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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by ewelsh, Apr 29, 2020.
Great door @ewelsh!
Aha - that explains it
I had yet another long day yesterday going up and clearing some more stuff from my mom's house.
She's got so much craft and needlework stuff it's ridiculous.
She had two sewing machines, a singer one and this thing.
And lots of gadgets and gizmos
I also found what looks to be a ton of crochet thread.
What with all the kit and my new fun purchases of cool fat quarters, I've got no excuse really have I?
What a lovely find I remember once finding an old fashioned wooden sewing box (the kind that opens out like a concertina) in a charity shop that was full of sewing implements, thread etc. It was like a little treasure trove and I spent a very happy afternoon going through all the haberdashery it contained (including 2 silver hallmarked thimbles) most of it dating from the 1920/30's !
SO SO much new door envy!! It looks fab!!
Loving that Viking sawing machine @MilleD solid as a rock those machines! Your mum had good taste.
So what is your project this time?
I thought the other one she had was a Singer, but it was a Bernina 1008. That looked to be an expensive piece of kit too! She had loads of accessories for it too - if I can find them in the heap of stuff that is now filling my spare room....
I think I want to learn how to make bags. I can sort of use a machine - I own a Pfaff 6152 that I bought when I lived in Germany-, and I think I understand the basic construction. Well I thought I did, but having looked online it looks complicated.
I think this is why I try things that maybe I might not have the skill for as I just assume everything is doable. Then come unstuck when it gets tricky
My latest bear, knitted this time and colours altered to make a veterinary nurse uniform as May is Vet nurse awareness month.
That is brilliant! How long did it take?
Thank you It took me about a week-trying to fit knitting time around home schooling and doing some work at home!
Wow! Only a week with all that going on.
Ooooh @MilleD I have some *serious* bobbin envy!
Hope you can use your mum's machine/s. When I use my inherited machine (husband's mum's) it makes me smile
So I had this bin in my bedroom!! Goodness knows low long I’ve had it... don’t think I realised how much I didn’t like it!!
I had the idea to paint and decoupage it.. but with pages from a book rather than usual paper (I didn’t really have any suitable paper). Now I’m part way through doing it and I can’t decide if I like it or think it’s too dull/messy....?? (I will obviously neaten off the bottom).
I have run out of mod podge so need to decide whether to spend £8 on a new 16oz tub (Amazon seems not to have the 8oz tub in stock, there will be lots and lots left over for the next project).
I like it this way, don’t find it at all boring!
I like it too! Definitely a keeper!
I’ve ticked off a few jobs during lockdown.
Fitted new curtain poles in newly decorated bedroom.
Shortened and hemmed the new curtains and hung them.
Hung the new framed Van Gogh prints on the bedroom wall to compliment an oil painting my late dad did of his Sunflowers.
Hung a new side gate on the house.
Sorted out 2 sheds.
Finally got round to making some roman blinds for the hall and landing.
Bought a duvet cover for the fabric. The walls are painted grey.
The other side of the cover can be used for another project.
Used the fabric from the old blind (another duvet cover) to make a table cloth to protect my table from the sun.
I like it, I think I might have mixed a little music manuscript in with it, just for a few points of difference.
I've got some mod Podge but I don't think I've ever used it...
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, it would obviously need a filter.
Could definitely use a backing but it's different at least.. The government guidelines are saying face coverings scarf is one of them and I could imagine some people using crochet type scarves if that's what people have to hand.
Ooooh mega excitement chez phas
soon ( 6-8 weeks)chez phas will be no more
got the confirmation today, that a family in a three bed, in a road Ive wanted to live in, since moving to this little market town at 18yrs of age, that only has about 4 council houses in the whole rd now
has chosen our 4 bed to swap with
they came today with all the papers to sign
Just got to wait for the inspector to visit and sign off on both houses
Im equally scared, excited, feeling sick and worried
now the hard graft begins
As im such a keeper and hoarder, i now have to go all Marie Kondo on the house
20 yrs of memories, kids stuff and crap to go