Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Fabric Prim-cesses Madness - and a GIVEAWAY!

My latest crafting obession is making these little
fabric Prim-cesses and as you can see I've made
quite a few!

I've listed the ones above in my Etsy shop
should you like to buy one.

These are a few of my favourite ones


Over Easter, my niece and nephew came to stay
and guess what we made ....

It was fun letting them use the sewing machine.
Chloe has used it before but it was the first time for Aaron.
I think he enjoyed it although after a while he seemed
to prefer making paper airplanes which I keep finding
in the strangest places in my craft room :)

.... so the obession continues and
I've made some more this week

I'd like to give one from the last photo above away.
If you would like to win one, please leave me a
comment and let me know which one you'd like.
I'll draw a winner at random on
Sunday 3rd May. 
(It's open to all, UK or overseas)

Thanks for looking - and good luck :)

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A little bit of Goth meets Floral for SDC #190

I made this little fabric collage for a blog challenge -
the challenge was to use stitches - of any sort
in our makes.

I decided to use sewing machine stitches -
here's what my plan of action looked like!

As a starting point I used this  'inspiration pack' 
I bought a few years ago and found again recently
at the back of my craft cupboard.

I used an old cotton hankerchief to work on,
and the 'Prom Queen' stamp by Stampotique.

For the background I used these Distress Ink pads.

Here are some close ups

She wasn't originally going to have a crown, but
I made a bit of a hole in the fabric and needed
to repair it!
Her eyes are sequins and beads.

I enjoyed making the flowers and practising (my version of)
the free motion sewing machine stitching.
The base is some jute (from the Pound Shop!)

Want to see the back?

This was obviously before I added the buttons
and jute base.

She looks a bit of a droopy drawers doesn't she!
I hope she'll find her Prince at the Prom Ball
- she looks a bit miserable at the moment!

Thanks for looking & happy stitching!