Tag: Sewing

Toddler Bow Tie

We are attending a family wedding in late April, and this will be the first time I’ll dress Robin in smart wear (well, smart casual). I’d purchased a cute blue/yellow shirt from a charity shop a couple of months ago, and managed to get some coordinating chino trousers from Primark. However, I felt the outfit was missing a little something…

Onto Pinterest I went! After a good gander I realised what the outfit needed was a bow tie!

I had a look on Etsy and generally around the internet, but I couldn’t find one that was right. Then I remembered I had some leftover fabric from the lampshade I made.  So back onto Pinterest I went and soon enough I came across this step-by-step guide from Simply Being Mommy.

I did however not use a glue gun, did a tiny bit of sewing and added some elastic instead of a brooch pin. But I did however follow the fabric measurements and how to create the bow. I think it turned out pretty well in the end! Let’s hope Robin doesn’t yank it off on the day, I’ll be sure to update this post with a photo of him when the day comes 🙂

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Etsy Shop Haul

After the iamacrylic workshop yesterday, I popped along to the shopping centre in Bristol to a popup Etsy shop (Thanks to Etsy Made Bristol). So great to see a mix of local crafts all in one place! I would love to be able to have the money and ability to one day have a shop in Bath where I can sell local makers items. I really think it would do well and there are so many amazing creators in and around Bath! Alas, with the rents that the council charge, this dream would only become reality with a lottery win I feel.

Anyway… onto what I picked up from the shop!

 

Okay, so the cheeseboard I actually purchased from iamacrylic after completing the workshop. I’ve always wanted this necklace because, well, it’s a cheeseboard, what’s not to love!

Next up is a lovely sewing coaster made by Fiona Clabon Illustration. I plan to give this to my nan for her craft room for Christmas. I should of bought one for myself too really…

And finally… an awesome David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust necklace by YayRaeFlay. As soon as I saw it on it’s display in the shop I just had to own it! A great mix of wood and acrylic.

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Kitty Quilt

Our lovely neighbours have a lovely kitten called Munchkin and we (more my husband) look after her from time-to-time. I said to her owner (Charlotte) that I would make her a kitty quilt at some point. Did Munchkin really need a quilt? No. Was I going to make one anyway? Of Course!

For this quilt I actually used some pre-cut squares I found in a Julian House charity shop. I bought 3 little bags of these squares but only really used one of them for this quilt. The dimple fleece backing was from a Hobbycraft fat quarter bundle.

This was the first time I had worked with smaller fabric pieces, I really enjoyed it actually. When stitched together I thought it looked very much like a Kaffe Fassett quilt due to the stunning mix of colours.

I was very happy with the final quilt, however I think next time I might but a thin layer of wading in between as I  felt it could of been a little ticker.

And finally, here is the lovely little Munckin enjoying her little quilt. I’ve been told that its been great for the chilly evenings 🙂

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Marvel quilt

This is a lovely little quilt I made for little Theodore’s first birthday.

I had previously bought a Marvel Comics III Charm Pack by Camelot Fabrics when out with my nan, so thought this would be a good enough opportunity to use it.

I also wanted to give it a bit of a personal touch. Now when creating this I didn’t have access to the dry cleaners whom also do embroidery. So… I gave it a go by hand! Now, I didn’t think it was too bad for my first attempt, but I must admit in future I think I might leave it to the industrial machines.

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Fairy tale dragons quilt

This time last year a friend asked if I could make a cot quilt for her son. Yes it really has taken me nearly a year to make it happen. To be fair I was still working on the whole ‘being a mum’ thing at the time.

Once my friend had decided on the theme (dragons) I started researching fabric asap! I discovered that Lewis and Irene had a Dragons collection and happened to find someone selling some fat quarter bundles of it on eBay.

After a few (quite a few) months and with the return of my creative spark, I managed to pull it all together. Even having some fabric to spare so I could make some cushion cover panels. My friend will be finishing them off.

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Apologies for the poor photographs, it was a very cloudy day when I took them and I really wanted to get this in the post to my friend.

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Cot Quilt Success!

I’m pretty proud of myself right now, I’ve just finished my first ever quilt! Now I’ll admit I did have my wonderful nan oversea the event, however I must mention that she did not do anything, purely observed. So I completed this from cutting the squares to hand sewing the back of the edging.

I purchased the stunning fabric from eBay and used a fleece blanket from IKEA for the backing. Oh and to pad it out a little more, nan gave me some other fleece like material to put in between. The cutting and pattern arrangement took me about 2 hours, sewing everything together about 7 hours and the hand sewing on the back about 1 hour.

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Baby Dino Toy

My friend is due to have her first child in October and I really wanted to make her a little something for baby. After a few hours browsing Pinterest (as you do), I came across this great Baby Dino Pattern by First Day of Mae.

I rummaged through my material scraps and ribbon box, hour or so later I managed to pull together this little beauty. I personally feel like I could of done a slightly better job sewing him up after stuffing but I guess that’s the charm of handmade sometimes 🙂

 

Dinosaur Cross Stitch

I used to do a lot of cross stitch when I was younger, but I feel I had a little more patience back then. Also I didn’t have the likes of the Internet to distract me…

My friends birthday was coming up, so I wanted to make her something a little different. Thankfully she has a love for dinosaurs, so this made the subject matter of the cross stitch easy to decide.

Hard to say how long this actually took me to complete, most likely a couple of solid hours. I managed to stretch it out over two weeks whilst I was unwell, so not bad going.

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I also managed to pick up the perfect card to go with my creation. Happy Birthday Katy!

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