Monday, 31 October 2011

Handmade Felt Novelties Part 1

I sat on the sofa one evening and was inspired by my daughters notebook which had owls on it.  I started by sketching a rough idea, and then got out my wool mix felt to select the colours.

The main colours are blue and pink with big yellow felt and black embroidered eyes. I sewed all the parts together with a blanket stitch and stuffed it lightly with hollowfibre! The little beck stands slight proud, which was achieved by sewing the sides closer together so the beak was pushed out.

I think I need to do a little more to the wings and tail feathers, and will probably add some coloured felt feathers and embroider them on some how... another job for when I'm sat on the sofa watching tv.

I'm quite pleased with myself for making my own design instead of copying someone elses!

Sarah xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Chance to Play with my Silhouette SD - Halloween Bunting

As it is half term and the kids are at home, I have taken the week off work and had a chance today to get out my Silhouette SD machine. Amongst other projects I decided a little Halloween decorating wouldn't go amiss and thought I would have a go at making some card bunting.

Please ignore my fingers shadows

The Silhouette website have very conveniently had some free Halloween shapes to download recently, so I used these for the detail.

In Silhouette

Using the Sihouette SD, I cut the Flag (triangle) shapes from an A4 sheet of grey card with the Pumpkin Face and the Spiders Web. I was quite chuffed with how they turned out, but my daughter said the pumpkin needed some orange. So I cut out the pumpkin itself with face.  and stuck them on the flags too!  I decided we ought to have a spider on the webs, so found a spider and traced, printed and cut out 3 and stuck them on too!

I couldn't find my string, so used a length of black knitting wool to hang the flags on, I tried to staple the flags on which wasn't very successful, so ended up with a bit of sticky tape on the back too!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

MK Vintage and Handmade Fair

Next Saturday with be the MK Hand-made and Vintage Fair at the Centre-MK (thats the shopping centre in posh speak!)

I really wanted to have a stall at this event, but now I work full time, I know I just wouldn't have the time to make enough items to cover even half a stall... however I will be making a special trip to The Centre MK to have a good old look see at everyone elses lovelyness!


Sarah xx