Friday, 21 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Photo taken from Today's Metro
A whole article on Knitting by Kristina Georgiou, how cool is that! It certainly cheered up such a miserable start to the week. It promotes knitting help.com and ravelry.com for new knitters and cool patterns on Knitty.com (yes Kyoko the one you recommended). I'm really interested in checking out these website, but will have to resist until the craft fair is over as I really need to focus on my baking over the next few weeks. I have noticed that there has been an increase in articles in British magazines and newspapers on buying 'Handmade', there was an article in the Metro a few weeks ago promoting Etsy.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
My Mum also complained that the handle of my first bag looks too messy. So she taught me how to correct my mistake by:
- ripping out the seam,
- make a larger gap towards the top of one side of the handle,
- turn the end of the two handles so the right sides are facing each other and sew across,
- turn the handle back to the right sides should all be neatly sewed together
- close the gap that was opened when top stitching the edge.
It is a difficult to explain so please excuse the inexperienced instructions.
My Mum has agreed to teach me how to sew now...yay! She has refused for 30 years, probably because I broke my first sewing machine....Hee! Hee! Seriously, I think she wanted me to get a career first, but now that I'm a Mother and a Wife, I need to be able to sew so I can mend/make basic clothes at home....so she has agreed. I originally thought of spending £390 to learn, but there is a lot more I can do with that kind of money, so I have decided to buy some books and patterns instead.