Friday, 6 May 2011

been sewing

it's safe to say little O is over the worst of the pox, she's back to her usual chirpy self {i'm just wishing i could tie her hands together to stop her picking the darn scabs off!}only joking of-course!


a few days ago i took the opportunity to get at the sewing machine during probably the 10th viewing of 'Dora the explorer' for that day, having sorted a stash of fabrics i wanted to make some more zippy wallets with, i changed my plan & made a mat for my sewing machine instead,

runner for the sewing machine

since we moved i now have space to keep my machine out all the time, i share a long desk with my darling dearest, he has his computer up one end & my machine is up the other, it works well, he has a wireless keyboard & mouse, so they can get hidden in his draw whilst i'm sewing, then when he wants the desk, my machine just gets pushed up against the wall, so it really needed a mat you see {to stop it scratching up the desk each time of-course} not so sure it needed to be quite so flowery, but i was working with the scraps i had!


runner for the sewing machine

runner for the sewing machine

you might notice this was made with the scraps from the pin wheel quilt {which has still yet to be quilted} i just made it up as i went along, it's slightly wonky & clearly not the neatest sewing i've done, but it's perfect for what it's intended for

runner for the sewing machine

{little O had given up on Dora by now & was trying to get in on the act, by informing me that i had in fact just made this so she could keep her legs warm before swiftly whisking it off to her bedroom}

10 comments:

  1. I love all the colours and prints together - who can blame little O for whisking it off, it's scrummy.

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  2. Love it! And little O's cute toes, too. Laura x

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  3. Sweet. It's lovely and I'm pleased to hear she's over the worst. Fingers crossed for the itchy time!

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  4. I love that! It's gorgeous. Glad Little O is getting over the pox, bloody evil childhood illness, I've got that to look forward to again with the baby. My other two boys had it at the same time so at least it was over and done with swiftly. xxx

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  5. I adore that mat, what gorgeous prints!

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  6. Lovely and the prints are gorgeous xx

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  7. That's lovely! I can see why little O wanted it for herself. :)

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  8. How lovely is that! And so inspirational -I have to say that I would probably have thrown the scraps away, but now you've made me realise I should be saving everything. Cx

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  9. Oh my goodness Kelly, you are so clever. It is lovely and looks absolutely perfect to me.
    so glad little O is feeling better
    j x

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