For further details on what WOYWW means and how to join in, go to Julia's fab and bright yellow-spotty blog, Stamping Ground.
My photos this week show my new addiction - sewing! I have had my machine for well over a year, but had hardly touched it - from fear of the unknown mainly. I kept saying to myself that I would get the instruction book out and have a play - and finally this actually happened. I found a bag kit that I had in my stash and so far have done about 50% of the handles. Was forced to stop when I realised that I needed to be set up with the basic equipment - iron (£5 from Morrisons), ironing board (old one still down in our boiler room), rotary cutter/cutting mat/ruler (great prices and choices over at http://www.minervacrafts.com/).
I plan to get the handles finished later (I was going to say if I manage to get the planned housework done and also have papercrafting to do - but I need to be positive and say the handles WILL BE STITCHED!) and may even start on the main part of the bag. All very simple, I know, but all good practice on using my machine and the many varied techniques involved.
I will do a separate post soon on the online course I have purchased - where I make a cushion and a SKIRT (yes, the tutor promises that I will have a skirt made by the end of the course). Again, positive thinking required - and I hope that the family sewing skills (both my mum and younger sister are very skilled) are somewhere hidden in my genes.
Papercrafting has also been a big part of my recent life. I made my 2nd parchment craft card, journaling continues, digital scrapbooking, using my new Ebosser and made some Mothers Day gifts for my mum. I also have some foiling products to review for the Docrafts Creativity magazine.
The BIG CRAFT ROOM CLEAROUT continues - with sewing/cross stitching/yarn supplies to be sorted.
Hope that everyone is ok. I have been reading a few blogs when I have a spare few minutes.
Ah yes - must attach photos!
Snazzy purple cutting mat and ruler - and fairly
tidy desk areas (look at the sunshine so early in the morning!)
My little sewing machine table. The stripy things
are the partly-finished handles for my very first bag.