Saturday, 25 June 2016

Just a quickie!! ...

Hello to you all!

I hope everyone is well!  We have been super busy here as it is nearing the end of the school year for my kiddies!  They will have finished for the summer this Thursday,  It is Conor's final days at Primary school so things have been crazy!

Here he is showing off his new PE top for secondary school!!  (excuse the messy background!!)

Conor

The back of Conor!
I have managed to make a little bag/case and put a zip onto it ... well in a fashion lol 

A cute bag!
Cara wants me to make her a pencil case for school in September!!  That will be fun!!

I also have bags to make for Teacher gifts so I had better get my skates on as there only a few days left!!

Then when the summer starts we plan to sew and stitch the weeks away :D

Have a fun time crafting!
Bye for now
Love Me
xxxx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Golly Gosh!

Hello there bloggers!

Wow it has been a month since my last posting ... naughty me!  Well in my defence (lol) my computer gave up on me so I had to wait til I could get another one!  So ... here I am ... back again to torment and annoy lol

James is now home from Uni for the summer holidays!  The gang is back together again! :D

Yesterday was Cara's 6th Birthday :D She had a brilliant day!  Tomorrow we will have a party in a Kiddies adventure soft ball playground!  That will be fun :D 


I haven't done much cross stitch or sewing other than gifts or things the kiddies have asked for!!  I am in the process of finishing off teacher gifts and I did a few cushions as a birthday present!  I am going to use the covers I did as a practise for my own sofa!  They don't look too bad lol

Practice Cushion
Penguin Cushion for Conor
Apple Cushion
The children also decided they wanted to learn to play Tennis!

So off we went to the Omagh Lawn Tennis Club!

James booked a court for us for an hour on Friday and we had such great fun!!

Katie, Cara and Mark

video

Well, I must get back to making the teachers end of school year gifts!  The school Summer Holidays start on 30th June!!  Eeeek not much time left lol

Have fun and see you all soon!

Bye for now
Heather
xoxox

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Time flies ...

Hello All,

Wow I can't believe it has been over a week since my last posting in the A-Z Challenge!

I have been crafting and making 'behind the scenes' haha!!  Plus my mum came to visit for 5 days, which was totally fantastic :D  

I got really fed up hunting for stuff that I needed when sewing/making so I went out and bought a few storage boxes, pinched a shelf unit from my bedroom and I now have mine and kiddies sewing stuffs all organised :D

All in the one place!!
Boxes with our pen-pal letters in
Boxes of fabric and wool
Accessories in boxes in between!!

Fab fab fab!!  I just love this layout!

Miss Katie photo-bombed me lol
Cheeky Monkey!
I have started a cushion for Conor but I haven't  got too far though!!  Here is his penguin which will be sewn on ASAP 

Made from felt and hand sewn together
He does need some eyes I think :D

Cara did have a plastic type bag that the school give the children at the start of a new school year, to put their homework in.  Well Cara's got a hole in the bottom!!  So after a few carrier bags that ended up with holes in the bottom I decided to make her a bag.  I think the problem was she kept dragging the bags on the floor, as they where nearly bigger than her, which was why she ended up with holes in the bottom!!  

Pleased with her bag :D

one side

other side
I use two different designs of fabric, which was sent to the girls, by Jean.  I have lined the bag on the inside with iron-on interfacing!!  Lets hope that is strong enough to last until the end of June!!  

Last but not least ... my mum as taught me to knit!!  :D


Me ... Knitting!
Wow weeee ... I never thought I would ever enjoy knitting but I certainly did :D

I had better go and get myself sorted for school run!!

Bye for now,

Love and hugs
Heather
xxxxx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Z is for ... #atozchallenge



A to Z Challenge 2016

Z is for ... Zips
Which is something I have yet to try!
But I do have some on order!



Zips are handy little things ... They keep the cold winters wind off you because you can zip up your coat!

They stop the children's homework falling out of their school bag ... well, that's if the kiddies remember to zip their bags up lol 

Just like buttons ... they stop your clothes falling off which could leave you in an embarrassing position if that happened!!!  

I really do hope that you have enjoyed my A-Z Challenge posts.  I have really enjoyed writing my posts and please do pop by again!

Thank you to our hosts over on the A-Z Challenge blog!  Many many thanks for a great 26 days of blogging! 

This weekend, a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend I shall be sewing/stitching/making until my heart can sing no louder lol ... so watch out for the 'show-off' posts of my goodies lol  (or disasters!!) 

Take care
Hugs
Heather
xoxoxo

Friday, 29 April 2016

Y is for ... #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge 2016

Y is for ... Why I love to craft! 
Which is something I really do enjoy!

I really enjoy my crafting!!  With recently learning how to use the sewing machine, then my world is my oyster!!  I just love to craft, not only to make things, but it keeps me active and it is very calming and soothing :D

Here is just a few of the things I have made for school classrooms, teachers, kiddies and myself!! 


For Katie
For Conor
For Mark
For School Colour Table
I have stitch all the colour names
in their colour!!
Round Robins
Teacher Gifts 2015
Teacher Gifts
Cara's Cushion
Floppy Pots

And lastly ... something for me!

Mine!
So as you can see ... all this yummy stuff ... is WHY I love to craft!

Last letter tomorrow!!  Wow this months has gone fast!!

Bye for now
Hugs
Heather



Thursday, 28 April 2016

X is for ... #atozchallenge

A - Z Challenge 2016

X is for ... X-stitch (AKA Cross Stitch)
Which is something I love to do and have done since 1999!!!

Just stitchin the day away!!  



I 'found' my lovely hobby in a shop called Woolworths!

I saw a gorgeous Winnie-The-Pooh picture on the from of a plastic box, which had paper, threads and a needle inside!!  I looked at this funny looking things for a while and put it back on the shelf thinking 'I can't do that!'  

Well, I thought about this funny looking thing all for a while, then I went back to Woolworths and bought it!!

It took me nearly 5 hours to read and understand the instructions and sort the threads into the correct colour piles lol 

Oh my, oh my, oh my I have never looked back since!!  I was totally hooked from that day on!!  It took me a whole week to finish this little picture!  I think I was at it for about 12 hours a day lol!
Brilliant!!  

HOOKED!!

My first ever X-Stitch :D 
It is however looking a little worse for wear in the frame!!  

X is also for ... xstitchchick ... which is what my Twitter name is!  Very fitting I think! 

I hope you like this post and it made you smile!

Hugs
Heather
xoxoxox

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

W is for ...#atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge

W is for ... Wrong side of fabric Whip stitch and Wadding

Right side                                   Wrong side
Image from
http://www.kids-sewing-projects.com/
Which is a new term I am getting use too!

Wrong side basically means the back of the fabric ... the side without the nice pattern on!

The right side of the fabric is the side you want everyone to see!!

Sometimes, with some patterns its like putting a jigsaw puzzle together with right sides and wrong sides lol

Whip Stitch is something that I am getting use to doing as now I use my sewing machine a lot I need to close 'the gaps' after adding wadding (Stuffing!!) 

Whip Stitch
Here is a lovely video link -  How to Whip Stitch

Different types of Wadding
Image from www.feltcomponents.com
Wadding can come in a big bag that looks like cotton candy or in rolls which will be used more for quilting.

I hope you enjoyed this post :D

See you tomorrow
Hugs
Heather
xoxox