Sunday, 21 December 2014

Fox Diaper Caddy and Cat Face Purses

I am back sewing and happy!
Foxes are close to my heart and wanted to make a festive red one that will still be nice to have after the holidays
red fox diaper caddy strawberry fabric
I love neutrals and this taupe check with a pocket teddy is ideal for baby gifts to minimalist homes or when the parents are keeping the baby's gender a surprise
taupe check teddy diaper caddy front view
taupe check teddy diaper caddy softie

 A new variation to the popular fox pillow in....tangerine!
orange fox mini pillow
It is bright and zesty, a true feeling of summer inspired by the lovely tangerines, oranges, clementies and mandarins I have been eating this month.
orange fox mini pillow applique design
 I love these patchwork bags with a kitty face and mad colour combinations.
pink stamps cat face purse front
pink stamps cat face purse back
 Pink stamps, aqua and red cherries..
aqua kitten face purse
patchwork close up purse back
 Sage and pink...because even little girls need a purse!
Kitty Cat Face handbag for little girls cream cherry
I never tire of polka dots, there is something about them that makes me smile.
Kitty Cat Face handbag for little girls cream cherry rear
Happy Sunday ya all

Thursday, 18 December 2014

12 Kittens of Christmas

Some cute kittens I found round the web

christmas kitten dressed as santa

blue eyed grey kitten red ribbon

Happy Holidays!!!!


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Turtle and Pony Caddies

My blog has been gathering dust in the last few weeks; it seems this house move has taken for ever to complete and things get back to normal.

I have been busy with preparations for Christmas and here are a couple of new creations I managed to complete.

spring greens turtley applique fabric basket

This cutie is for a Young lady who likes blues and greens. I added a tangerine heart and a ribbon at the base of the turtle for a bit of colour and a little bow with an orange button for a girly touch.

turtle diapper caddy applique close up
To help the turtle stand out I used a cabbage green thread for satin stitch and embroidered the eyes, mouth and nose by hand. She is very happy in the apple orchard.
spring green turtle diaper caddy side view
I love the colours of the background fabric!

sweet pony horse pink diaper caddy
Another sweet young lady will be receiving this cute pony basket- snow white pony with pink hair.

sweet pony diaper caddy applique close up

To create texture for the hair I added a few lines of stitching following the curves of the mane. I used a slightly different thread colour to help it "pop". She is wearing a heart pendant too. I added a white dot in the middle of the eye to give it a 3D look, I am quite pleased with it.
Off to make some handbags for girls now.
Happy Saturday from sunny Bristol.

Friday, 14 November 2014

No Sewing and a Review of my Work

Hello Friends,

This house move is taking so long! We are in temporary accommodation number 2 now and if it all goes well we are getting the keys for our new apartment next weekend. "I can't wait" would be an understatement.

Living as a transient out of a suitcase with the bare minimum has not been an issue- I realised years ago that most of the things I surround myself with are probably unnecessary. A slow edit has been taking place since 2010, giving away to charity and enriching the local library with over 1000 books- yes I could not believe I had that many books either! My previous move involved an articulated lorry and a crew of professionals. This time all of our current possessions, packaged and carried by us, filled a transit van and are waiting in a storage locker for now.

What I have really missed is sewing. The creative hours spent starring at fabric and dreaming of what to make with it. The precise cutting of the rotary cutter producing perfect lines. Admiring the colours of the thread spools which always end up jumbled up no matter how often I tidy them in my biscuit tin. And of course the rhythmic movement of the needle with its magical powers- fabric goes in one way and beautiful things happen- dependable and steady. I have missed going to bed and dreaming of patterns, waking up early and drawing foxes and bunnies to applique on my fabric baskets. 

This sewing abstinence is getting to 4 weeks now and I have been feeling so nostalgic I decided to run through the last few months of my blog and pick my favourite makes.

cat face little girls purse pink and white

Fox and heart fabric cover for notebook
Fox Notebook

Fox Nursery decorative mini pillow
Fox Mini Pillow

square fabric drinks mat
Floral Coaster

fox zip pouch
Fox with Tulips Linen Zipper Pouch

make up purse
Birds and Cherries Make up Pouches

brown felt fox brooch
Felt Fox Brooch

baby gift pink and white bunny face storage caddy with big ears
Bunny Caddy Basket

nursery storage fabric basket
Sage Green Bunny Caddy

nursery storage fabric basket with pocket cat
Lavender Kitty Caddy

little lamb pencil case
Lamb Pencil Case

mouse fabric toy
Mouse Pocket Friend

Fox and Tulips Fabric Basket

fox applique diaper caddy
Red Fox Diaper Caddy

fox fabric basket
Jumping Fox Caddy

fleece animal faces pillows
Cat Mouse and Bunny Pillows

polar bear fabric basket

baby gift set
Bunny Bib and Burp Cloth Set

christmas present bag
Christmas Fabric Gift Bag

patchwork dolls quilt
Modern Patchwork Doll's Quilt and Pillow
Have a lovely weekend
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