Oh and he just happens to also be wearing the elephant applique t-shirt I recently made him!
I had been planning on making some of these Tilda fabric strawberries for ages - from the 'Sew Pretty Homestyle' book - I just didn't have a 'reason' to make them...until now!
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I'm really pleased with how these turned out. Hopefully I'll sell a few too ;)
While I was away I had a go at some 'improv' sewing and made some keyrings -
The two on the right are supposed to be OWLS in case you couldn't tell! I adapted a pattern in the last issue of Simply Homemade magazine. I'm not particularly happy with how any of these turned out (maybe the heart is OK) so I may put them in a 'bargain bin' on my craft stall lol!
I realised that I was completely out of my comfort zone with the hand sewing! Especially as I didn't have templates, my water soluble fabric pen or bondaweb..... And I missed my sewing machine way too much! At least with the sewing machine you can make little things really quickly, but with hand sewing it literally takes hours...and then if you don't like the results, that's a lot of wasted time. I'm glad I was super organized with the strawberries, I'll have to bear that in mind for future trips.
Since I've been back, I was quick to get back to the sewing machine and this is a little peek of something I've been working on, I'll show more later in the week -
I also started the preparations for some fabric baskets for the craft fair in bright, funky fabrics -
You can see previous fabric baskets I've made here (for the bathroom) and here for my sewing threads, and also a square version here for some toys!
We're having a little family day out tomorrow so fingers crossed the weather stays dry! I may even take a little break from sewing as I've been sewing like mad for the past few days, phew!
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