Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WOYWW


Anyone who knows me will know that this is the MOST unlikely WOYWW for me. Yes that is a sewing machine, and yes, those are two HUGE bolts of fabric. I am hoping to turn them into bedding and curtains for one of the spare bedrooms.

It is all Dolly Traybakes fault. She is the fabric Queen, and when she was here last week I made the fatal mistake of showing her the fabric stash that I have hidden in the barn. Totally fatal!

The idea had been that she would fall in love with some of it, take it home and turn it into something fabulous dahling. Sorta didn't quite happen like that! She knows that I have been itching to do something about the furnishings and decoration of said bedroom and what evented was that I would make bed linen, bolsters and curtains.

So far I am amazed at myself, I have made two pillowcases, and they look like pillowcases! (they are the striped material) The patterned fabric sitting waiting for me to continue, is the curtains, apparently they are going to be box lined (whatever that is) with the blue fabric still all nicely wrapped up. This has to be taken into the sitting room to be unrolled, measured and cut, hopefully this time without managing to slice my finger open with the metal measure! I have my notes, I understand them and I am ready to carry on. Wish me luck!

26 comments:

Sue said...

Oh well done if i get my sewing machine out it all goes to pot! so i don't bother anymore!lol, have good day, sue,x

Dawn said...

Good luck it's all streight lines so you should be fine lol(says she who would find a streight line impossible lol)

joey said...

Hiya,

I would love to have the ability to sew, I bet the room will look gorgeous when finished!

Joey.xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, it had to happen gal, she's got some fine skills that Dolly Traybake - negotiating and convincing among them! And the gals are right - it will all look fab and you can be doubly smug!

Lothian Crafts said...

Look forward to seeing your room once you have finished. Must get my sewing machine out soon.

Becky Cornish said...

Your things will look fab trust me i am new to sewing and as a new years resoulution wanted to learn something new , i have made bedding for my youngest sons bedroom , so you will be able to do it and everytime you walk into the room you will have a great sense of achivement , good luck have a good week

Becky

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well done on the sewing and good luck with the rest of it :)
Anne x

Gez said...

Oooh sounds like you're going to be busy. Have fun.xx

Paula Gale said...

I wished I had a sewing machine - been thinking about buying one of those £20 ones - its about all i need!!!

Paula x x x

hope the quilt cover looks like a quilt cover when you've done it = rather you than me!!! x

Wipso said...

Oh how lovely. This is work right up my street. It's what I do on a daily basis so please feel free to shout if you get stuck. Lovely fabric.
A x

Pam said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy, happy sewing. Hugs Pam x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

How good are you making your own home furnishings, think I will stick to card making LOL. Have a good Wednesday, Tracy Evans x

Nine said...

Good luck !!

Thanks for sharing

Helen said...

Well done you! I can barely sew a button on...

Helen said...

Well done you! I can barely sew a button on...

misteejay said...

Just remember...no messy fingers whilst working with fabric LOL

Can't wait to see the final results of all this industry.

Toni :o)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Good luck....the fabric is beautiful!

xx

Hels Sheridan said...

*swoons* for goodness sake don't let Grim see that you are making curtains... I have just bought several pairs for the new house after telling him it is impossible to make curtains ROFL Can't wait to see 'em though :O))

Kathy said...

Well good on you for getting down to that sewing!.... We won't mention the big boxes full of fabric that lurk behind the door of the big walk-in cupboard where I can't see them

Spyder said...

I'm a rubbish sewer! so well done on starting on your bedroom things. Although I did make some things for my girls when they were little and...ooo memories coming back, I have made curtains too!!

(Lyn))

Jan said...

Can't wait to see your new curtains! Thanks for the snoop!

Linda Elbourne said...

Blimey girl ... Good Luck ... but erm ... are you sure you have n't started ... erm ... rather big :0)

Lyn said...

Good gravy, ffrogster, am I believing what I am seeing? (and I recognise that table!) After everything you said - I'm mega impressed. All I can say is - go, Go Girl, Dolly Traybake, and I hope to enjoy those pillow cases and curtains at some point :D

Well done T!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! I am impressed! I once made a bed cover that barely managed to fit! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my you are ambitious!

Thistleblue said...

Well done you're really getting through all that sewing!

hugs
Michelle
xx