Monday, 22 December 2014

First of all...

A warm welcome to Kate Badcock, Lisa Rye and Trish, new followers via Bloglovin.

We went up for the weekend to visit DS and FDiL. Another trip to the tailor was called for, for the first fitting of the suits being made for their wedding. DS was perfect and didn't need anything doing. Best man and DB needed a little more width in the chest and bottom of trouser legs adjusting. Hopefully, the final fitting is next month and nothing else needs doing then that will be those crossed off the to do list! They all look so smart, can't beat a man dressed in a lovely suit.

Our Christmas and New Year plans have fallen through but as they say, it is what it is. We are fine with it and did suggest it might need to happen. Sometimes, people need to be somewhere else far more important and both these occasions, are one of those times. Other people seem to mind on our behalf but as we already spend every other Christmas or New Year on our own, this is no different.

DS and FDiL should be with us for his birthday after Christmas. Don't think we have had him for his birthday for years so that will be lovely.

One of the things I had been sewing was for them. They have now seen it and it is already in use so now I can show it here:
Can you guess what it is? I'll tell you at the end of this post.

It took about 2 weeks to make, mainly because I kept going wrong and got cheesed off. There are 3 different sized pockets, some double material, some lined. All have a fold over top for strength. The only thing that wasn't right once in use was the weight made the tops corners turn in. Guess I should have put the outer tabs right on the corners and maybe sewing a baton into the top back.

Ah well. I would say you live and learn but I don't plan on making any more. The material was an old duvet cover out of my sewing box and the white cord for the top we already had. I needed to buy some cotton thread and some medium density iron on liner for the whole of the base but that was it.

Anyway that is it for now. We have just come back from doing a weekly shop due to pay day being so close to Christmas and we don't fancy sorting out a monthly shop. Other than 1 item to get for next week, we should not have to set foot in a shop again for many days, thank goodness. It is starting to get hectic out there.

In case you want to know what I made, it is a game controller holder for at least 4 different platforms plus their cables. It is now full so guess it was good I made it the size I did!


16 comments:

  1. That's a really clever practical idea. I used to put shoe pocket hangers inside the wardrobe door to keep all my scarfs in. Have a lovely Christmas.

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    1. They were using a small version of one of those but needed something larger and which co-ordinates with their room. Have a good Christmas yourself.

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  2. Wow, I love your Games Contoller Holder. It looks extremely complicated and beautifully made, well done.

    Shame about your Christmas plans but as you say, these things sometimes happen, we wont see our youngest until March but we will still enjoy Christmas. We have our grandaugter for 2 days so we are having an early treat of lunch out :-)

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    1. Thank you! Once I got the hang of making the pockets it went better. We plan on doing lots of walking so that should keep us fit and busy!

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  3. What a fab idea. Our plans for Christmas downsized last year as my poor father in law broke his hip. We still enjoyed it though and the lovely thing is, he is well enough to spend Christmas with us this year and completely fixed !! Have a lovely time.
    Twiggy

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    1. They are happy with it so that is the main thing. Have a good time yourself.

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    1. Thank you. Hope you get your wish for a hair free cup of tea.

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  5. What a wonderful idea. I can possibly see two of next year's presents being made using your idea. Hope all goes well with your results. I will host Christmas Eve and that will be all. Happy Christmas to your family.

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    1. Thank you and the same to you and yours.

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  6. Door hanging organisers are brilliant, they hold so much and take up dead space, yours is bright and cheerful. The ones for sale in shops are all dark colours or lurid plastic. Christmas plans have a habit of going pear shaped, enjoy your days as I intend to.

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    1. Thank you. They do tend to be rather tacky the bought ones (which they were using) but I had the right colour to do one for their room. Enjoy your time, we intend to.

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  7. What a great present! Sorry that your plans have fallen through, but as you say, sometimes things have to change. All shopping here is finished, and KL's present very nearly so. I'm going back to bed to handstitch for an hour - that should see it completed!

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    1. How decadent, sewing in bed! I sure you will finish with plenty of time. We have bought a little extra normal meat rather than starting on what was intended. DS plus Miss M. Hope to come up for a few days after Christmas. Looking forward to that now!

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  8. Sorry your plans have fallen through - Christmas is such a time of fraught emotions isn't it? Glad you have the birthday in Jan to look forward to though and the present is inspired!

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