Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

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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.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Rugby Shirts

Well at the end of last week, I managed to do a couple of Recycling jobs for a customer.
Her husband wanted two of his Rugby shirts into Cushion covers for thier little Bar they have set up at thier home.
So they were a couple of simple jobs to do, and things that have kept me busy.
the Pictures are currently on my Facebook page, so I will have to copy them onto the computer and post them.
I will try and do that later on today.

Alas my sewing room, has to go.!
My son is having a few problems with living at his sisters, and has to come home tomorrow.
So its not long really been " hello" sewing room, and now its a "good bye"
This means that things will be more difficult to do, and I will have to consider whether the sewing is set up in my bedroom, or down here in the sittingroom.
I suppose its going to have to be the bedroom, or else my machine will annoy everyone else in the house who want to watch TV, PLay or do anything else. It will also be in the way if we want to eat at the table etc.

I feel very frustrated that things are going this way, but there is not much that I can do about it.
He has to have somewhere to live. He is my son, dispite it all.
I just hope that it doesnt stop me from sewing as much. Putting things away between jobs tends to slow me down. When its set up it is easy to do a few minutes sewing here and there, but if its got to be set up, then its another matter!.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day

Here we are, Valentine's Day.
Love is in the air, all around. But some how I am missing the "love" myself.!

Maybe it will come later!.

Today has been spent with one of my lovely new friends, staging, and photographing some of my makes.  So no actual sewing today.

DGD and I were the models! mmmm not so good.

I couldnt sleep last night so spent the evening looking at other peoples blogs, then reading my book on Marketing. Such interesting stuff.
So the image needs to moulded, the ideas put out there, and I need to find a way to work on my sewing, at the same time as raising my profile.
I had an invite by Butterick, to the Craft show this weekend. I forgot that I was registered as a stockist of  Quick Sew a few years ago. So I am still getting the information.
I am rather tied up with the making at the moment, but branching out into a stockist of patterns will have to wait until I have more space. (In an ideal world that lovely 30ft cabin in the back garden).
 now something like this could easily be converted into a space for me!
So thats the aim. Earn enough money to buy myself a structure in the garden that I can call my "studio". ha
Meanwhile the bedroom will have to do.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Return to the world of the Blog!

Well I am told that it is important for me to Blog, and too also follow blogs, to get my sewing seen, and out in the big wide world.
Problem is that I am not very good at Blogging.
So to achieve this, I am going to try and post everyday, at least during the week days.
Should be easy, as I post on MSE all the time. Yet when it comes to my blog, I go blank.
So although this blog was originally opened up just for the sewing, a few more things will probably stray into the mix, to make it easier for me.

Working around DGD (Darling Granddaughter), is not as easy as I had hoped. With her going to school I thought that I would have lots of time on my hands! Wrong again. Everythingelse seems to expand to fit the days, and nights.
Mind you I do like to indulge in the odd glass of wine after dinner, and then thats me too relaxed to sit at the sewing machine.

Well this last week, I have launched myself into the sewing room with much more gay abandon they i thought i had.
With the help of friends around me, I have been sewing most days.
The world of the arts and crafts has been my existance and the rest has been put on the back burner. So its the other way around.
I have now found a lovely lady from the Mum's at school, who is coming over two days a week, and helping me to attack the housework, and the mess that was promising to engulf me.
The Frugal savings and spendings are on my mind, and with that in the forefront, it was obvious that I need to use up the sewing things that are all around me, and make some money out of it as well.
With the help of another of the Mum's my stuffed hearts have been put on Facebook, and I have sold several of them already.
I have managed to get to the sewing room, and start to clear up old projects that I had cut out, and too also use up the scraps from various other bags, boxes and the like has been exciting me for a change.!

So dispite it being Half Term, I have managed to get things done.
Onwards and Upwards.
I hope that in time I will make a few more friends on the Bloggersphere, and will also have some followers that will be interested in my makes etc, and those that follow me on MSE may pop here to see a bit of the other side of Mooloo. The side that is not all full of the cost of the Twins, DS and all the frustrations that get posted there.

Friday, 1 February 2013

The dress

This is the summer dress that I made today.  Some of you may reconise the fabric from one of the dresses that I made DGD a couple of summers ago. She had a complete set of Summer things from it. Which of course now she has well out grown. (Although the dress might be OK? just a bit shorter on her as it was a wrap style dress).
One project down, many more to go.

Catch Up sewing

Well I have decided that I should catch up on some of those little sewing projects that I started but never finished.
So today it was a dress that was cut out some two years ago.
I sat down and managed to make it in less then 2 hours.!
So I have a dress to wear next time I go on holiday. Its a bit flimsy for the UK weather I would think, as its made out of the rest of a duvet set that I made DGD's dress from way back!.

Cant upload the picture! got to do the school run. I will try again later.
Time is not on my side.