales
11.   Square denim
12.   Flamingos 
13.   Black/White Flower 
14.   Blue Stars
15.   Navy rabbits

16.   Flower polyester

I am trying my absolute best to not buy anything else (unless its to match what already have!)
so next update will hopefully have a very shrunken stash!

As always, thanks for reading!!!
Enjoy your week ahead!
Kristy xxx

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

To Do List 23

Happy New Year!! Did you all have a good break? I hope so! Mine was very relaxed and quiet, but I don't necessarily feel relaxed today back at work but hey ho! There is no one about today (hence the blog post) so I am taking it easy for the day!

I didn't get anywhere near as much sewing done as I hoped, I did some but mostly before Christmas not in the 5 days was back in London after, we decided to try do some improvements to our home in preparation for Baby arriving, which basically means tried to increase storage space, a trip to IKEA, £300 later and we sat all day yesterday building cupboards! Not my idea of fun but it will be worth it!

So, here is what I did get done:

Christmas Presents
1.       Finish cross stitch - FORGOT TO TAKE A PHOTO OF IT FINISHED!!
2.       Sew hat – Lily – Ellie – Heidi – Emily

3.       Add velcro to hat – Lily – Ellie – Heidi – Emily – James – Ewan

M7038 Dungarees - Rabbits
36.       Sew straps
37.       Sew front
38.       Add band
39.       Sew legs
40.       Add snaps

M7038 Top - Yellow
43. Sew back
44.       Add sleeves
45.       Bind neckline
46.       Hem

A-Line Dress – Pink Flowers
65.    Sew up
66.       Close opening
67.       Add snaps

A-Line Dress – Teal
70.       Sew up
71.       Close opening
72.       Add snaps

A-Line Dress – Rose
73.       Sew up
74.       Close opening
75.       Add snaps

A-Line Dress – Rabbit
76.       Sew up
77.       Close opening
78.       Add snaps

Which is 24 out of 81 from my last #kristystodolist (29.6%). Not too bad but was really hoping to wipe it out. Never mind...

This week going to be hard to squeeze in some sewing time, I have to head back up north tomorrow for a funeral and then I am at my OH's friends birthday party overnight in Kent, then the weekend after the in-laws are visiting London so doubt will get too much done again so you may not hear from me for a couple of weeks.

Here is my next list;

On top of this list I have done a bit of an inventory of the many pieces of fabric I keep buying to try keep it in check - at which I am failing badly! I can't decide what to sew though...I have half a metre of each:

Lemon/pink flannel
Duck cotton
Giraffe cotton
Raindrop cotton
Star cotton
Robot cotton
Monster cotton
Lobster cotton
Safari cotton
Panda sweatshirt
Black sweatshirt
Plain denim
Red flower
Square denim

Hopefully I will have made some decisions about the above before my next list!

Wishing you a lovely new year and all the best for 2017!
Kristy xxx

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