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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas presents that span the world of sew alongs!

Yes I am now on official Christmas present making duties ( although to be honest my thoughts have already been straying to the pattern stash)!  So the presents will be apart of my crafty Christmas club http://craftychristmasclub.blogspot.com/


So here is what I have been making, padded hanger a his and her selection.







The really exciting thing about these where that they have spanned so many sew along and blog sites. Firstly the red roses come from a giveaway that I won from meg at http://megthegrand.blogspot.com/
and the beautiful vintage flower fabric was given to me from a kind neighbour. So I feel these are worthy of the Sew Grateful Project with Debi at http://fashionsfromthepast.blogspot.com/2011/11/wont-you-join-me-in-being-sew-grateful.html



I will also be using the men's stripey hanger at Sew Weekly Challenge this week as they where once a bed spread! http://www.sewweekly.com/ and finally if I get the time on Saturday I will show them off at Justine's Sew and Tell http://www.sewcountrychick.com/

the SEW ACTIVE project.


              This is the start of a new project that can bring fitness and creativity together!!

I want to say firstly that I am an avid fan of retro and vintage, my personal favourite era is the 70s (I know I have said it many many times before). I still want to make the styling and a whole wardrobe of pretty dresses too, however I have found that these patterns do not always lend themselves to my everyday activities.

I am a parent of four boys, a childminder, a dog walker, a keen yogi  I feel I need appropriate clothing that looks good to. Also with my pledge to projects such as seamless and the go slow clothes movement I feel it is very important to make my own.

So here is the birth of Sew Active, a celebration, a showcase for those of us who have made or refashioned their own clothing or accessories for a healthy life style. This may be perfect timing with the approach of the new year and all those resolutions to get fit.

This is the important but though, getting active in our self stitched clothing can be for any activity from dog walking to swimming. From gardening to dancing. From yoga to hard core marathon runners or gym bunnies. Here we would like to show that the creative types  like to get out and get our hearts pumping in a stylish manor!

So please join in the fun, add the picture to your blog (not forgetting to link back here). Also for the showcase join in on flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/1809660@N20/?added=2


Happy Sewing everyone, I am sew so excited!