Thursday, 29 November 2007

Corner of my home...

OK a quick change over of sewing machine...I have been using my embroidery machine the last couple of days, I finally finished my order...Friendship birds...there is a photo later in the post of a few of them...I plan to keep a few behind to make a Christmas Decoration...I few twisted willow branches, glitter and the birdies... This week has been all about getting stuff done, I have so many new things to play with I felt it important to finish a few things first. The main thing I have been meaning to do is make a quilt for my older child, my younger one has one and I think someone is feeling left out. As he is a true Pokemon fan I am going to make a quilt with some of his favourite characters on it...at the moment I am just busy embroidering them on to good pre-washed cotton...
So here are a few of the little birdies...I worked in batches, I don't like working like this as it feels a little soul-less, sadly though if your working for money and not just the love of it something usually has to give....Each one gets a little circle tag on its ribbon stating that it is a little 'Bird of Friendship'. Maybe I am not cut out for orders, I like to make things in mind for a person...If I plan to make a go of selling my work I think I will need to have a change of feeling about this.
Now on to knitting, this has been such an easy project and I have been able to knit whilst sitting at the table with the kids, waiting for my photo's to upload, waiting in the car for school to end, bathing the kids etc...Most of it has been stocking stitch...pretty boring, but great if your multi tasking!!!!
All that said...until I got to the neck, now I have done the same neck on another sweater, my Mom had knitted it and just wanted me to make the neck up. Easy and really effective, so I guess I got over confident and whilst watching a Doris Day movie on a rainy afternoon, I completed it...WRONGLY!!! So I had to unpick it and I cut into the fabric so it was a recovery job...I am cross with myself but, I will get away with it, its just not as good as it should be...NOTE TO MYSELF....Do not under any circumstances rush the last bit of your knitting...you ruin it that way.
I leave you with the little scene that greeted me this morning when I came down to make the children's breakfast....a little early perhaps, but none the less..fun was to be had!!!

SO I am off to buy a load of plastic boxes to store all my summer clothes (mostly unworn this year due to the rain) as I need to start getting the spare bedroom ready to be a bedroom and not a junk room for guests over Christmas...Oh OK I admit a bit of sewing will get done too...My word I also need to get some organising and baking done for the school Christmas fair...its Thursday already...EKKKKKKK

16 comments:

lazylol said...

Good luck on getting everything done - the little birdies look lovely!

French Knots said...

Your flock of little birds looks cute. Red gingham is so festive!
I need to sort our spare room out before visitors arrive for Christmas but it's my sewing room at the moment and I can hardly get in the door as the floor is covered in piles of fabric.

Sarah and Jack said...

The birds are too cute.

I have the same problem with mass producing anything, once I know that I *have* to make something I start to hate it.

sarah said...

You have as much, if not more, to do as I do, but I must say, you are handling it much better. No whining from Suzie, just work!

Queen of the froggers said...

Thepokemon characters are great. Someone round here is a mad fan too! I love your birds too.
Isn't your desk with all the cottons lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, oh boy, you've been busy! Love the birds and that sweater is the perfect sort of knitting project for this busy time of year!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH!! I love what you are up to!!!! And you little munchkins!! So wonderful!! Your sewing room is amazing!!!

julie said...

Great pictures Suzie! I love your sewing corner with all of those delicious cotton spools - better than a sweetie shop! Your birds are beautiful, the gingham is absolutely perfect. I know exactly what you mean about working in batches - I much prefer leisurely going with the flow and seeing what emerges! Shame about the jumper but it looks like you've saved it - that Doris Day has a lot to answer for! By the way, thanks so very much for sending me the pictures of the Home book yesterday - it was so kind and thoughtful of you. I've just mentioned the little bunnies in a post, it's lovely to see them again! Enjoy your weekend with those gorgeous little chaps x

Tracy said...

You have a lot going on! Great embroidery--and fun to see your work room! Hope you get on with the knitting and much else. Hope there's some fun among the busy days. Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

dottycookie said...

Wow, you have been busy! Your sewing corner looks lovely.

And you are putting me to shame - you post cute pictures of your early rising lovelies, while I have been sitting here grumbling because mine woke me at 6 today. Mind you, they all went back to sleep so it's only me awake with a cup of tea and my laptop, and that's actually pretty splendid too!

this is my patch said...

It's all go isn't it! Too much flying around at this time of year, talking of flying your friendship birds are really sweet, as our your little ones, so good of them to be amusing themselves while you get breakfast, long may it last! x

Donna said...

What a lovely mummy you are. My son would adore me forever if I made him a Pokemon quilt instrad of the vintage cowboy one I made him!

Love love love your birds, are you selling those?

Monkee Maker said...

Wow! I can't believe those Pokemon characters are embroidered! They look like transfers!!

You are a seamstress extraordinaire :)

I hope you're having a great weekend and that your little ones let you lie in tomorrow!

wool food mama said...

I just love your sewing space.

I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Your boy will be so happy. What a sweet mama.

Barbara said...

..love the little birds...Greetings Barbara

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Amazing corner !