Monday, September 28, 2009

Zippered Cases



The most useful thing in the **universe** has to be zippered cases! I whipped one up for my daughter so that she could put her polly pocket pieces in one spot. I then used thicker denim, heavier weight fabrics (interface if needed) and chunky zips to make the ones pictured. This second lot were lined as well - the spotty lining material went well with all the fabric combinations - whoopie!


I am really enjoying doing some embroidery at the moment. Its really portable as well - something you pick up and put down which is what I need at the moment.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Embroidered House

Today I have been working on a little embroidered house. Its lovely working on some itty bitty things. The tutorial is from Pimp Stitch - "Little House Ornaments".

Felt to choose..

Embroidery House..

Baby boys to tickle..
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My Creative Space today

* scissors
* cutting mat
* felt
* embroidery thread
* coffee
* glasses!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Felt Hair Tie

This weekend I've followed Vlitjig's Felt Hair Tie Tutorial

It took me a while to catch on to blanket stitch but now I love it. I loved making this, its awesome.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Work In Progress

I have a pile of fabric waiting to be turned into fabric baskets. Can't get enough of making these, they are so cute.

I had a play with making an appliqued tshirt with the following results.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I happened upon the most inspiring blog on the weekend at Vlijtig It has given me so many ideas on things that I can do myself and Vlijtig has created some fantastic tutorials and linked to many other great tutorials on the web. I have done Vlijtig's tutorial for fabric baskets and I am very impressed with the outcome. I think I have used the perfect heavyweight interfacing and it sits really well following these instructions.

Fabric Basket:

I have also made another drawstring bag - another children's present for carrying around those many little things that children do.

Drawstring Bag:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fabric Flowers III

I followed the frayed flower tutorial but folded my fabric in half to get a nicer edge.. so, not frayed at all.

I bought the Burda EASY 9885 pattern which was used in the Get Creative article to make the following fabulous dress:
The dress on the pattern has used a unflattering see-through fabric and buttons which really don't do it justice.. I'm so amazed by the Get Creative article and how if you select the right fabric and make slight alterations, you can turn a dowdy dress pattern into something amazing. I can't wait to have a go at this myself.

The cutest little fabric box

Today's project was making a fabric box. I followed the tutorial from All Buttoned Up.


I put it to good use storing sewing notions as suggested by ABU:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fabric Flowers Mark II

Today I am making rounded flower petals from the fantastic Pink Paper Peppermints tutorial.

This is my flower. I'm un-decided on the final colourway - thoughts are welcome.




For many more flowery ideas, check out the whole 31 days of flowers thread

Saturday, September 5, 2009


My fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics arrived on Friday! I got the fabric during a great sale they were having - I wish I could have got more, its so gorgeous. I also got an Ottobre magazine - I love the thought of having all those patterns at my fingertips and its got some great photos of the outfits inside.