Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

About Me

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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, 2 October 2016

Sofa Covers

While home for the last few days, I have been slowly changing things around. Yesterday culminated in my making new sofa covers. 
The pale white and lilac had seen better days, and my DGD had rubbed her dirty hands across them once too often.
So with some roll end fabrics and a long length of continuous zip it's all change. 
From this to 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Cover Stitch Machine

Today's post was going to be about finding a Thankyou card, through the door when I arrived at work today.
A beautiful card, made and given with some thought. 
It was a Thankyou card for taking time out to help a lady who was having a problem with shortening a dress for somebody and needed it rescuing. So together we sat unpicking it, all 3 metres of stretch stitches. Then I used the rolled hem facilities on the overlocker to do the hem. 

However I am so excited because my Cover Stitch machine finally arrived  today.
I ordered it and paid for it in June after seeing them used on the Sewing Bee.
This machine should give me a more professional finish on my stretch hems, predominantly on jersey/knit fabric.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy Birthday!

Today the shop is 2 years old!

What a journey I have been on. I could only dream and imagine how the shop was going to evolve!

So here is to the next two years, and beyond!!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

entertaining DGD!

So today I took my granddaughter to work with me. As predicted she soon got board and while I was cutting out envelope cushions upstairs she wanted to make an Emoji. 
Not any Emoji though. She wanted the "poo".
So she chose some brown velvet curtain remnants and with a little felt, and the help of my Saturday girl and my self after work, we produced her cushion. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Flags Galore

Today was a busy day at work, making flags. 
It's an ongoing job that my Saturday girl started to cut out etc for me last week. But the deadline for making them all is next Friday. So today apart from doing fittings, all I did was a conveyor belt of flags. 
The order is for 28 flags for the Brackley Rugby Club!
So by the end of the day there are about 6 finished.
Guess that I will be sewing flags for a few days yet.
On the home front I still haven't really achieved very much. I'm either too tired or too lazy. 
What I have been doing is focussing on the LOA (law of attraction), and feeling amazed and very positive.
The goal I set myself was to find £30 a day (adverage), extra income towards my goal for £100,00 when I retire. It sounds like a total and utter pipe dream. 
But yesterday the first of my days, I received £27 for selling bits and bobs, and £20 worth of vouchers were given to me for helping a lady out of a sewing mess.
Then today I received £40 from selling some cushions I'd made.
Also last night I went to bed focussing on my Sewing Lessons, and imagining that they were all booked up for the month, and although I have a few spaces left, I have had two bookings today, and several requests for more information.
So I can honestly say that having a positive attitude and a belief that I can achieve is showing fairly good returns.

So flags up!! 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Building Dreams

I am a dreamer! I believe that  my dreams or goals are an important part of my life and that without them I flounder.
However with them I feel optimistic and full of ideas and strategies to achieve what ever I want.
I have read many self help books, organisation books, and goal getting books.
I have read The Secret, and the Law of Attraction.
I true to practise positive thoughts and visualise my life as I want it.
That is not always easy as I tend to suffer from great bouts of depression at times.
Today I am in the process of fighting my way back out of the latest bout, and I am concerntrating on the positive side of things.
Yesterday I ordered my new cooker, and fridge freezer. I have been wanting to replace the old ones for over a year.
So I have been saving up every spare penny and now I have managed it.
I would like to say that I am excited about it, but I'm more satisfied that I am achieving my goals.
At the beginning of August I replaced my car, after a month without a car. My previous car "died a death," after catastrophic engine failure. 
Again for over a year I had wanted to replace it but couldn't justify why.
But I got my little red sports car after all.

So I have found that if I want something, and I focus on it, then I will find a way to get it.
As long as I am not hurting anyone, getting into uncontrollable debt, or causing harm then I find a way.

So the next dream I have is still very vague and needs refining before I can make it a reality.
My Dream is to have a home abroad in the sunshine, within view or a stroll to the sea, and easy commute so family can stay. 
But that is too vague a dream at the moment.
My main thought is that I can build up my savings again, and investigate the places, follow forums, and gain knowledge of the best way of creating the dream.
Believe and you will achieve!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Reserecting The Blog

Gosh, not a single post since the beginning of the year!
So much has been going on in Mooloo's World, that I practically forgot that I even had a blog.
Although I post nearly every day on MSE about my life, I had set up this blog to record my makes. 
The truth is that since I opened my little Alterations shop, I haven't really had time to make anything and so I didn't really have anything to post.
Today, 19th August, it was suggested that I started a blog, and linked it to my posts on MSE, and that somehow I could generate an income from a blog!
I don't think that an income would be very forthcoming as yet. But it has reminded me that to start blogging outside of MSE world may generate some interest. 
So nothing ventured, nothing gained. 
Here I am to start practising the art of Blogging, and see where it takes me.

This may mean that I will need to change the title, but for now I will just start writing.

This time though I am going to shift my content from talking about my makes, to talking about my day.

Most mornings, I make myself a cup of tea with my travel kettle beside the bed. I use my trusty iPhone, and check my personal and my business bank balances. Hopefully there is some money to move into savings, and be aware of my spending.
Then I check my Emails, and Facebook.

What did we do before all of this technology? 
Personally I have been writing my diary/journal on paper, since around 1993.
Under my bed, in the loft are over 100 books to testify the fact!
I did write for a while on my Kindle, but eventually my granddaughter took over the kindle so I didn't get access to it, and then she damaged it.
So for about a year there is a lot of my ramblings missing. 

I have to get ready for work now, I can't be late as Staff don't start until 10.30 today. 

Saturday, 9 January 2016

sewing Lessons for the Children

Today being Saturday, it is the day the Children come to sew.
Although today we didn't get much sewing done. We were choosing fabrics etc to make a sewing machine cover. Influenced by this months issue of Love Sewing and Simply Sewing. 
This picture is of the start to one little girls  "caravan" 
Eventually they will be appliqués together then of course the rear and the sides will be created, before assembling it all together into an incredible cover. 

Monday, 4 January 2016

2016 Changes

AHappy New Year!
Where does the time go?
Running the shop has been full time, and my blog has suffered rather than been improved on.
I have managed to update my website somewhat but I still struggle to update things. 
I do have a running commentary going on on MSE website, which has become my haunt over the last 9 years. However that is more about my life then my making.
I'm thinking of changing my blog to be more about life, as the shop work means that I am not making much anymore.
I'm challenging myself to save the scraps from the jobs we alter in the shop and see what I can make with them. Could be interesting, or a complete failure. 
Time will tell. 
Meanwhile here are a few things that I did do this last few months
Thermal bags
More bags

Recovered chairs
Rebuilt evening dresses
Even more bags
Made coatumes
More costumes
Egyptian gods
and bunting!

All since September. 
So actually that's not so bad as I thought.