Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Lots of preparation

Oh dear, I really am becoming a terrible Blogger.  I don't think I've posted anything for well over a week now.  It's very frustrating!

I have managed to get some sewing done over the past few days though, so I'm feeling very pleased with that.  I've also started the planning for *Christmas* craft fair stock! 

I also got the aprons finished that I showed you in my last post, but I can't show you them yet as I haven't passed them on to my customer. 

And I made a few more crayon rolls to replenish the craft fair stock - these ones are using the fabrics I got on a recent trip to IKEA -

Such fun transport fabric!

OK, are you ready to see my Christmassy appliques??  They took a lot of preparation as I traced many, many shapes onto bondaweb (mainly stars and hearts), then had to iron the bondaweb to the fabric, cut out the shapes, iron the shapes onto the main piece of fabric.....then I got to sew them on!  I've used really bright, fun colours and BLACK thread for the actual applique.  That is so not me, but I absolutely love the way they've all turned out. 

First up, we have some Christmas trees made entirely from scraps (y'all know how much I love scraps!)

(Actually, I didn't use bondaweb for these ones so they were pretty quick to make) It's so satisfying to make something pretty using scraps - and I keep even the tiny scraps, you never know when they'll come in useful!

Here are the stars -

I love the vibrant colours and the black outline really emphasises them.  It's very simple but very eye-catching.

And of course some of my beloved gingham had to appear in here somewhere -

Pretty hearts -

You'll have to wait and see what I'm planning to turn all of these into :)

Linking up to -

Sew Happy Geek


  1. What lovely goodies, I wonder what you are going to do with the last few?
    Sue Xxx

  2. What a lot of lovely things!!! You have been busy!!! Trips to IKEA are always worth while, aren't they!?!

  3. I love the crayon roll!! I'm planning on making pen/pencil rolls for my 3 older children as part of an art set I'm making up for Christmas gifts but I never thought of doing a crayon one for my youngest... :)

  4. Love all your appliqués and cant wait to see what they're going to be turned into!

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog and I really hope you have a fab time at the fair on the weekend

    Rhi x x

  5. Mmmmmm - loving the scrap-applique - can't wait to see what you make with them!
    Emily x


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