Friday, January 04, 2008

Two links to Tutorials makes for a great sewing day.

One thing that has been on my to-do for this Christmas break was to have a sewing day with my DD1 (age 13) As this was our last realistic day that it would be possible, we got cracking to make a couple of reversible journal covers. Thanks to Lara from Kirin Notebook we had a great tutorial to follow.
Both were sewn on the little Bernina my DH bought for us last year. It's such a lovely machine to sew on and just right for the DD1 to practice her sewing skills.

These are the finished covers...I think they are very cheery.

We were done in plenty of time for me to start on another tutorial I found on Oh, Fransson for a door stopper. We have one door in our house that blows shut during the summer and this is the perfect solution. I used some denim and oriental charm squares that have been waiting to be made into something special and used dried chick peas to fill it. I'm thrilled with the results.

Well 3 posts in 3 days!! I think that's a record.



Linda said...

Great book covers, your dd did a wonderful job and that door stoper is a terrific ida, thanks for the link.

Fiona said...

Ooh I love the doorstop - it would make a great present too. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a couple of cool tutorials to have a bit of fun with! I hope I have a daughter one day to sew with.

atet said...

What a fun day for both of you! Happy new year and I hope it brings you much joy, love and laughter.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I like the doorstop. Very cute.

Karol-Ann said...

Lots of lovely sewing to see on my first chance to catch up with you in a month! Glad to see the coloured pencil washed out too ;-)
Happy 2008 xka

Tanya said...

Ooh. I'm going to have to try those journal covers. Just lovely! I'm afraid I lost my blog links when my computer crashed so I'm just tracking down people again. Nice to see all your lovely pictures again!