Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January Makes from the Mooloo household

Well I have finally gathered together my sewing from this month, and laid it on the bed to photograph.
So if you see the duvet underneath, I appologies.!
When its all together it looks a lot more than I thought I had done.
Tote shopping bag, 60 style fabric, lined with a sheet.!

Handy clip for the keys or shopping token.

Mini Skirt, just the right size for a shopping bag.
Added a patch pocket, either side, so as to make use of the false flaps that were originally on the skirt. This is lined with a bright yellow/orange liner with pockets to compliment the outside colours.
A variety of the purses - Cath Kidston fabric, with pink Canvas
Cath Kidston and pink, reversed.

A pair of Biggest of Mooloo's jeans- another bag. With added ribbons and diamante details

One of the deamonte details added to the back of the bag.
Brightly lined with a remenant of fabric

Scented lavender sachet, for hanging in the wardrobe
One of the two sets of square lavender bags, ideal for drawers.

A couple of another double set of hanging lavender bags, this time they are supposed to be circular
This lavender bag, has used a piece of fabric that we printed off the picture from the computer. Then the lace is some vintage from the stash. The other side is actually blues and purples in a paisley rayon.

This is a set of animal based lavender bags, an american idea, called Owwies. Ideal for soothing bumps and bruises. Put in the freezer for a while, or heat in the microwave. DGD loves hers.

Sticking to the animal theme, a couple of full length aprons, in yellow gingham, reclaimed from a childs duvet set, and the remains of some animal print fabrics donated to the Mooloo household.

A few more of the purses in a variety of the Purple colours this time. I love the one with the umbrella's the best. Its lined with a plain purple fabric, but the others are lined in the remanents of the moses basket cover from DGD2.

This is a piece of furnishing fabric, wool appliqued that was bought in a bunch of odds and sods from the charity shop. Note that there is a seam in one corner, as the piece of fabric was not square. But it was a shame not to try to utilise the fabric.
This is the back of the same cushion. Again fabric donated to the stash from my SIL's mum.

This is a skirt. It was a full length A line skirt that was plain and boring. Its now a mini with a few patch pockets, and a frayed edge. Alas its a size 10 so not for me. Its ownerless at the moment. But I am sure it will find a home soon.

This is a half, waist tie apron, with the combination reversed.
And finally this is a pincushion that I made while watching TV the last two nights. Love the fabric, and have a panel probably enough to make a cushion, or another tote bag. I cannot make up my mind.

So all in all I have done quite a bit of sewing. Not the make a day I had wanted to do, but at least there is something to show for my efforts.


  1. Wow, lovely makes Mooloo, I really like the bag from the pair of jeans, that ribbon makes it look even more special xx

  2. You have got loads done Mooloo. The way you have recycled everything is brilliant.

  3. You have been busy!
    I love how you've put pockets under the false flaps on the mini skirt bag.

  4. Wow you've been busy Mooloo, love the jeans bag!

  5. thanks for the vote of confidence. I am hoping that I will get the bug again, and have another run at the making. But with the workroom on hold, its not so easy to go and sew.