Fox Caddy, Raccoon Case, Squirrel and Dotty Clutch
This week I have been fortunate to have time to sew every day and wanted to share the joy with you. Here is what I made.
This is a new fox design, with more detail.
I am pleased with how he came out, I made his legs out of wool felt: they are soft and 3D.
I had some leftover fabrics from the Acacia Blue line I bought back in July and made a small case for an e-reader or tablet.
Raccoon Tablet Case
The eyes of that raccoon are magical, I swear he can see me!
A Squirrel Basket
This basket was made with blue edging on the top of the pockets, using my Fabric Basket Tutorial for the lovely London fabric shop The Village Haberdashery. It is written for absolute beginners, if you can sew a line (preferably straight) you can do it!
I am so proud how I patiently stitched that blue edge in the ditch and did not go over.It is my challenge this year to become more accurate and precise, getting it right first time, instead of my tendency to rush and end up ripping seams later.
Polka Dot Clutch and Strap
This fits a pack of baby wipes and a few diapers, for a chic solution to changing baby on the go...
I still love the idea of fabric photos though and creating a pretty scene.
This is work in progress
The fox is talking to her friend the bird. I wanted a blue bird, like the singing Disney birds and a big dotty mushroom! The fox leg was very tricky, I drew it about 6 different ways before settling on this version that I could actually sew.
So it has been very busy here! How was your weekend?
A busy week with the occasion of my birthday, where does the time go?
My gift to myself was a whole day of sewing!
I have some new additions to my stash, but in my haste to make things with them I did not take any photos of the fabric before.
Here are the after pictures
Retro Red Spots
This is my favourite fabric basket design, in a scrumptious linen look cotton red.
This red is so warm, it has a bit of cherry in it and really brightens up my day.
I interfaced the fabric and it has a great luxury feel to it.
Kitten Basket in Neutral
Back to the soft pastels, linen look cotton in beige check on vanilla. I am still troubled by cutting check and keeping it straight, but at least I managed with the top edge of the basket.
My favourite is of course the kitty, made with fleece and a little bit of soft vintage rose to accent the ears.
My boyfriend said the ears were floppy and I left the room and did not talk to him for an hour, but I can now see he was right. (Have not told him yet).
I wanted them to be "playable", but I may try to applique them on the basket next time.
I also added a divider here and a few pockets at the back to make it more practical.
Cobalt Blue Party!
This lovely blue floral is from the Sew Caroline Collection called Gleeful. It was sent to me by Thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk to make a tutorial for another project- which I hope to be able to show you soon.
This is what I made with some the left-over bits.
It is a lovely collection with 12 designs in bright red, pink and yellow, transporting me to warmer and sunnier climates. I love the clamshells!