These embroidered pillows are made of very soft cotton, backed with offcuts of upholstery fabric of unknown type. They are perfect for little hands to clutch for comfort. They could also be ornaments, displayed in a bowl or basket, or used as pin cushions. Available in the shop
A while ago now onecrazywoman contacted me with the proposition to swap dotee dolls. She is making me a dotee doll with a Texan theme and I am making her a dotee doll with a Scottish theme. I’ve been making this doll on and off now for the past month and finally last night I [...]
I know it’s an odd combination, but it’s what I’ve been keeping busy with over the past week or so. Inchies Inchies are 1″x1″ pieces of art. The challenge is definitely in getting something interesting on a small piece of board. In this instance I created some 101 Dalmation inchies for a user on swapbot [...]
I made this lion dotee doll for a swapbot tag. I’m having trouble parting with this one. It’s felt with embroidery thread and seed bead detail…quite simple really. It was really windy when I took this picture so I had to hold onto the tail to keep it steady…it’s a basic tassel.
This piece started life as a needlecase and ended up as a pincusion…the truth of the matter is that I forgot to include a seam allowance and it was then far too small to suit what I had in mind, although I’d like to have you believe the change of use was deliberate. This is [...]
Dotee dolls are small fabric dolls with a face, hanger and tail (no arms or legs). They are often also decorated with beads. This style of doll is based on the work of a blogger called Dot and has become popular amongst the SwapBot community where many crafters join to swap dotee inspired dolls. I have joined a number of these swaps now, [...]
This handmade needle-case is for the ‘Handmade Needlecase’ swap on Swap-bot. I have been doing quite a bit of swapping at this website to try out new ideas and try to hone my needlework skills. I’ve found it lends a purpose to my crafting rather than simply making something for the sake of it,. which [...]
Is it an ornament or is it a pincushion? Well, it could be either. In this case it’s an ornament because the intended recipient doesn’t sew. The pattern for this was from Little House by the Sea, who very kindly shared her pattern. The embroidery was mostly my own creation, although the general idea was also [...]