Saturday, 5 April 2014

Saturday 5 th April 2014....

(Borrowed from Google Images)


I have been a busy bee all day..  I went round to my parents house at around 11 am as I wanted to start the master class with my mum!... She was going to teach me how to use my sewing machine.

To be honest I thought maybe a few hours... hmmm I got back home just after 6 pm! ha ha and its not finished yet! 

I really had no clue as to how long it was going to take me... OMG!! Using a sewing machine and stitching straight ,lines!! Now I found that really tricky.  But you know me I am not a quitter, I practiced on a few odd bits of material and gave it a go!

Here is my sewing machine..


I thought it was about time I got to know how to use it, seeing as I have had it now over 4 years!

And I bet your wondering what I made??  

I will show you the photo but its not finished... I dont like where the buttons and handles are so I am going to move them.  

Its my stitch I did the other day... from the Primitive Hare.... made into a stitching WIP bag. Its big enough to put what I am working on in it so I can stitch on the go!

Here it is...



OOoh yes I have to show you all the amazing buttons my mum has.. I was spoilt for choice...


I know where to go for buttons now! ha ah ha


Decided I needed a new ring tone for my phone seeing as the one I had is out of date... says my daughter! ha ha 

This is my new ring tone now..



I love it.. very catchy! :)

I changed my bag very slightly.. I just was not happy with the handles so moved them...



I am much happier with this...



And yes look plenty of room to put my stitching projects in.. for when I have time to stitch else where... oh you know... hospital appointments, the bingo!  and loads more places I have to go but get bored doing nothing... ha h aa  no more as I can take my WIP in this lovely bag! :)

I found with my learning difficulties learning hands on was easier and my mum is a great teacher!  Counting and measuring was hard but I just made sure I checked and double checked things.  I am very proud of myself that I actually made this and how good it looks too!  Sometimes I surprise myself!  :)

I must say stitching this design was a real pleasure I really enjoyed it...




Have to 'find' another project now! 

Smiles to you all.....

12 comments:

  1. Found your lovely blog yesterday Jacquie. I love your bag! I have a sewing machine that was a Christmas present and I've never tried to use it...my friend is going to teach me I hope. I look forward to seeing what you make next!

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  2. Awe Thank You @Justine for popping by, lovely to see you here :) Good luck when you have a go... and I am very pleased with my first attempt at using my sewing machine. Dont forget to share what you sew:)
    Have a lovely weekend, smiles to you :)

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  3. Super bag Jacqui.
    Have been on my hols, so just having a blog catch up read .

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  4. Hope you had a lovely holiday... thank you for popping in and for leaving a comment :) Have a lovely weekend, smiles to you :)

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  5. Glad you're getting acquainted with your sewing machine, and you've become friends very quickly! :) Great job on your new bag.

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  6. Wonderful little bag you sewed up Jacquie!! I like the new handles better too. Sewing can be fun or frustrating...at times!! Great stash of buttons!

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  7. Bravo,Sewing Machine it's Girl best Friend!
    ce sac et mignon ,bonne continuation pour la suite créative j'en suis sûre
    Bisous

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  8. Wow, your bag is great!!! I love your choice of fabric and the new handles really look better now. Congratulations on using your sewing machine!!! Your mum is definitely a great teacher :)

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  9. Your bag is so pretty well done , my machine and I don't like each other , some times we get mad with each other , but we are trying to make friends ha.

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  10. Excellent post. Fun and uplifting. Love your new stitching bag. Great job on the cross stitching and sewing both. Love that ring tone as well.

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