Sewvember Photo Challenge

Oh my goodness, how is it November already? Or should I say “Sewvember”?! I’m currently taking part in Bimble + Pimble‘s photo a day challenge, so I thought I’d do a little round up of my photos here.

The challenge is set!

The challenge is set!

Day One – Sewing Space

My sewing space

My sewing space

If you’ve read my blog before, the chances are you’ve seen this photo. I was so excited to set up a little sewing space if my own that there’s a whole blog post about it! Ok, it’s not as grand as some of the sewing rooms I’ve seen, but it’s better than nothing. My favourite thing about it is having some of my Grandma’s vintage sewing patterns up as artwork. When I eventually get my own room, I’m going to frame a load of them. I think they’ll look awesome!

Day Two – Technique

French seams

French seams

I’ll admit, this is a fairly boring photo, but one of my favourite techniques to finish the insides of things (in the absence of an overlocker) is French seams. They’re super simple to do and make everything look neat and tidy.

Day Three – Stash

Fabric stash

Fabric stash

I’m so embarrassed by this photo! My fabric was all neatly folded around pieces of cardbaord and all stacked neatly, and er, then I was looking for something and just stuffed it all back in. I’m suitably shamed into tidying it all up this weekend though! See the jelly roll at the front? It’s the most awesome Halloween fabric that my friend Alison won from Riley Blake and she was kind enough to give it to me! Next year, I promise I will make something worthy with it.

Day Four – WiP

This will be a skirt. Someday.

This will be a skirt. Someday.

I don’t believe anyone who does any kind of craft who says they have no works in progress. If you’re anything like me, you get all excited by a project and then you’re lured away to a new one fairly easily! I bought this plaid fabric (which is much darker green with lovely gold bits in real life) when I went to SewBrum. It’s been cut out and will eventually become a skirt for me, hopefully in time for Christmas. I will confess though, I have a whole box of works in progress…

Day Five – Tools

I couldn't live without these!

I couldn’t live without these!

I decided to take a photo of the things I use the most. I love my notebook, and I’m currently busy doodling away things I want to add to the Little Squish range for next year; I obviously use my scissors, pins and thread for every project too. I don’t use my rotary cutter as often as I thought I might, but it’s still pretty handy; I just need a bigger cutting mat. I think I use my stitch ripper on pretty much everything too, especially if sewing late at night!

Day Six – You

Cheeeeese!

Cheeeeese!

I absolutely loathe having my picture taken, so I cheated and included this photo from ages ago. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice it’s the same photo Love Sewing used of me too!

Day Seven – Inside

Goals

Goals

I figured that the inside of my very messy sewing box, or the inside of my machine wouldn’t be too interesting, and the inside of my finished clothes wouldn’t either seeing as I’ve already done a French seam photo. So I decided to think outside the box a bit and go with showing the inside of what’s going on in my head. I’ve also shared this photo before, but I think it’s good to remind yourself of your goals every so often. As far as achieving these go, I’ve plans to buy an overlocker closer to my birthday (February), I’ve contributed four tutorials to Love Sewing so far, and I’ve just finished sketching out eight patterns to add to my Etsy store… go me!

I hope you enjoyed that little insight behind-the-scenes; I’ll share some more next week. Anyone else out there taking part in this challenge? Comment with your Instagram links, I’d love to see your pictures!

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