Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Kirstie is to blame for the mess in my house!

Today I tried a slightly different craft - inspired by Kirstie Allsop on Kirstie's Homemade Home which I recorded before Christmas and have only now got round to watching.  I wish she wouldn't try all these crafts as I get inspired to have a go & then my housekeeping goes right down to zero!

Anyway on the program I watched, she did some sewing machine embroidery, and this is my attempt at doing it.  I drew the picture, traced over it and then sewed through the tracing paper & onto the fabric.  I then painted it with some fabric paint I had. 



Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I like the effect - makes my childish drawings look halfway reasonable!  Maybe tomorrow I might try the same thing, but by appliqueing fabric instead of painting it.  Yet another day with no housework - thanks Kirstie.

Sally
xxx

5 comments:

  1. OOoo, that looks great. I got her book for Xmas. Will have to check it and see if the instructions for this is in it. x

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  2. Thanks for your comments - In the programme, Kirstie drew a teapot with a cosy on - but my hubby loves VW vans, hence my take on her craft. If you can't find it in the book, give me a shout & I'll let you know how she did it.
    Sally
    xxx

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  3. Sally,I saw this programme too and you've outdone yourself! I can't wait to give it a bash - I love your volkswagen

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  4. It's really cool. Love vw campers x

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