As well as the felt circles I'm also working on another secret project with these gorgeous linen fabrics and co-ordinating polka dot ribbon. Ooooh I'm so excited for this one!! Where's my scissors?
Monday, 30 September 2013
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
So here I am with the letters/numbers and bear cut cut out. I plan on using a plain baby blue cotton for the background and edging it with a micro polka dot print in a darker shade of baby blue. I bought a lovely silver frame at the weekend to mount it in. As you know I love hand sewing and as its something for baby Elijah it will make it even more of a pleasure to make.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
After the birth of my Great Nephew last month I wanted to make something special to welcome him into the world. It took me a while to decide but after umming and ahhhing I decided on a framed textile piece with his name and date of birth. Cant wait to get it cut out to see what it will look like.....
Saturday, 14 September 2013
I am now the proud owner of my very own hot glue gun :) the last time I used one of these I was at college. After seeing a tutorial on a blog somewhere (I will try and find it again and post the link) I thought 'Oooooh I bet I could make something cute for the Christmas markets I'm doing' and to be honest I wanted one to wear myself.
So I popped over to Hobbycraft and bought one of their mini glue guns and the glue sticks were buy one pack get one free. I also stocked up on some gingerbread men coloured felt. Unfortunately I bought the wrong trick markers, dont ask me how I managed this, my brain must have been somewhere else other than inside my head. And whilst I was rummaging through the clearance bins I managed to cut my finger on a rotary cutter which had fallen out of its packaging. Well it was Friday 13th.
Hope you all made it through Friday 13th without any drama?
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Some people are great at it, some people hate it, some find it boring, I, love to do a bit of hand sewing. There is something about it that just calms me, when I want all the chaos of everyday life to stop I fill my work tray with some pieces of felt, some of my card templates, some pretty threads and my tools and park myself on the sofa.
I can spend hours sitting stitching, sometimes it can be a welcome break from machining. I love to create all of the things I do with my sewing machine but its nice to mix it up a little every now and then.
Since I'm busy making orders and trying to make some stock for this years Christmas markets it was a perfect time to start making some of my monogram felt cushions again. So far I've made a K, A, R, H, E, M & S. I'm trying to make the more popular initials so if you have any suggestions please shout up and I can get making those next.
Right back to making orders :)
Monday, 2 September 2013
This little (or should I say large) beauty has been dominating my make time over the last couple of weeks.
I made it especially for my Nephews wife who was expecting my Great Nephew Elijah who arrived last week.
As always very roomy with lots of internal pockets for bottles, wipes or anything else you need to stuff in :)
Wider strap for comfort when carrying it and an adjustable strap to be worn across the body or on the back of your pushchair/pram.
Huge front and back external pockets for yes, more stuff!!! :D
These bags can even be used as travel bags/overnight bags.
£50 + postage.....you pick the fabric and I turn it into one of these.....nice huh?