Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Snow Ball Fight.........


A brilliant  idea from Embroidery Garden, Lets have a Snow Ball Fight.  The balls are made from white fleece fabric and the cute faces are embroidered and the balls are stuffed with toy filling
Living where I just can't pop down to the shops to get sewing supplies, I found some off cuts of white fleece that I had kept and I managed to get 2 sets of balls.  I was happy to finally find a use for some of my scraps as well as to have a great gift for the grandkids..........








Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas T Shirts ..........


My grandsons are getting too old for T Shirts ( that's what they think) so this year I only made for the two youngest, Cooper aged 6 and Thomas aged 10.  These great designs are from Urban Threads .  I really loved how they turned out as they are not too heavy for the T Shirt fabric.. These designs where stitched on a Singer xl 400 in a 6 x 10 hoop.



Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cow Zippered Bag.........


This time a cow zippered bag. Very cute could be for a boy  and a bow or flower added for the girl.
I can't help myself, I love making these bags.   The design is from Disorderly Threads and all made ITH on the Embroidery Machine. Just a tiny bit of hand sewing where you turn the bag inside out.
Cute...................




                                                                             

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hand Towels..........


I really loved the tutorial for the fridge towels on SHE CAN SHE Blog.   I have had 12 months to make my hand towel for the Christmas Gift Exchange at my Patchwork Group..... I was looking for something special so as soon as I saw this one I knew that is was the One.   I made a couple more for gifts.  The picture doesn't show the binding down the sides of the towel.  It makes the towel that little bit different..


                                                                             

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Table Runner!!!!!!

A few months ago we did some paper piecing  at my Patchwork Group, I always try to make something out of what we do otherwise it is a waste of material even though we are learning new techniques. I decided to turn my paper piecing into table runners. The colours are a hot pink and lime green. The pattern was a hibiscus and I am not sure where it came from.  The runner pattern is a very common one on the internet. I also used iron on pellon on the back of the top of the runner to give it  a nice smooth appearance.. I use these colours in my dining area, finally something for me.




                                                                                 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Caravan Zippered Bags......

These bags  are so cute, mini caravans. Once again the bags are fully lined with no side seams showing.  A small bit of hand sewing on the inside bottom of the bag where it is turned inside out.  It is all made In the Hoop on the Embroidery Machine. I used the 6 X 10 hoop on my Singer XL 400. The design came from Disorderly Threads. A great  little gift  for anybody  with a caravan.

                                                                           

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Angels.........









                                                                     
I bought this design last year to make for last Christmas. I printed out the pages of instructions and thought it looked really difficult.   I usually make a Christmas Gift for my children so I pulled out pattern and decided to have a go at making the Angels.
I don't know why I thought it was so complicated as they  where really easy to make.  They are an ITH design from Oma's Place and made on the embroidery machine. The Angels are made in three pieces, the head, wings and dress and have to be put together with a glue gun.  I bought the dolls hair but there is instructions for the hair as well.  They are really gorgeous, the design also has another face design with the eyes closed and also another dress design.  I will defiantly be making more very soon.
    






                                                                           
                                                                             
                                                                           







                                                                           

                                                                           


Friday, 17 October 2014

Texture Magic Flowers.........


Flower Headbands using texture magic. The design is from Embroidery Garden. Texture Magic is used between the layers of fabric and stitched into the flower shapes. After the shape of the flower is cut out you then use the steam from the iron and hold it over the flower shape and the steam makes the fabric crinkle up.  It is quite amazing to watch.

                                                                               

Days till Christmas!!!