Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Every year I give the ladies in my husband's family a present made by me. As i live in Italy and most of them are amazing cooks so I decided to make aprons with co-ordinating pot holders. The measurements for the aprons came from the Christmas edition of Cotton time 2009 but I embellished them as I wanted. I used all kinds of different fabrics including many from Ikea which lend themselves to this kind of thing very well. More aprons on flickr.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Meet Ms Magoo she now belongs to little Anita who was born about a month ago. She's absolutely gorgeous. Ms Magoo was made from Melly and Me's Mr Magoo pattern. She's made from antique Italian linen and is really very cute!
I also gave Anita and her mum this nappy bag, bottle holder and cat rattle, They are also made with antique linen combined with other cotton and linen fabrics. The cat is also from a Melly and me pattern. Their patterns are fabulous so easy to follow. More images on flickr
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I had some scraps of fabic left over from Jamie's pillow so decided to make up a new pin cushion, this morning. The problem with the old one was that the pins used to poke through the bottom and needles got lost in the cushion. To solve this problem I cut a piece of template plastic and placed it inside the cushion near the bottom so the pins can't stick through the bottom. I put some stuffing underneath and on top of the plastic so the cushion still feels soft. It works well! There is a photo of the back of the cushion on Flickr.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Jamie wanted a new Santa sack with dinosaurs. Chrstmas and dinosaurs don't really go together but if you chuck a Santa hat on top, anything can go with Christmas. I started by painting the calico background with acrylic paints then sewed the dinosaur's, name, lava and coconuts in felt. The back (see photo on flickr) is a fabric that Rach sent me. Jamie loves it. He has already hung it out, ready for Santa to fill.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Here are some new scarves I made. I used different fabrics including wools, cottons and linen in very pretty soft colours. I then appliqued fabrics and trim and did a little embroidery. The scarves are both backed with a lovely soft Max Mara linen. More images on flickr , on Etsy
Well what can I say.! The other day I received a parcel from my mum with 3 more embroideries to make up as cushions. I mean I know she's an incredible embroiderer (and great with colour) but everytime I see her work I'm amazed at its beauty. To start with she uses beautiful fabric, usually linen. Then she starts to embroider with amazing threads including embroidery wools, silks and cottons, oh and beads sometimes. All I can say is keep up the good work mum! More images on flickr, on Etsy
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Yet another Christmas stocking. This is the same type as the others I made I just changed the colours slightly. The possibilities for these stockings are endless unfortunately my time is limited this year! On Etsy, more images on flickr