I was so inspired by my new sewing space that I blogged about yesterday that I went straight up there after breakfast!
I had in mind a couple of things I wanted to do and guess what I did both!
First up, I wanted to make a cover for my Kindle which was a Christmas present. I can't believe something that expensive comes without at least a basic cover but that's another story altogether. Anyway obviously I didn't have a pattern or anything so I just made something up, I knew I needed a lining, a stiffener and some nice fabric for the cover. I used a scrap I had from my living room curtains, so I used that rather than use something new, just in case I messed up! Here at the pics of the process!!
First up fabric & lining cut
Next up attaching the stiffener to the barkcloth fabric
AND the finished product with a very cute button on, which looks like it doesn't quite match in the picture, but believe me in real life it does look very nice.
This is the back of the Kindle cover
And just to prove it IS a Kindle cover!!
And lastly, looking very stylish on my bedside cabinet!
Once I'd finished that I decide to embark on a project I've been meaning to for ages. I had a really sturdy nice 50's footstool that I use all the time - I'm short and it's not comfortable for me to sit on the sofa with my feet on the floor, I can't quite reach! Anyway we've had the stool for years and it is very much worse for wear now. I wanted to cover it in the same barkcloth as I've used above as this matches our living room curtains. I've never done anything like this before, so just played it by ear again, eeek!
Here it is you can see how nice it is.
But it's so wrecked!
So I took the legs off and took it apart and this is what I was left with, not what I expected at all!
It actually didn't even take long to end up with this!
It's not perfect, I learnt some lessons as I was going it, but I'm pretty pleased with it.
I'm tempted to go back upstairs and try something else but both those projects required some brain power and I'm not sure I could work anything else out today!!
So there we go I've kickstarted the sewing big style. I will make clothes but I want to kick start my weight loss before I start making clothes again. So the next couple of months will be mostky crafty sewing and then hopefully I'll start the clothes making.
Oh and talking about resolutions I'm pleased to say I've had an alcohol free, food treat free weekend YAY!