Friday, 18 March 2011
While I was waiting for his return, I managed to make a couple more Easter themed bags ready for the Tisbury Country Market tomorrow morning.
A bunny and an Easter egg. Here are the insides:
They should be just the right size for Easter Egg hunt bags, so keeping my fingers crossed that they sell tomorrow.
Weekend Wishes to you all
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
I didn’t have a lot of time to sew today, but I did manage to knock up a couple of bits for my lovely mum, who is heading to Australia for a holiday. I’d made her a bag a while back, but didn’t put any pockets in it, so she asked me to make her some pockets to attach to the bag.
As my mum is away for mother’s day, I wanted to make her something before she went. I saw a pattern for travel trays in this months Sew Hip magazine, and here is the tray I made.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Thought today I’d share some Easter bags I’ve been making.
I also made this bag, which is slightly madder as I suffer badly from trying to use too many different patterns on the same bag! Perhaps next time I’ll tone it down a little.
These bags are just the right size for Easter Egg hunting. I’ve made them in the same way as my monster & embroidered bags, but this time I’ve just added a chicken appliqué to them. I used bondaweb to attach the chicken to the bags, but I’ve also sewn the chicken on too as I wanted to make sure they were suitable for young children. The legs of the patterned chicken are just attached using a 6 stranded piece of embroidery thread.
Am planning on making another couple of bags with bunnies or Easter eggs on them, but that is a job for another day.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Here is the lampshade, proudly hung for all to see!
First things first – get some lovely glass beads. I got mine from Hobbycraft, and I bought 2 of the small pick and mix pots that you can buy in there. I also used a pack of smaller glass beads to mix in with them. You will also need some seed beads, thin wire, some jump rings and a lampshade frame.
Lay the beads out in the pattern you want them. I used alternating large and small beads.
Take a piece of wire, about 4” in length and create a loop about 1” from the end. Wrap the tail of the wire around the other end, like in the photo here:
Add a seed bead to the wire, then a small bead and then one of the larger beads, followed by a small bead and then another seed bead.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
I’ve not been around on here for a while, mainly due to kids & tummy bugs, half term and the new addition to our family:
A rescue dog called Snoop. Sadly prior to coming to us he was badly neglected and at the moment he is so nervous we are having to be very calm and try to build him up both physically and mentally. He’s very gentle even with all he’s been through, so fingers crossed he’ll make a lovely member of our family.
Crafts-wise I’ve been making an odd few things, which I’ll show off properly over the next few days. Here are a few examples:
Here’s to a crafty March.