Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New Chromebook Cover :)

I turned the dreaded 30 this month so to cheer myself up treat myself I've bought a new Samsung Google Chromebook.

As I sit here waiting for it to be delivered I decided to make myself a new case for it (because every new electrical purchase deserves a new accessory!). I went off the measurements given on the Amazon website and added 1.5" to the length and depth. I used iron on velcro as my machine doesn't like sewing it on. I've left one piece unattached for now so I can see the fit and know where to best place it when it gets here. It's lined with soft fleece too. I keep meaning to add tutorials so I will do a tute for this at some point this week.

Here it is... lets hope it fits!!!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Henry has chickenpox :(

This week has been hard. After not sleeping all night (no exaggeration!), Henry woke up with spots on his face and legs. After a trip to the docs he confirmed my suspicion that he has chickenpox. It's awful to see him so itchy and unwell but after 4 days they are starting to clear up. He's feeling much better although still not eating much.

I've been thinking about taking up jewellery making - yet another craft that I will probably get bored of after a month as my hubby pointed out. We shall see!

It's my Birthday on the 25th. I'm going to be the big 30. I can't believe it. I'm officially a grown up!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Extra Long Sock Monkey Finished!

My lovely hubby picked me up some toy stuffing and wadding from John Lewis on the way home so I got to work finishing my sock monkey. It took a lot of hand sewing but I'm pleased with the result.

I just need to choose a name for him, package him up and send him to my cousins little boy Gabriel who collects them.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I've decided this year is going to be wonderful. I'm going to make a living from doing something creative - what exactly I'm not sure yet! I'd like to have another baby too. That's not too much to ask is it?!

Craft wise I'm going to be setting up a Facebook Page and instead of making things to order, I will make things and sell them as I go. That way there's no pressure to make things over and over.

I spent NYE babysitting and sewing an extra long sock monkey for my cousins little boy. I really need to invest in a new sewing machine that can take a walking foot because sewing a sock is hard work!! Starting the new year with a little hand-sewing can't be bad. It's a shame the shops are closed today because I've ran out of toy stuffing!

Here's what I have so far. Any name suggestions?