Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday Stash 13 July 2014

What a lovely warm weekend it has been.

I have seen this fabric a while ago and was tempted, but held back...for a few weeks. It is now mine!

 Acacia by Tula Pink- Raccoon. the yes of the Raccoon are gazing right back at me. I adore the blues and greens of this print, eith the tiny accents of yellow and orange.

I would love to make a summer dress out of this. But for now, it became a fabric basket.

 I can'r stop admiring this lovely fabric.
What did you make this weekend?

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Lamb Nursery Diaper Caddy

Life has been happening and I have neglected my sewing and my writing.

After a wonderful weekend in the Galloway National park in Scotland, surrounded by pine trees, cows, lamb and sheep (yes, just like Mel Gibson's village in Braveheart) I got inspired.

I brought a little friend along. He is not my dog but we had a lovely time crossing streams...

and hiking hills.

It was his first time away from home and he loved taking in the view of Loch Trool.

When I returned home, I felt like revisiting that green check fabric from an earlier post.

I made this little lamb with some left over tan cotton and super soft white fleece. I hand drew the applique and used bondaweb to attach, before stitching. The eyes and nose are hand stitched with embroidery floss.
 I added a few buttons for colour and interest and corrected this ridge across his face with better ironing. I think I will add some soft toy stuffing next time to the underside of the head before I attach the fluffy crown, to give it a nice 3D shape and hide the body stitch under.
 And hand tied a ribbon for that pop of yellow!
 It has a square base and just the right height for baby products.

Isn't it cute?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunday Stash 15 June 2014

Hello Friends,

I have been away from blogging for a few weeks.

My love of foxes continues in this recent fabric purchase.

 This fox is so cute. I normally don't go for orange but decided to challenge my comfort zone.
stof quilters basics style 4517
 There is also a hedgehog and an owl and a raccoon!
fox fabric
 I like to keep the selvages and use the dots to find coordinating fabrics
Can't wait to sew this one!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Puppy Dog Fabric Basket

The latest sewing

puppy dog basket

puppy dog basket flopsy ears
 Puppy Dog Fabric basket with floppy Ears, lined with cotton and fleece

puppy dog basket flopsy ears interior pockets

Managed to match the stripes on the side seam

 Lots of pockets inside
Do you like the eye patch? I loved embroidering his nose

and...A Fox

fox fabric basket
 On a mint floral with roses
fox fabric basket
fox fabric basket
 Out in the garden, washed out by the bright sunshine
Came in to the shady porch for a snooze 

xo xo


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

Hello and thank you all for taking part in the giveaway.

I really enjoyed reading all your comments and impressed by the variety of handbags you all have.

and the winner is...

                                                                         Emme Von

Who said her handbag bag is : Camel brown

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day May 2014

Hello and welcome to handmadebyevarose, the blog about my sewing hobby, love of foxes and all things cute.

Thank you for stopping by for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

The Giveaway I am offering is this cute colourful tote, made with a Sew Mama Sew tutorial.

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Good Luck and thank you for visiting!

Hope to see you again soon.


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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Fabric Baskets for Babies and Kids

Dotty by Clarke and Clarke arrived in Taupe in Saturday morning's post.

I had to add to the collection and make another fabric basket

Dotty fabric Basket in taupe with Teddy

Don't they look great together?

Sage polka basket with bunnyLavender polka basket with Cat

Taupe polka basket with TeddyPink polka basket with Teddy

I also made a fabric basket for a baby boy with elephants. 

Elephant fabric basket

and  one with Red Riding Hood style fabric

Red Riding Hood fabric Basket with handles and red lining

I picked out some details with red stitching and realised backstitching was a bad idea

Some check ribbon sewn to the top for contrast 
 and the pockets on the inside because the outer fabric was too cute to hide
Fabric basket red interior with pockets

I am now experimenting with my first ever boxed zipper pouch.

See you soon!