Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Bon appetit

I knew I wanted to make little Abbey Rose something for her birthday, but as I'd already brought all her presents it only needed to be so something small and light to post.  I spotted a smiliar idea to this in one of my sewing books, so decided to give it a go.

I thought it would look lovley and bright on the table as well as being practical.
I used a heat protective waddding in between the fabric layers to ensure there are never any marks left on Cat's tables.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pleased with her new party dress............

Have to admit it's shop brought not home made.....but it was in the sale and then I got an extra 25% off too so major brgain!
Took a bit of arm twisting to get Tash to try it on, but I think she's happy with it now.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Spring is here at last....

Later than normal and after the coldest winter for over 40 years, but spring looks like it's finally making an apperance.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Beach bag completed

Well at last, after a very busy Easter weekend.  The beach bag order is complete.
I had been asked to make and design a beach bag,as a suprise 40th birthday present.  The lady that had ordered the bag  knew she wanted a sunbather on the front and also a messgae/logo on the back. 

I suggested that they wrote a simple message on the pocket, which I then embroided over,

before stitching onto the flowery lining fabric.


I made the straps using both fabrics and had the flowery fabric as the top of the strap to add some contrast to the plain pink main fabric.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Thank you & good bye

Well, that's it I'm no longer a Teaching Assistant at Birchen Coppice Primary School.
I had a fantastic, if some what tearful last day at work. My teacher, Alison, made sure the day was really special for me. 
When I arrived in the morning I found my table covered in a classmade table cloth, with loads of "goodbyes" written all over it from the children in my class.  The day was full of hugs and tears off all the children in my class. The other teachers and TA's in year 3/4 had had a collection for me and brought me a gift voucher which I'm hoping to spend in Chester tomorrow. Then in the afternoon they'd arranged a surprise tea party and presented me with a  book made by the whole class with photographs of them all in it alongside a message off each of them...and yes! I did cry (again) as did some of the heart breaking is that.  Then finally I had to go into an assembly and stand in front of  the whole school to be presented with another card and these beautiful flowers.
I shall miss all the fantastic teachers, teaching assistant's and children  in year 3/4.

But would like to say a HUGE  "Thank you" to Alison for making my last day so very very special, I really appreciated it.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Happy Easter

On every card that Richard makes at school he always includes Auntie Cat, Uncle Sid, Abbey & Zoe, so sweet....bless him :)