Saturday, 28 March 2009

I'm on Folksy!!!!

Been thinking about it for a while and finally decided to take the plunge and try selling some of my bits and bobs.

Had so much good feedback from the livingetc forums, etsy forums and flickr that I bit the bullet.

So here's my Folksy Shop - link

Wish me luck!!

I made this! - Rosettes

Learned how to make rosettes in my Soft Furnishings class last week.

Amazed at how easy it is - all you do is -
  • cut (or rip - I prefer the raw frayed edges) a strip of fabric - no specific size or length.
  • Using double thread, stitch a loose running stitch along one edge (about 5mm from the edge works well).
  • When you reach the end gently pull and gather the fabric the together - you will see how the rosette starts to take shape.
  • When you are happy with the shape sew the ends together - I prefer to knot in the centre then stitch the two ends together to hide the gap.
  • You can either add a button - or a smaller rosette, or a ribbon rosette, or a pom-pom - whatever you fancy.
  • Maybe sew onto a scrunchy or a brooch or a bag or a jumper!! So many options - so little time!!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

I made this! - Teacup Pincushion!

Came across a few people on flickr who had made similar teacup pincushions (Made by BeaG, Mel Garza and cupcakeDD) and felt inspired to try my own version.

Bought a cheap cup from TK Maxx and using offcuts of piping from my cushion projects I started by glueing the first section then once this was completely dry starter hand-sewing the rest on in a big swirl, stuffed very full with polyester filling before sewing closed and hey presto!!

More photos of this appear on my flickr page.

Update 11/4/09
I've been blogged!!

Cuteable blog of cute things