Sunday, 23 January 2011

Monthly Make

I managed to resist going to the carboot sale today as I can quite easily spend £30 to £50 before I know it. Instead I’m going to try and do some eBay listings of two pairs of lush Topshop platforms that I have to part with. I absolutely love them but it’s a bit silly to keep hold of shoes that are too big isn’t it? Plus if I sell them then maybe I could use the funds to scour eBay for the same pairs but in the size smaller? I’ve always been between shoe sizes but now that I’m losing weight it’s getting even worse and I think I might even be a size 5 ½ now instead of a ‘I’m a bit smaller than a 6’.

Picture by Beryl Cook. I love her work
On the weight loss front I’ve now officially lost 1 ½ stone so I’m really pleased. It’s a bit odd suddenly fitting into clothes I haven’t been in for ages as my weight loss seems to have happened really fast and I kind of feel like I’ve lost more in inches than I have in pounds. I’m going to ask my aunt to measure me during the week so I’ll be boring you all to death with how many inches I’ve lost sometime this week.

At the beginning of January I signed up to The Felt Fairy’s Monthly Make and since I’m not particularly good at crafting I thought I’d stick to something nice and simple. I made a few sewing cases from different coloured felt and then embroidered them or embellished them with stars etc in contrasting colours. I love felt as I don’t have to hem it and it makes for nice and easy craft projects. Like I said, I’m not a great crafter and therefore I like to do not only simple things, but short things, otherwise my crafting gets abandoned halfway through. I’m not sure what I’ll do with these, maybe save them for Christmas and Birthday presents for the family.

P.S. Lily says ‘Hi’ from her bed….the millionth ‘bed’ she’s made today. God knows where she thinks she’s having these ‘puppies’ of hers because so far she’s got the sofa, my bed, a bed on the craft room floor, a pile of washing waiting to go into the machine and, last but not least, her own bed, to choose from!

39 comments:

  1. The cases are lovely, I haven't used felt in ages but I always find it is an easy fabric to work with too x

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  2. Well done with the weight loss. Say hi to Lily!

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  3. They'll make lovely little gifts.

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  4. Well done with the weight loss. Gawd it's a blummin' hard thing to do. Sweet sewing cases...the cotton reel one is my favourite (-;

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  5. OOh those are nices tiddles! Well done xx

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  6. Lovely makes, I am itching to get cracking with my new felt (from your Mum of course!).
    Great to hear about your weight loss, well done! I have been wondering how you have been getting along with the band, would love to know more about it.
    Kandi x

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  7. Those cases are really adorable!

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  8. Ooh pretty cases!! I wish I could sew. I'm absolutely terrible at it. I make a right pigs ear of everything I try to sew lol

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  9. Hi Amy, I really love the needlecases, and such gorgeous colours! I know what you mean about car boot sales, I always end up spending much more than intended... well done on weight loss! Sarah x

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  10. I love those cases, such pretty things, well done. The weightloss is just amazing, I'm so proud of you. xxx
    PS Love to Lily.

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  11. Sweet cases.
    Poor Lily. How long will it be before she realises there are no puppies? Perhaps it's time to purchase a second dog? :)
    When our dog back home was expecting, her birthing place of choice was my bedroom, completely ignoring the huge box my dad had built for her and the bedding Mum and I had lined it with. xx

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  12. Great makes, I love working with felt too :) x

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  13. Congrats on the weight loss! there is nothing better than getting back into clothes that haven't fitted for ages :-)

    Bless Lily I hope her poor hormones settle soon.

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  14. Well done on your weightloss lovely one. You are doing fab. Dontchya just love it when you can fit into 'new' clothes again? x

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  15. Well done on your weight loss:) I wish my feet would start shrinking - it's hard finding funky shoes in a size 8!

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  16. I have passed on 'The stylish blog' award to you, details are on my latest post.
    Hels
    x

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  17. What beautiful makes, they are so lovely. Gives me lots of nice ideas.
    x

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  18. Hi Amy, I just found you through Vix's blog. Well done on the weight loss and great makes x

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  19. PS - Did you catch Sunday's Being Human? Yay, it's back x

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  20. Hi again

    Thanks for your comment - yes, I LOVE Being Human (especially as the first two series were filmed in Bristol where I live), I think it's great that it's so complex - it shows how well written it is!

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  21. Hi Amy from your newest follower! Love those needle cases. Oh and Lily is adorable, hope she gets back to normal soon. xx

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  22. Happy Birthday to yoooooo! Just saw your incredible baby photo over at your Mum's! Hope you have a really wonderful day, Amy! Lots of love, chick. Amanda xxxx

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  23. Happy Birthday Amy - many happy returns. Betty xxx

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  24. Happy Birthday!! Just read your mum's lovely post.xx
    Top makes...I'm enjoying this Monthly Make malarkey...it's kicked my bum into gear!
    Congrats on your weight loss...great going.
    Have a lovely day.xxxx

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOO YOUUUUU! Have a lovely day. x

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  26. Happy Birthday Hippy Chick - I told your Mum, all the best people are Aquarians!x

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  27. Happy Birthday Amy. Have a wonderful day ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  28. Just popped over from your Mum's. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one.
    Jille x

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  29. Happy Birthday Amy and I hope you managed to find a beautiful dress to wear.

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  30. Happy Birthday, just read your Mums post Linda xx

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  31. Hi Amy, wishing you a very happy birthday, Lucey xx PS did I see you won a lovely keyring from Sian?

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  32. Happy Birthday. Hope it was a great one. I was 31 last Sunday. Bleugh. I didn't do a lot as hubby away for work till end May. I wimped out and and did a cross stitch picture for my first month make. I must take a pic and put it on my blog. XX

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  33. Well done on the weight loss, and your lovely makes!!
    Hope you've had a lovely Birthday : ) ( all the best ones are born in January, aren't they?!!!)
    Hope to see you at the Vintage Fair in March,and make your birthday last the weekend!!

    Sharon xx

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  34. Hi Im a new follower and I love your stuff!

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  35. Congrats on the weight loss. Your doing amazing!
    Sophie
    x

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