Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pillow Cases

This is the second last pillow case, and it is the best of all.  Not because I am tooting my own horn, but because I found an easy Tutorial which I could follow, even for and old duck like me.  Any mistakes were all my own, but we got there in the end and am quite pleased with it.  Hope you like it.  I got the Tutorial from:     http://flowerpress.blogspot.com/2011/09/learn-to-sew-pillowcase-tutorial.html#axzz1YRT55ikC




I have now finished the last pillow case for Christmas presents, but still have a table runner and a cushion cover, but have started them.  Hope you like this one.




Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another Tank Top

They seem to be multiplying.  I finished this one, or so I thought, then my son came along and said it needs to be balanced because the top is darker than the skirt.  So I thought and thought, and came up with sewing some grosgrain ribbon 3" up from the hem.  What do you think?

This is before I added the ribbon.

This after I added the ribbon.  I think it worked, do you?


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tomato Chutney

Well girls, I have been very busy today.  I made 10 and half bottles of Tomato Chutney, and I must say that I am very happy about it.  Haven't done anything like that in a long while.  My friend started me off, she gave me a taste of the one she had from her neighbour who had also given her the recipe.  My friend shared the recipe with me, and by coincidence, I had lots and lots of tomatoes from my bush which had fruited prolifically this year.  The tomato bush was already planted when we came here, but in the middle of a garden and was taking over my plants, so when it finished fruiting I reefed it out and will re-plant the babies as they come up.  They are Truss Cherry Tomatoes.
I did play with the recipe as we all do I think, but it turned out very tasty and I love it.  If you want the recipe as I made it you will have to wait until I re-write it, if you want the original I will type it up for you. (Same difference really).

 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Christmas Presents finished.







These are some of the Christmas Presents I have made for Family and Friends.  Still have 5 Tank Top Dresses, and 2 more Pillow Cases.  I am not panicing just doing what I can for the day and thinking about tomorrow.