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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WOYWW......

I've spent the week sorting and folding fabric.....and even had that big sister here to help on Saturday while the men were at the footy [thanks Jo].  There's still loads to do and it's not easy getting in there while my builders are here but we will get there.  The builders are putting a roof on the extension at the mo so it's bang bang bang and drill drill drill and they hope to knock the wall out on Thursday knocking the kitchen / diner into one so it will be mess mess and yet more mess and will probably put a real stop to the access to the sewing room until it's done but......they are hoping to have all the building work finished by the end of this month so it really shouldn't be much longer now  :-)

So here's what I've been up to in my sewing room this week....

Having spent weeks waiting to set up my sewing room I had plenty of time to check out ideas on Pinterest and couldn't wait to have a go at one of them.
I found all the bits I needed, did some measuring and cutting and got everything ready.......



.....a bit of sewing and hand stitching and hey presto. 

 Do you know what it is yet?

My foot pedals like to slide on the new laminate flooring so I've made the first I intend to make of these....
....grippy mats to hold my foot pedals in place   :-)

What do you think?

That's all I have to share with you today.  Please leave me a little message to let me know you've called in and I will return the visit as soon as I can.
Hugs,
Annie x


20 comments:

Helen said...

love your foot pedal mats! I thought it was going to be an i-pad cover or something.. doh! I know laminate floors are easy to clean (especially for a seamstress with all those threads!) but I do like something warm underfoot... Hope your builders finish soon - sounds like they're coming on a-pace though! Helen 5

Neet said...

What a great idea those foot pedal mats are.
You know, as I read through your post today I thought about Christmas and hopefully you will all be done with the building work. I was imagining what a lovely Christmas you will have in your new home and how much you deserve it. Hope it is a good one.
Hugs, Neet 13 xx

Nikki C said...

Oh that is such a great idea for a foot peddle and the reno mess will drive anyone crazy. I know how you feel take the time to enjoy the Web and anything that distracts from it hugs Nikki 7

Lynn Holland said...

I think that's a 1st class idea and ingenious. You should patent it
Lynn 17 xx

Twiglet said...

Yes I definitiely need one of those!I love the colour too - when I get old I am going to wear purple! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo, all going ahead full steam then! I'm so glad that all is well. You'll be all snug before Christmas :-)
That foot pedal skid mat is a great idea, clever you :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, I recognised the stuff as the non slip mats. Can you buy them separately? Obviously you can... Very good idea.
Mess, more mess, Aarhh! But it will be over soon! And it will be bliss!
Thanks for visiting already,
Have a good week,
Lisca

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie....what a brilliant idea for your foot peddles, I'm always chasing mine under the table. So all the banging and drilling will be what I'm looking forward to - never mind though, it's exciting and so pleased for you that things are moving along quickly. Have a wonderful week Cheers RobynO#25

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh you are clever, that foot pedal is fabulous! Thank you for popping by this week already. Take care Zo xx 32

sandra de said...

Grippy mats with a wipso touch are just perfect. Sounds like you house will be unrecognisable once all the building is complete. Thanks so much for the lovely comments about my painting.
sandra de @9

Barb said...

What a great idea to stop the slipping. It won't be long now before the building work is all behind you. Have a lovely week. Barbxx #34

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great idea and better yet it's done. Love the color too. Your enjoyment will be the big reward for your patience thru all this remodel. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

Angela Radford said...

Clever you Annie, perhaps you could sell these, I'm sure there are lots of people would find them useful. Thanks for the visit to mine and pleased you liked my Powertex canvas. The colours are unusual for me but quite liked them.
Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x

lisa said...

I'm glad all your building work is going well, Annie, although I'm sure you'll be glad when all the noise is done with.
I love your sewing machine pedal mat, that's ingenious.
Thanks for popping by earlier.
hugs Lisax#19

sue jones said...

haha i would not have guessed. Nice to have big sis over to help - hopefully the banging wont be for much longer . Thanks for the visit earlier . Soojay xx

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love the foot pedal mat you maden it's a great idea! I hope the building work ends soon so you have your peace back.

Greetings, Sofie #46
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be

Christals Creations said...

Great plan! :)

Kelly said...

Great idea on the foot pedal grabber. I know exactly what you are going through right now. I can tell you the light at the end of the tunnel is amazing! Can't wait for everything to be finished and in its forever home. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,
At first I thought your project might be a scrubber cloth for dishes. What a brilliant idea! I bought a new area rug for my living room and need the sticky stuff to put underneath so the rug doesn't go all over the place.

Thanks for your visit already! So nice to back among my blogging friends.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Elizabeth said...

Love your foot pedal mat, Annie. Now that I have similar flooring to yours, I could do to make myself one too. I've been trying to figure out what that is that you have used to give yourself a non-slip surface but so far I haven't worked it out yet. Lovely for you to have Jo to help you out with your sewing room sort out. Thanks for popping in earlier. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #56