Friday, 13 April 2012

Cute little Dumpling and a sale!

A year or so ago, in my wandering around blogs, I came across Keyka Lou with lots of lovely patterns for sale.

There were so many patterns that I wanted to buy, but I wanted to try out a tutorial to see how I would get on with their instruction style.

This was the result of the tutorial that I found for a dumpling purse.

Dumpling purse Dumpling purse

The instructions were clear and detailed so there were no moments of doubt.  I think that the pattern pieces are always A4 size so you may have to tape together some but you can always print at home.  There are links, in the document, back to the Keyka Lou website for hints and tips on getting the best finish. I could go on and on...

Well, Keyka Lou are currently having an anniversary sale, all patterns are $5.  I already have probably half of them and I can't recommend them more highly and no I get nothing for doing this, just the chance to show you my little purse :-)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

What the heck happened to March?

I ask myself that often!
To be honest the virus wiped me out in February and I sewed nothing.  I worked most days and some of those days were very difficult.  I slept the allotted 8 hours every night and felt a bit better.
To cut a dull story short, I'm laid up again and fed up with it.
I have sewn some lovely things, and that's from other people not just me blowing my own trumpet, but I haven't photographed most of it!!

Bag for the girl
A bag for the girl
I also found my new sewing machine.  I'm just working out how to justify paying that much money for so much fun!

Well yesterday I thought I should look at my very neglected blog and having found this immensely useful blog decided to create a banner.  What do you think?
It was very late when I finished so I used more pictures that I thought I would, but for a first attempt, I'm pleased :-)