Sunday, June 29, 2008
I told you this was dangerous. I made my very first design!! Very bold of me :-)
Stitching comments: I cut a rectangle of felt and a piece of linen the same size. I made one end into a triangle to fold over. I edged the linen then sewed it to the felt. This is the lining. I then hand stitched it together with thread and blanket stitched. Attached two buttons and some ribbon, and there you go, somewhere to put my ipod shuffle and the ear phones.
Lessons Learned: Diving in is sometimes the best way of getting over any phobias of not being able to design yourself. This wasn't too great a leap, but it was a step.
Pattern: Mandy Made :-)
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I made this little guy for a friend of mine. I think the hardest part was choosing the patterned material!! I am getting better at trying to forget the material that was used in the book, but I still get an idea in my head of what it should look like.
Stitching comments: This one was either really easy to make or I'm getting the hang of this thing now!! Watch out I might start designing my own!!
Pattern: softies, Penguin Books
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I bought an embroidery book called easy stitches, just to get myself into some simple embellishments, nothing too fancy. As a result I made these blue booties.
Stitching comments: I didn't cut the embroidary thread long enough to go all around the part of the bootie that need to be. As a result you can see the join, better luck next time. I'm quite happy with the cars though.
Pattern: easy stitching, Inspiration books