01 April, 2014

Bad Blogger

Wow, two weeks since I last blogged, I do find Instagram seems to be taking over alot of our blogging posts, my blog reading list is much smaller than it used to be, I think it's because instagram is instant and you get likes or comments rapidly, plus it's soooo much quicker just to post a picture lol...

I have to say, there hasn't actually been much sewing done around here, You'll see just how little there was tomorrow when I try and get my March makes posted. I've struggled to find time with decorating DS's bedroom, travelling 600km's round trip twice in 8 days to pick up and return cars, pick up another one. There's been stress, lots of running around and my sewing mojo has once again deserted me. I need to get a shift on with some quilts but really can't be naffed. Let's hope April is better for that.

I did however fancy the challenge of the Sew together sew along, the very talented Quilt Barn hosted a sew along, I watched all 5 parts appearing and decided it was do-able just. You know how I hate zippers, well this has 4 of the things EEEEKKK
 If I had just bought the pattern, I would have given up on stage 1, for me it most certainly wasn't the clearest instructions I've seen and if bags are that complicated, i'll be sticking to Sara@sewsweetness because I have nooooooooooo talent in pattern reading it appears.

But I followed the fab tutorial from quilt barn and step by step. Within 30 minutes of choosing the fabric i'd managed day one, Day two started on Tuesday with zippers eeek but I finished the whole thing by Tuesday evening. 
I think if your ok with zippers you'll be fine, if you can machine bind it'll be quicker, I'm absolutely crap so I hand stitched my binding on one side and if your slightly more accurate than me with your pouches you'll be fine. 
It just scrapes through as a march finish, a mirror dot marvel and even though Ds and dd want one each, not sure an experience I'll repeat #perhaps #sewtogethersewalong

I love all the mirror dots and am going to order more zippers, DS and DD want one but I'm thinking they might have to fight for them.... I *think* they might be great teacher gifts for end of term so I'm reckoning on getting two made by July :)

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  1. I read more blogs because of IG rather than instead of it, I've discovered loads of people that way :) Love your new background by the way and thanks for the sew together tip - I saw this pattern before but I had heard it can be a bit of a beat.

  2. It looks fab! I don't IG and don't care to, I actually prefer reading rather than just looking at pictures!

  3. I have not worked out how yo do instagram or pinterest so blogging is the route I have to take, Got a tablet at Xmas but likewise not good with it! I know blogging takes an age, I am up early and check what everyone has done and comment before breakfast, would not have the time if I worked but being retired it fits in well

  4. Hey all of us lose our mojo every now and then so you are in normal company with that. I've totally stayed away from Instagram so that I don't get hooked but I know I will be there eventually. It does look great. Nicely done.


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