Sunday, April 20, 2014

New safari duffle bag

Last week I finished my second duffle bag for a customer. She's going to use it as a nappy bag for her 2 little ones. I love these bags, Lulu does too and this time instead of just asking me if I could make her one too she gave me a written order and told me she would pay for it! Sweet thing she must be getting frustrating with waiting for all the things I'm supposed to be making for her! Such a bad mother but I really need at least 48 hours in a day to get everything done!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Growth chart for Natalie

I just finished this growth chart and pillow slip for Natalie. She has flying pigs painted on her wall and a gorgeous hot air balloon mobile over her crib. I hope the chart slots in well to her themes!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Picnic rag quilt

Last week I finished this order for a customer. It's a 50'x60' rag quilt, my own deisgn. I never made one before so I watched a few tutorials before I began. It was so much fum to make I just loved it! I was very sad to part with the quilt as it turned out so pretty so I think it will definitely have to add it to the long 'to make for Lulu' list I have! The great thing about these quilts is on one side they are very textural and on the reverse side they look like a patchwork quilt.

My client had very specific ideas about colours and theme at the same time allowing me to adjust theme so they would work together. That said I love how her ideas turned out! More photos on flickr and Facebook.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A while back Lulu (she's 8) came into my sewing room and did some very sweet softie drawings for me. I decided to make them right away. They are super cute and fun to make, I even made a PDF pattern for one which I'm selling in my shop.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter is near!

Here are some more sweet bunny totes I made not so long ago! Lulu and I love easter and can't wait for it to arrive!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sweet pillow slips made

Here are some slips I made not long ago. Both are made with cotton fabrics combined with antique Italian handwoven hemp/linen.

I've made this style before but this time I was asked for the 2 panels to be patchwork and my customer bought a charm pack which was sent to me so I could match the slip to a quilt she already had. The colours were very soft and pretty.

This is my usual name slip but this time the letters are made with fabric not felt. More durable in time I think. I now give my cutomers the choice of felt or fabric lettering.

Growth chart pinks, browns and blues

 I have been absent from blogging lately as I started a new English workshop at middle school here. It seems to zap all of my energy! All of a sudden I also have a lot of orders so time just seems to fly by so quickly. I wish there were more hours in the day!

This chart was basically pink, browns and blues. I had to include flowers, birds, bunnies, trees, bees and a flying bird with a girl holding a balloon sitting on it. I was pleased with the result, a very pretty chart.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sarah's Etsy Store

I have just added my first item to my Etsy store. A pattern for my 'School of Fish'. Many people have liked the fish on Flickr and Pinterest so I though it would be a good idea to make a pattern. Hopefully people like it.

Party favours!

Here are some goodies I've made for party favours!

These wands were made for a customer, love the colours of these.

The rings I made for Lulu's friends for her 7th birthday.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Vintage embroidery bags

Slowly, slowly I've been making some new goodies. Here are 2 bags made with antique linen, trims and vintage embroideries.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Various vintage antique pouches

Lately I've made several pouches, love making these! 

The first set are made with antique hand woven linen and have been embellished with some antique trim.
The second set have been made with hand embroidered vintage fabrics, except the bottom right hand one. This is made with woven strips of antique linen all hand stitched together and then embellished with an old tapestry heart.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Sweet bunny heirlooms

The other day i was chatting to mum saying I wanted to make something but didn't know what??? Couldn't quite focus my creative energy which was flying around all confused! She suggested I make some sweet bunnies and that's exactly what i did. i would like to make more but need to focus some more energy!

I made my own pattern for these bunnies and love the way they turned out. 

I used antique hemp/linen for the base, then I appliqued old fabrics, some embroidered. I did some rows of stitching and the made the bunny up.

For this bunny I also used antique Italian hemp, appliqued some old trims and fabrics and then embellished with hand dyed felted wool flowers. This one I really love!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vintage embroidered pouches

I have many gorgeous vintage embroidered tables clothes, especially from Eastern Europe. They a gorgeous heavy linen and then use lovely wool threads to embroider them. I love the colours and textures. Slowly, slowly I am repurposing them!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Growth chart for Victoria

Last week I finished this chart for Victoria. Her mum had requested so many details I had to cut it down so it flowed better. I did try to include a many of her requests as possible though. This is the result!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sweet applique pillows made

Here are some pillows I made a while ago but didn't blog. Some were made for custom orders, a couple are in my shop.