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.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Fashion Fix

Today I walked around Oxford looking at the sales etc. but I came home with a £1 diary from pound land. But I did see this dress in Apricot, very much on a par with my recent sewing ideas. 
I am thinking that I can do this? 
At £34 in the shops I am going to have to try. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

changes are coming, and Making with Mooloo is too!

In 2014, life in the Mooloo household is about to alter again. 
It will mark the end of my Guardianship funding for DGD, and the end of my back to work credits. Meaning a loss of income of some £160 a week! 
So the making has to be stepped up a gear, or two. ( or even more). Along with looking to save, batch cook, make do and mend, and all the other Frugal living options that we can muster, so that our quality of life is not compromised too much. 
The obvious changes are rather hard to consider, as it would mean no annual holiday to Portugal, and possibly even the loss of the car. 
Which would be detrimental to our world, for DGD to visit her mother. To getting to my clients, and seeing my partner. 
none of which are very palatable options really. 
So another income revenue is urgently required for 2014. 
The first thought is to put teaching lessons into the working week. So I will be working on the content of those lessons and a venue to use. Then an advertising campaign to attract the clients that I could teach. 
Have you any thoughts as to viable other options? 
Teaching people to recycle their clothes into something more wearable or even into completely different items. Would be where I would like to go. 

last minute Christmas Makes

Having been unwell and not into venturing outside I made some last minute makes at home. Using info from one of the threads on MSE, I made some 'ode to Lager' gifts. Pint Pots, black and white socks rolled up inside, a poem, all wrapped up in cellophane with gold ribbon. A little something for the men in the family. however I forgot to take photos so I cannot post a picture until I go back home tomorrow. 
But I can show you the personalised Stocking that I made for my daughters partner, with a rocking Santa playing the guitar, as he is a great guitar player. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Santa's Stockings

Today saw me at home all day as DGD was ill. So time to think Christmas and get going. 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Faux Fur, satin lined Scarf/Stole

This evenings stash buster was to finally use a piece of fur fabric that's been lurking in my stash for several years. Think it was a charity shop buy, but so long ago I can't remember what it cost.! But now it's a scarf to be proud of and will be in someone's Christmas Stocking, (if I can bare to part with it)!  Sold! Within 30 mins- yeah! 

Christmas Decorations

Little tree decorations cut out last night while watching TV and sewn this morning while baking cheese scones! 

Monday, 2 December 2013

skirts, with ruffles

Today's retrend work was to create this little number