Monday, March 28, 2011

Hemming a pair of Jeans

As I was taking up the hem on a pair of jeans I thought you might like to know a tip I was given many years ago. Trim the inside tip of the seam seen in the photo

Next using a small hammer hit the thick part of the seam,

this makes it easier to sew over the seam

No trouble now for the "foot" of your machine !

This is the hammer I use ,so light and handy.
Hope this has helped you


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pen and Ink drawing

At the moment I am attending drawing and sketching classes ,thought you might like to see my first sketch.
This is The Wonderful barn in Leixlip,Co.Kildare.
In Pen and Ink with a watercolour wash .
Built in 1743 as a grain store.
70ft high encircled by a staircase with a crows nest viewing gallery on top. Can be seen as you travel along the M4 motorway heading into Dublin.a truly great site to see.
I really enjoy these classes and just another three classes to go.
If anyone else does pen and ink I would love some tips!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

St.Patrick's Day

As St.Patrick's Day is nearly here I thought you might like to see my contribution to the "green".This is a lovely green velvet bag hand embossed with the Celtic Knot design. Ideal for jewellery,mobile,gift etc.

Another one of my projects is this pin cushion made in the same colour and design.
Love working with this velvet although it can be a struggle sometimes as it's inclined to slip.
Have lots of different colours ,Burgandy,Blue,Green,Chocolate Brown,and Purple.
I'll be making some cushion covers soon and I'll post them here.Bye for now.