26 February 2013

A little wandering.... On the Peace Bridge.

Hello there... How is everyone??

I had the best day yesterday... I had lots of lovely comments on my how to mend a rip or tear tutorial, I had a productive dentist appointment. I now have a temporary filling with hints of a root canal on my next visit..... I hear you "WHY IS THAT GOOD" Well the good news is I have now put in motion my 2 front teeth getting crowns. I have a tongue piercing which is reeking havoc on my pearly whites!!! That and the fact that I grind my teeth like on other when I sleep!!!


Anyways..... Yesterday was another lovely crisp sunny day. Me and Frazer managed a wander over the Derry Peace Bridge, It has fantastic views over the River Foyle.

I can't wait for more of these days...


25 February 2013

Featured WHERE?!? And strange Derry Skies

Hello there peeps, How is everyone's Monday going??

I had a great weekend, the boys had a party in a park with a little sunshine. They were ready for their bed, nothing like wearing them out with a bit of fresh air!


On Saturday I woke up to my tutorial being featured on Totally Tutorials..... And to top it off, Today I woke up the same tutorial being featured on Craft Gossip!!! Can you feel my smile...... I certainly can!!!

I am a very happy camper.


So on to today...... 

I have a dentist appointment at 10.45, I am not looking forward to it. But in reality who likes the dentist!! I have to get a filling repaired, I have a feeling it might turn into a "We might have to rip this out Miss Anderson"  Fingers crossed it all gets done today, or I might just loos my bottle!!!


I had a head scratching moment this morning.......

I seen this in the sky?!?!?!?!? It is not a plane, it started from the ground...... And it was going to fast, also the trail left was too thick!!!

OK so I might seem a little crazy.... BUT really what is it?!?!?!!?!


 I'm off to read some newly found yummy blogs!!

Have a fabby Monday and I'll see y'all soon


24 February 2013

A little sunshine goes a long way!!

Hello there 

So how is everyone??

We had a lovely ACTUAL SUNNY DAY..... I shout this at you as it's been so so very long! It was cold enough, but to see sunshine makes everyone smile!!

We had a friends birthday party, which was held in a lovely wee park called "The Play Trail". It is such a great setting.

Frazer monkeying around!!

I just love the play trail, with it's views and the wee forest... It's fabby or a wanders on a sunny day.

I never managed to get any photos of Finn..... But check out his train! Quite the wee artist I say!

anyways the morning comes early with my boys, time for a cuppa and then off to bed for me!


22 February 2013

Up Up Up and aaawwwaaayyyyy!

Hello there peeps


Oh this has been a long week!

I can't wait to throw the comfy's on and get down to some relaxing with the boys!

We are just back from a jaunt over to Manchester. The Townhall Square looked lovely.

As ever we had a lovely time!


And the boys are still great at travelling.....

The really love taking off and landing!

I even managed to squeeze in a little crochet!
Do you recognize the crochet?!?!?!!?


21 February 2013

Crochet x3 (Circle scarfs)

Been a few days 

As every busy over here!!

I'm looking forward to tomorrow.


So what have I been up to you say?!?!!?


3 circle scarfs..

I am well and truly, getting through the stash of wool!!


11 February 2013

Circle scarf Tah Dah!!!

Hello again!

I have been sewing away 


To be precise!!

I bought this fabric from Abakhan's last time I was over... It is so yummy and warm. I think it will go with everything, don't you think?!?!?!

This is gonna be a fabric you'll see a few times more.... I have made a tutorial for copying a pair of curtains. I now am planning a tutorial for a bow cushion!

I am gonna wait till this tummy bug leaves me though. I feel like I have washing machine for a tummy!

Anyways time to attempt a cuppa.


Tutorial ~ How to mend a rip OR tear!

Hello there peeps

I have been working a few tutorials.

First up 
How to mend a tear
These are my boys fave pj's so needed a little attention!

Here goes!!

What you'll need

~ A item with a hole (of course!!)
~ Scissors OR Pinking shears
~ Scrap of fabric (to cover said hole)
~ Thread
~ Pins

OK have you got your supplies... Yes, well lets go!

Here we have said fave pj's!!

Press closed...

Now, cut your scrap, say 5/8ths bigger. I used Pinking shears, but you can just use a zig-zag stitch to save your scrap from fraying. There is also a this magic stuff called Fray stop, I have never used it but I have heard rave reviews..

Now, with the right side facing you pin said rip or tear...

Turn your ripped or torn clothing to the wrong side, and pin like so. I have the pins like this over the seams,  if you like you can sew over them without any bother....

Now go to your machine, remover the front. Like so....

With the front removed you have more space. Now place your item under you needle of your machine tucking underneath....

You should look like this.... Start sewing towards the next corner at 1/4 inch, taking care of the pins you put in the right side!

When you get to the corner, raise your foot and turn. Do this till you get all sides done....

Now, you need to go over the first corner and do a back stitch to hold....

Take out your pins, you should look like this....

Turn right side, remover pins...

Place your item under the foot, over the tear or rip.... NOW, you want to do a straight stitch here for about sat 3-4 stitches. Then do your zig-zag. This will prevent the zig-zag stitch falling out...

I went over mines twice, as the bottom part of my tear was wide. This is for you to judge!!

This is my wrong side.... I could have done with a little more scrap at the bottom, it's better to have to much. You can cut it off then!!

That being said I do now have a very happy wee boy....

So there we have it...

Fave pj's sorted.

I hope you've enjoyed my first proper tutorial!!

Let me know in the comments!!



This is the zig-zag stitch with the straight stitch for a visual!!

Till the next post...