Archive | March, 2013

What to do with all those trousers legs.

29 Mar

Hi everyone. Have you ever wondered what to do with those trousers that you can’t wear anymore because the seam between the legs got ripped? Don’t throw them away! The rest of the trousers are perfectly good usable sturdy fabric.

Idea 1: Make a case and heat mat for your flat iron. I used bias tape reps tape and check linen for the lining. There is a pocket to hold the flat iron on the inside and a small pocket for the cable on the outside in case you need to store the iron while it’s still hot.ImageImage

Idea 2: Go over the Martha Stewart and check out this page http://www.marthastewart.com/265802/crafters-apron for the instructions and the pattern for the crafters apron. I used one of my husband’s old trousers, self made bias tape and a remnant piece of fabric for the border and the ties of the apron. ImageImage

So, have fun sewing and recycling. I hope you find the post useful!

What the crow says…

28 Mar

I am starting a new section in my blog about photos of cities. It could be weird, funny or beautiful photos. Basically anything that catches my eye for whatever reason.

This is a photo of something which just caught my attention passing by an alleyway in my city. I couldn’t resist as it is kind of odd and I took a photo with my mobile phone. What the crow actually says is “f*** you”… Sorry, I didn’t say it, the crow did.

And so did Andrea Fabra the MP representative of the PP during a session of the Spanish parliament. They were discussing the situation of the Spanish economy and those were her words to refer to the unemployed in Spain. Something that didn’t go down well among them. So maybe the crow is copying our MPs.

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Why my blog is called happysewingcat

27 Mar

The reason is my cat Nin. He has been living with my husband and I for the last 11 years. He keeps me company while I sew and seems absolutely fascinated by the movement of my hands when I am hand sewing. I believe there is quite a lot of people who like both sewing and cats, judging by the amount of people who sew and live with cats.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Recently he had a serious health problem that started with a liver problem and developed into multiple organ failure. I thought he wasn’t going to make it but after almost a month of medication he is back to his old self. I feel so relieved. You don’t realize how much our pets mean to us until we are about to lose them. He is getting so spoiled now!

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Japanese linen bag

26 Mar

Japanese linen bag

One of my new creations, handmade by me with linen imported from Japan.

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