24/11/2009

Brooches and Magnets and Key Rings Oh My!


I have been rather busy today making new backs for my brooches, Magnets and Key Rings. I have wanted to do this for so long as the old ones were looking a bit jaded, so took a bit of time today to rectify it. I am sure there will be changes along the way, but for now I am rather pleased with them.

19/11/2009

My Creative Space



This week I have been making small tote bags that will have little things appliqued onto them. I love this dotty fabric. I got around 6 mtrs for a really low price which always makes it that little bit nicer.
I have also been making key rings and brooches. These are to top up my stock for the craft fairs I have booked for the run up to Christmas.

I think I should really be sorting out things I am making for folks for Christmas, it is going to be a handmade Christmas again this year. The best way.

Lots more creative spaces over at Kootoyoo

16/11/2009

Floppy Calico Bunny


Another bunny finished and ready to go. I have made this one slightly larger all round, still has the floppy feel to it, not sure if I prefer the original size or not. And this one has embroidered features rather than painted ones. Time will tell.

14/11/2009

A very kind gesture






I had to find a new stabiliser to use inside the freemotion baby vests I make. I had tried it without and the fabric stretches which is not the best for the design. I had tried another type of iron in stabilizer but it made the vests stiff as a board!

I asked about stabilisers on The Sewing Forum , where I have picked up many helpful tips and hints. I got a few replies one of which reccommended Floriani stabilisers. I had a look and they are pretty pricey! I wondered if it was possible to buy a few little bits to see if it was in fact what I needed. Then I had a reply from Annie (another member who is always around to give a hand). She offered to send me a couple of her bits so that I could try them out.

Big thanks to Annie as it was such a kind thing to do, I found that the Floriani no show mesh fusible is 'the one'.

The pics don't show the actual Floriani fusible just part of the process.

06/11/2009

Finished Skull T-Shirt


Here is the finished skull T-Shirt that has gone off to it's new home. They are really pleased with it and I am as well, it took a hell of a lot of sewing but I enjoyed it.
I seem to be going through a bit of an embroidered felt phase. I have added a few little felt bird keyrings to my things for my craft stalls, still haven't taken any pictures hopefully time will allow for this soon.......

05/11/2009

Cookie Monster


Just gotta love him! 40 years of Sesame Street, one of the TV programmes I never minded my kids watching.