Monday, 28 May 2012

Sewing, stamping and stock

I have been busy working away on some new stock for my Folksy shop.  I got out my fabric stamps again and started playing around with stamps and fabric combinations.


I also started using some of the lovely fabrics I showed you in my last post

I was very disciplined and only allowed myself to go outdoors and enjoy the sunshine once I'd finished all the machine sewing!  I took some things outside to stuff and then hand sewed the openings....


So what was I making? 

Some more of my 'Sewing Essentials' kits! 

Here's how the complete 'kit' looks -


Each kit contains a handy drawstring project bag (complete with french seams = no raw, fraying edges), pin cushion and little needle book with 2 felt pages, and a handy little pocket - perfect for holding threads, buttons etc.  Here's the inside of the needle book -


This lovely yellow floral Sewing Essentials kit can now be found here in my Folksy shop

I also had a play around with other fabric combinations, here are some of them -


Cute pink cherries.  This Sewing Essentials kit can be found here in my Folksy shop


This gorgeous blue floral fabric reminds me of Cath Kidston/vintage type material, it's actually from Sew La La online fabric shop who stock a gorgeous range of vintage inspired fabrics.  This kit can now be found here in my Folksy shop


Lastly is this lovely bright pink birds/flowers kit.  This one can be found here in my Folksy shop

Now, whilst the sun is still shining I am thinking about trying some little embroidery designs to embellish my next projects, so I'll take my sewing project bag out side and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts :)

11 comments:

  1. Original, beautiful & useful ~ perfect making Rachael! Kath x

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  2. These are gorgeous! What a lovely way to hold your sewing supplies! Hope you will stop by and share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/05/pink-hippo-party-80.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  3. These are fabulous!!! What a great idea! I love 'matching sets' of things!!! :-)
    Have a lovely week.....
    Carly
    x

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  4. these are brilliant! I love the idea of having a matching sewing kit that is original! Stamping on fabric is also a super idea - curious, which ink do you use? I'd love to try this myself :)

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  5. I love these - so practical, but oh so pretty! xx

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  6. I love these stamps (and the kits you've been making) as they are so precise :)

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  7. Such a good idea to stamp onto fabric. Love the effect. Love the blue floral fabric, our Cath Kidston-esque fabric is really popular too!!

    Rhi x x

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  8. Hi, I just found you on blog train....I love these sewing accessories...so fun. I like to quilt, sew and make all kinds of things...This post got me hooked and I am going to follow you, come visit and follow too. I have made so many great blog friends but I would love to have more!

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  9. Stamping on fabric seems nice. I have to try it one day. I love your pincushions.

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  10. Absolutly love your sewing essential kits, such a good idea!

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