Monday, 21 April 2014

Cocker Spaniel Puppy Love

Cocker Spaniel Puppy Love

Today I felt like sewing something new, cute and sweet and a bit vintage floral.

I reached for my favourite miniature roses fabric...and inspiration struck! I really enjoyed making the Lamb Pencil Case

and wanted to make another animal pouch.

The rest is history.
Cocker Spaniel Floral Pencil Case Pink Ears with Pencils

I wanted some more interest for little hands so added a super soft felt ear and a little ribbon pull where her tail would be.

Cocker Spaniel Floral Pencil Case Pink Ears Zip Close Up

I embroidered her nose, mouth and eye with eyelashes using a nice silky embroidery floss in black.

She also has an outline of a paw
Cocker Spaniel Floral Pencil Case Back

I love how it looks next to this floral greeting card and love hearts sweets

On the back, a small polka dot applique heart.

Hope you have enjoyed your long Easter weekend as much as I have.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sunday Stash Easter Sunday

Fabric is such a personal thing!

Due to work commitments I sent out my other half to run some errands, including buying additional fabric for one I had already bought and with the instructions: " If you see anything else similar that is really nice get it!

Here is what he came home with:

Let's start with the bad one:

All I could think of was tablecloth in fish and chip shop. 1960's kitchen curtains. Possibly garden cushions? What will I ever make with this?

The yellow and blue stripe I kind of like for my fabric baskets

It is Summer Time, nice quality fabric

and the next
although not my choice, I can make a ... fabric basket with it too.

So, I have one large gingham check and 2 stripe fabrics I am not that keen on. I don't want to sound ungrateful but think I will not be sending him to buy me fabric again.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Fabric Baskets

This weekend I have been mostly sewing... fabric baskets.

A new version

 With a  squirrel. He was very difficult to sew and even more difficult to stuff. Still undecided if he is a success or failure.
 I am very happy with the colour combination of purple and yellow.

An attempt at another fabric picture with a fox in lavender

I am not sure about the red fox, pink and lavender combo but wanted to stay true-ish to the fox

xo xo

Sunday Stash Display

This week I bough some fabrics which were slightly over my usual budget but I felt they were so worth it.

Don't you love the squirrels?

And the matching solid- Love this acid yellow

Something almost salmon pink

 This is going to be a summer version of my brown fox, coral fox? I am sure it will look nice.

This is the sort of bike I dreamed of when I was a kid

Need to find a nice pink to complement this one.

and thread to sew them all. I normally buy Gutermann but I am trying this Coats for the first time. It seems a little bit thinner.

I was laughing when i sew the made in Greece.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dotty Lavender Fabric Basket with Pocket Cat and a Sleeping Fox

First Things First. I loved the Clarke & Clarke Fabric I got in sage a few weeks ago so I went ahead and got the "dotty" in Mauve.

It now has a new Cat Friend who lives in Lavender Polka Dot Basket

Lavender Fabric basket with Pocket Cat Softie

Lavender Fabric basket

I decided to place the large pocket on the front this time

Lavender Fabric basket Interior

It is quite roomy inside

Lavender Fabric basket with Pocket Cat Softie Close Up

I love the texture of the unbleached eco cotton. It is very soft too.

Lavender Fabric basket with Pocket Cat Softie Pink Bow

I love kitties!

And just because I also love foxes, a summer version of the foxy zipper pouch

Sleeping Fox red Polka Dot Zipper Pouch

Sleeping Brown Felt Applique Fox Red Polka Dot Zipper Pouch
I added a tab to the side and an appliqued heart at the back.

Linen and Polka Dot Red Zipper Pouch Back View

Have a great week!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Easter Bunny Totes with Pom Pom Tail and Sunday Stach

Sunday stash fabric today is nothing exciting. Lots of natural eco-cotton, unbleached, with some of the husks showing, unworthy of a picture really.

But here is what I made with it:

These bags were so much fun to make

 Do you like the pom pom tail?

I went for a dense satin stitch on the applique

I had never stitched handles like this before, very pleased with the result.

I also made another bunny themed basket

A gift for a lovely lady.

....and the last of my foxy fabric made into a basket

Happy Sunday! 

xo xo