Saturday, 31 July 2010

Dino! Morsbag.

This is my 5th bag. I’m still waiting for some labels so that they are officially Morsbags.

This one I made from part of Darryl’s quilt cover from when he was little… awww.

I am really enjoying making these bags. They are not perfect, but who cares?! I started making this one last night and had to finish it today after work.


dinoback Back.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Two more Morsbags!

I’ve been up in my little craft room today with Radio Cambridgeshire on, making another two bags. I got on better today despite the machine having a bit of a fit over it’s tension after it had been working perfectly. Nevermind.

So… I made another orange/purple bag from the curtains from yesterday, and a purple bag made from an old duvet cover of mine. Here’s the result… both need ironing still and a Morsbag label putting on… still waiting for the labels though.

Bags 3 and 4

Thursday, 29 July 2010

I’ve made a Morsbag!

What is a Morsbag I hear you ask…

A Morsbag is a bag made from cotton – old duvet covers, curtains etc to use instead of a plastic carrier bag. The idea is that you make them in the cheapest way possible and you must give them to people for free.

So today I went to the local Heart Foundation charity shop and bought a lovely pair of curtains, complete with pelmet, lol, and turned it into a bag!

My sewing machine is a 20 year old Singer FeatherWeight Model 100. So it’s only tiny. I realise now that I should have cut off the old hems from the curtains, coz my little machine didn’t like the thickness of it. The blue cotton I was using was far too cheap and snapped easily, but the cotton I’d got on the bobbin was very strong. I had to rethread the needle so many times because of the cotton breaking, the little clamp thing flew off, and I broke a needle! LOL! But, I had a fab time making it! I shall make some more.

Have a look over at and have a read for yourself.

first morsbag

Not bad for never really using a sewing machine…

Here is my little sewing machine, and it really is tiny.

Singer model 100

Sunday, 18 July 2010

It’s PARTY time!


Jacqui saying she’s hula hoopin’… I think it’s just stuck!

My friend Jacqui, and her boys, James and Harry, had their farewell parties yesterday. We were there all day helping out. They are off to Australia on September 2nd.

It was a fun day, and here are some photo’s from the day.

jhp001 Bouncy castle fun!


I said “Harry! Stop! Now smile!” and this is what I got!


Harry just chillin’


Justin and Matthew having a bounce. Justin had been drinking Pimms lol.

jhp010Four nutters.

jhp011 Matthew and James – they’re going to miss each other.


Wow, look at that BIG splash coming in from the right!


Me perfecting the hoola hoop!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A Christmas card already!!


I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards for this year, us crafters have to start early you know! I’m going to try and make more than I did last year.

I've just seen I can also enter this for the July challenge over at Christmas All Year Round challenge blog. Have a look over there at all the other fab entries. Also Flourishes Boutique challenge blog, fab entries there as well!!

Christmas card 01

I used the Cricut Expressions and cartridges Joys of the season for the holly and the reindeer, Storybook for the Noel wording, and either Plantin Schoolbook or Accent Essentials for the ovals. The papers are from the new Papermania range The Silent Night… lovely they are. Some are glittered, or have gold leaf on them, gorgeous! This holly page has glittered red berries, and the green dotted oval has glittered dots. I also added red Stickles glitter to the holly berries.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Puff the Magic Dragon.



Aww, how cute is this little dragon?! I’ve now got to make one for a friend as well, lol.

The crochet pattern for him can be found by clicking here.

On the weight loss front, I have now lost 25lbs, woohoooooooo. 3lbs to go until that’s 2 stones!!! I thought I would have looked much thinner than I am by now, lol, and still only two sizes down! Still, I’m happy with the speed it’s going, I was never in it for a race.