Sunday, January 17, 2010

A bit of sewing

Little Miss was whisked away yesterday morning for a sleepover at the beach (Mornington Peninsula), lucky thing. As a thank you I made the brave woman having my child and her friend a chookstop- she loves chickens, and I later found out her kitchen has a blue theme! So it can be used everywhere, really. It could also be a heat bag, it has a combination of rice and an old heat bag's innards, which I've recycled as I don't like the fabric on the heat bag anymore.

While the child was away, mummy will play- at Nonna's house again. This time it was take it all, the leftovers were off to the tip! I was pretty restrained, bringing home a lot of dust, seeing as this was the fabric pile when I walked in....

I brought home the roll of paper she used for patterns (and great for cut and paste, drawing or patterns!); about 6 half rolls of light grey interfacing; and the 2 plastic tubs I filled with fabric and the like.

These cottons are probably never going to be used by me, I got so many last time, so am offering them up to whoever wants them (minus over locker cotton, I'll keep those ones, sorry!)


and I scored some great patterns, of course, being the pattern slut I am. Have to shift some on, probably all my baby ones I don't use so I can keep collecting vintage dresses etc.

There is still the Yamato overlocker and Consew industrial machine they are umming and ahhing over; I found the manuals online last night, and now I am umming and ahhing over them!
Off to sew before pick up time. Oh, watched this last night, great flick, and filmed in the good old western suburbs!

7 comments:

Andi said...

Chook stop. Funny!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

That's cool, a novelty heat bag. I live for mine!! My 34y.o. shoulders just aren't the same anymore, after a decade of pro sewing & parenting, oh my aching back!! Nice gesture though & what a lovely place for a sleep over. Love Posie

Ashleigh said...

Don't you just love parents fabric stash. I wonder if we'll have a room full and try to pass it to our kids when we're older! Funny thought and very likely! Glad you've enjoyed some well earned you time.

nicp42 said...

I wish my mum had kept her fabric stash. I asked her about it a while back and she said she'd ditched it in the Vinnie's direction. Boo.

bakeandsew said...

Lovely chook - hope your friend liked it.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

My mojo i srunning very low - but your post has inspired me - going to go and cut some things out NOW!!

Nikki said...

Oh, I hope not too much of Nonna's things get thrown out!!! WHy don't they donate the leftovers to an op-shop?

Sorry I've not been able to contact you since your text - keep forgetting to charge up the mobile and have a new home computer that doesn't have your email address on it.Three words - EBAY THE MACHINES!!!