Saturday, October 1, 2011

When one thing leads to another...

This is what happens when you get your sewing machines out to give them a clean...

You remember that pair of corduroy jeans you bought ages ago that are still sitting in the bag in the wardrobe...

They were a bargain at $40 down from $149.95 - they are R.M Williams and are such a great fit... except for the length.

Then again, I always have a problem with length and am accustomed to shortening all of my trousers.

So, then I made up a little drawstring bag and burp cloths for a relative's new twin boys (who are oh-so-cute!) but I forgot to take a photo of it.  I got the idea from here.

And because I love Posie Patchwork's blog and would love to have a go at making some of what she does, silly me thought, "How hard can it be?"

So I gathered up some scraps from my scrap fabric bag and this is what I came up with.

It was going to be a bag but because everything was cut without measuring (why is it my things always go missing???  that's right, i have children!!!) it came out kind of crooked.

I had to do some trimming to try and get it into a square shape and decided it will become a (small) cushion instead.

I think it looks cute and quirky.

Not bad for a first attempt and I had no idea what I was doing.

Maybe next year I might invest in a cutting board...


  1. I am not sure if i have left a comment or not, the computer did a little spin just as I had finished! Anyway thankyou for coming to visiting my blog at the little black cow blog and I have so enjoyed looking at yours. I love the 'no measuring ' that is my kind of sewing.
    So interested to hear about your riding lessons too as I have just started riding again (and I don't remember anything from when I could!) .

  2. Thanks for dropping by. I love the picture of the black cow on your blog. I love cows.

    Enjoy your riding, it's a wonderful way to relax. I would love to own a horse of my own, but that's one of those 'one day...' plans for now.


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