Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday Night Sew In Results

I managed to sit down and get some work done on my Woodland Faeries stitchery project last night.  I have almost finished one faerie and I have 4 more to go.  They are very sweet aren't they!  I love the detail on their dresses. 

My daughter loves faeries so shhh, don't tell her, but this will have fabric boarders around it and then be put onto a canvas and hung on her wall.  I have used one of the faeries from this pattern before for her reader cover.  It is a free pattern by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches and you can get it from HERE.  Speaking of free patterns,Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly has just put a free pattern for a Three Bears Toy Bag on her website.  Just click HERE to get there.  It has a stitchery for Goldilocks and the Three Bears on a lovely sized bag to put your kids or grandkids toys in or you can use it as a Library Bag, Nappy Bag or kids craft bag.  
Have a look as see what the other Friday Night Sew In participants have been up to.  Just click on this link HERE.
Happy Sewing everyone!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some insight into the creative process...

YES!  Have just managed to finally get part of my softie to work!  Sometimes the design process can be challenging and frustrating and then all of a sudden it all comes together.  I have been working on a design for the last 3 days and after several failed attempts I have finally overcome that hurdle and it now looks exactly the way I wanted it too!  So I thought I'd share this with you as I am just so excited that it has finally come together.  The trick this time was to leave it alone and concentrate of something else for 24 hours before I attempted looking at it again.  With softies I have found that sometimes what you draw on paper is hard to turn into a 3D stuffed object.  There are a number of things to consider and sometimes the stuffing process can change the shape to something you weren't expecting.  I normally have an idea of the finished product in my head and then I sketch out what I want it to look like.  I then draw the pattern and then start cutting out fabric and sewing it together - making changes as I go.  Sometimes these softies evolve over 3 or 4 fully completed softies until I am 100% happy and sometimes they come together the first time .  This one has taken several of these attempts but now I am finally happy!  Now on to writing the pattern!   Hope you don't mind me sharing my creative process with you!

Also it's Friday Night Sew In this Friday so click on this link HERE to sign up!  It's a fun way to work on some of your unfinished projects knowing that there are quite a few of us sitting down at the same time and working on our projects too!  So come on join in! 
Happy sewing everyone!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Christmas Club Update

Sign ups for the Cookies & Cream Craft Christmas Club are ending soon.  You've only got until the 15th of June to sign up so Sandy can get numbers organised and have the first patterns out to participants by the beginning of July.  So just to entice you a little more here is another sneak peak of part of my design I'm doing for this Club.

Interested?  Click HERE to read more and sign up.
Happy sewing,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Just Hanging out and having fun sewing..

characters like this!

Cheeky monkey - isn't he!  Check out Monday's Show & Tell to see what other's have been up to!
Happy sewing!