Friday, 27 January 2017

Boxing Clever

I ordered a dressmaker's ruler, which is 24 inches by 6 inches and is quite frankly an indulgence but I have a lot I want to do this weekend (and I may actually get near it!).  It came in a box that was 30 inches by 22 inches by six inches deep and filled with the brown paper Amazon use as stuffing.  I also ordered some dressmaker's carbon paper and a tracing wheel after see it used and I'm hoping it will help me with marking out.  These were in a separate cardboard envelope.  The hidden object game that I ordered to make up the total to get the 'add on' item was in a third cardboard envelope.  DH will drop the packaging off at the centre on Sunday.

I've decided that the raggedy throw I was planning will never get done.  There are already eleventy ten blankets on the sofa and I can't see us using another one, especially with straggly bits.  It is a shame that I've already cut the duvet and old sheets into strips but it does make it easier for me to make the padded mats I've decided I need for the plants.  I have Dilly and Dally, the scented geraniums, and a miniature rose bush that my brother gave me.  I would like some padded mats that will take up any drips and can be washed easily.  All I need to do is convert the shabby quilt strips into six mats and I'm done.  I have a feeling that this comes under 'I can just...' which usually ends up far more complicated than is necessary, but it's a place to start.

The plan this weekend is to try to make the hot water bottle cover, then the mats for the plants, then the cushion covers.  I have to excavate space in the dining room first as it is being overrun by ironing, but it is a great excuse to get moving and get the space cleared.  I'll take photos if and when I managed to get my courage together and use the sewing machine.


  1. Sounds like you've got a busy weekend planned. Amazon does have a habit of boxing up things in overly large boxes. There were times at Christmas I was sure I hadn't ordered anything that big - and I was right! Usually it was something really small in a really big package. Grrrr

  2. Sounds like you have a nice, creative, productive weekend planned! Love the names of the plants! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. You sound very busy. I am tfying to get into sewing and have recenrly bought a sewing machine. But apprehensive of trying it out as i am a beginner. It would be lovely to see/hear how you are getting on. If you hit any snags i am sure your clever bear will sort you out.

  4. Enjoy your craty weekend Lyssa-x-