Monday, 24 March 2014

Tea Towel Tote Bag

Now I finally have somewhere to set up my sewing machine, I've been busy trying to improve my very basic sewing skills! I stitched this simple tote bag out of two (new) good quality tea towels (the appliqu├ęd heart was already there - far too fancy for the kitchen!)
 
 

Monday, 10 March 2014

New House, New Studio...

 
It's been AGES since my last blog post, but I've been busy! We moved house in the Autumn and have been getting the new house decorated and sorted out.  It's all finished now, and I'm lucky enough to have a whole craft room / studio all to myself!  I had a tiny budget to decorate it so I just bought some cheap curtains and accessories, all in a bright, cheerful apple green colour. I also bought two rolls of wallpaper and used them to cover some storage boxes and files, and to create 'splashbacks' for the work surfaces (because I like to spatter paint!)  Total spend on the make-over: about £75. 
 
Before....
 
 
And After....
 
 
 
It's my favourite place in the house - I love putting some music on and getting creative in there! And the best thing of all is that when I've finished, I can close the door on all the mess!