Monday, January 17, 2011


Last night I got the urge to sew something for my little man. After a disaster trying to make a pair of overalls last week I was a bit skeptical about using the same pattern to make a pair of shorts for him. Anyway, it turns out that the shorts are really easy and I had them finished this morning and moved onto appliquéing the t-shirt tonight and surprisingly it took no time at all! This is my first attempt at appliqué and my second attempt (but first successful!) attempt at an actual garment!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lamp shades and hot glue guns...

Today I decided to try out my new hot glue gun that I recently purchased. I have been eager to give it a whirl and as I sit here typing one handed I thought that maybe I should warn others of the dangers of the seemingly harmless gluing apparatus.

Firstly, one should never attempt to catch a falling blob of glue, as the name of the tool suggests the glue is in fact HOT!

And secondly, one should not glue the whole rim of a lampshade and then attempt to attach the fabric. Funnily enough once the glue cools slightly it sets... hard!!

Here are some before and after pics. The lamp is in my son's bedroom. Not too bad considering the second half of the lampshade was finished with one hand!