Monday, January 31, 2011

Scotty doggies!

Still on my sewing frenzy, I whipped up these cute little scotty dogs yesterday. I found the pattern free on the internet and it is by Jenny B Harris.
I'm still finding it a bit difficult making 3D toys, but practice makes perfect so I'll keep going!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Awhile ago in Frankie magazine there was a feature taken from Pip Lincolne's book "Sew la tea do" on how to make a fox quilt. Ever since then I have been wanting to give it a go.

Here it is! I decided to just make a fox cushion cover as I didn't really want a big fox quilt at this stage. I think I will make more and also possibly make a cat too!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I've been a Sew & Sew!

I've long been stockpiling fabric for a rainy day and although today was hot and dry, I finally sat in front of the sewing machine and pressed my foot firmly on the pedal!
I've had my eye on this softie pattern for quite awhile as I fell in love with the little deer on the cover so when Lincraft had half price on their patterns recently I couldn't say no.
And here is my first ever attempt at a softie! I think she is very sweet and although my sewing skills need to improve( I am used to only sewing in straight lines lol) she's not too bad for a first go.
An owl cushion I started working on awhile ago, it just needed to be stitched and stuffed! This was a pattern I made myself, next time I think I'll try a different owl as this one reminds me a little of a seal!
It's sooo good to have my sewing machine back,it had been sitting in my mother's spare room since I moved house last August, it's a neccessity really. Lots of things to finish off and many more projects in my mind, so going to be busy! Sewing is a satisfying skill and I endeavour to improve as the possibilities really are endless. So everybody get a sewing machine, a stash of fabric and start creating!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year projects.

My love of cupcakes has moved over into my cardmaking. These are my first few, the cases are made from corrugated cardboard with felt for icing,beaded sprinkles and of course a cherry on top!

Cupcake on canvas.

Owl and dove cards.

Birdy cards.

Deer and birdy.