Friday, 18 July 2014

Tarting up a plain cardi...

I bought a standard navy cardigan from H&M but it was far too plain for me. I thought some white lace or ric rac would look great and lucky for me my local fabric shop had just enough lonely white jumbo ric rac left on a spool!

I pinned, pinned and pinned then I sewed the ric rac onto the cardi using really long stitches.

I went really slowly because I didn't want to stretch the fabric out under the trim.

I think it looks pretty good, and it only really too five minutes. 

I tried to do it on my old, cheap sewing machine but it just stretched the cardigan out and it looked rubbish. My new shiny Brother is the bees' knees!

I might have to do some more cardigan and jumper sewing!


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hey did I show you this?

I’ve been spending a lot of time here these days:

If you’d like to pop by and say hello, you might see such things as this…

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…and this…

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…that’s mum meeting Grayson Perry last month with some of our students. I bought a new frock specially!

You also get some great rambling posts, many of which rival these for disparate nonsense but are much more brief and slightly more ceramics-centric (but not much).

Anyway, wave if you’re passing through!