Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Learn to Sew - lesson 8 sewing kit

Today we are going to talk about equipment and all that you need to get started in your new hobby. We have been making a few new things which have been working really well. Now that we are going to get into it, its time to get properly equipped.

With my daughters 6th birthday looming, she needed her own sewing kit. With an old box I had as a little girl, I got excited to fill it with sewing goodies! I knew she would love owning her own things.

So here it is

Isn't it cute!?

In her box is; cotton threads in various colours, ribbon, tape measure, a collection of buttons, an unpicker, hand needles, safety pins, box of pins, pin cushion and some embroudery silks. The bit of fabric on the right is our next project, an old t-shirt of hers. (Keep a look out for the project coming soon!) You will notice there isn't a pair of fabric scissors, this is on purpose! She can borrow mine. 

Now if you don't have a sewing box, don't let this put you off. Start collecting your sewing bits and find a box or basket. Why not make your oen container. 

These items aren't a must have but a list to aim towards. My daughter loved opening it on her birthday, to have her odn sewing kit! 
Lets get our kids sewing young and enjoying it! 
I hope this is helpful- enjoy collecting. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

around here recently

Well its been a busy few weeks, here are a few pics of what I have been upto....

last week my church hosted a ladies BBQ and craft evenng. I helped one of the craft tables making sewn hanging fish. It was a lovely fun evening. It was great to see so many people getting stuck into different crafts. 

our strawberries are doing so well. But my youngest is learning that we pick them dhen they are red! 

My Etsy shop has had an oder or too, yay! 
I have been sewing for an order I got as well as the gallery my things are in. 
Here is a sneaky peak at what I have been making. 
Check out the little framed sea gull.

Lovely greeting cards - Go to my Etsy page here

Iam so excited!... new tins of paint to paint our kitchen cupboards. Yay! It is going to totally change how the kitchen looks, be so much fresher and cleaner and look amazing! I can't wait to get started. 
Stay tuned for an update on my kitchen!
Interested in painting wuth Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? We have used it before to paint the inside of our caravan!- have a look here.