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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Stashbust in 2019
« on: August 07, 2019, 22:25:57 PM »
I’ve realised where I am going wrong with this stash busting lark. 

I’ve made some odd things for my DD and SIL over the years, think octopus legs for a fancy dress costume and a pair of sleeves for Freddy Kruger but I really enjoyed the latest request.

My beautiful 9 month old GD is going to her first Comicon as the Staypuft man from Ghostbusters.

My problem is that her dress took all of 0.5m but I bought about 1.7m to make it. I can never resist when @Francesca has one of her fabric clearouts.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Today... / Re: Special TSP birthday greetings
« on: August 07, 2019, 13:20:45 PM »
A very Happy Birthday @Kenora, hope you have a wonderful day.

A Good Yarn / Teaching a child to knit
« on: August 05, 2019, 22:41:47 PM »
I’ve been asked to teach my sons GFs daughter to knit. She will be spending some time with us each week once she and her mum move in with DS in the next few weeks.

I’m looking forward to it as a chance to get to know her better.

My problem is it best to start with  English style or do I teach her the Continental style I use.

My intention is to cast on about 30 stitches and do a few rows to give her something to work on. Learning to cast on first always seems so hard.

Today... / Re: Friday August 2nd.... Just
« on: August 02, 2019, 11:43:37 AM »
I’m just imagining Kris’s face when Fran tells him a indeterminate number of ladies of a certain age are turning up to his party, just to check she dipped the chocolate strawberries correctly  0_0

Well done @Sheilago , a lovely quilt, beautifully executed.

Today... / Re: August 1st... Thursday
« on: August 01, 2019, 13:44:13 PM »
Happy Yorkshire Day to you all 0_0 :drink:

Today... / Re: Special TSP birthday greetings
« on: August 01, 2019, 13:03:18 PM »
Happy Birthday @Helen M hope it’s not too soggy.

Fun with Fabric / Re: PLU and Fleece? Advice on fabrics please!
« on: July 31, 2019, 13:41:35 PM »
How about soft shell fleece, light but wonderfully warm and cosy.

It’s showerproof not fully waterproof, but it’s very difficult to make a handmade item fully waterproof anyway.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Stashbust in 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 13:40:58 PM »
I was very naughty in Bradford  0_0 0_0.

Two lots of fabric for GD plus some odds and sods of trimming as I have to make her look like the Staypuft man from Ghostbusters in a couple of weeks.

The trouble was I also bought some beautiful heavyweight denim for a skirt and a lovely fine grey denim which was intended for a shirt for DH but may get diverted my way. Also a remnant of georgette that will make a lovely blouse.

On the plus side this weekend I used a grand total of half a meter plus a scrap of sheeting to create this as a toile for GD.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Patterns Discussion / Re: Love Notions Melody Dolman
« on: July 29, 2019, 13:23:23 PM »
That’s lovely @Fiona M   

I looked at that pattern when it was released but wasn’t sure about it. I may have to reassess.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Coat - comfy or elegant? or flashy?
« on: July 29, 2019, 13:20:35 PM »
Number 2 for me.

The fabric is absolutely lovely and the simple lines of of the second coat will show it off to great advantage.

Today... / Re: Under the Radar Birthday Wishes
« on: July 28, 2019, 15:05:08 PM »
More good wishes from me, have a wonderful day :cake: :toast: :flower:

In the wardrobe / Re: I've slunk in from the Darkside
« on: July 24, 2019, 18:59:34 PM »
No pics for me Imi.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Stashbust in 2019
« on: July 23, 2019, 20:46:27 PM »
I am going on a trip tomorrow with my sewing group, The Shuttle at Shipley and then Bombay Stores.

My plan is to only buy for my baby GD, please help me be strong.

Today... / Re: Tuesday 23rd July
« on: July 23, 2019, 18:30:50 PM »
Excuse me @justpottering I have just publicly declared my weight and have confirmed  I’m on a diet.

You’ve just put an awful lot of temptation in my way >:)

Good job I’m busy tomorrow or I might just be on my way south.

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