Sewing

Jolene on June 1st, 2010

Not to be outdone by his sister, the lad (aged nearly 7) decided to have a go at making his own soft toy.  He designed and sewed this chap (almost) all by himself.  I’m very proud of his ability to take his idea and turn it into something tangible.  We worked together on turning his […]

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Jolene on May 30th, 2010

In spite of the fact that it should be summer and we are being teased with rays of sunshine trying to break the clouds, the small furry one decided to make a snowman today.  OK, so it’s a red snowman and it doesn’t actually resemble a snowman but she says it is a snowman so […]

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Jolene on May 16th, 2010

A few weeks ago I came across this tutorial on Holidash but it uses glue and I’m really not a glue person.  Nonetheless, I saved it in my favourites and last week I finally decided to have a go, using stitches in place of the glue. I won’t pretend it wasn’t fiddly but I’m guessing […]

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Jolene on May 4th, 2010

A few weeks ago we had a spring clean of our supplies and I came across some really nice pieces of denim fabric that I was going to use for pocket pillow backs (and I still might) but I had an overwhelming urge to make denim fabric finches. The first was sewn up before I […]

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Jolene on May 2nd, 2010

As promised – the sock creatures I was working on last weekend…I was very busy, although I must admit that the sock monkey took the best part of two weeks (between real work, you know, the one that pays the mortgage!) First up, that sock monkey.  A real labour of love.  They are very easy […]

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Alasdair on April 20th, 2010

As with the button flowers, these are a couple of items that Jolene (for whatever reason) decided not to put on the blog.  Fortunately for you, dear reader, I’m often left alone with the creations, a camera, and access to the internet and so here are another couple of items Jolene’s put together in the […]

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Jolene on March 7th, 2010

I made some more little owls for a commission (actually for an old school friend of mine). These are made from ecospun felt.  I found that wool felt is too thick and it made them a funny shape – it’s probably just me, but it does feel good to make something nice from all those […]

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Jolene on February 21st, 2010

I made a new bird. The process has been somewhat arduous and there have been many poor deformed creatures along the way.  It’s taken me such a long time of thinking before I finally plucked up the courage to create a new design.  It seems so silly now but I was so pleased with the […]

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Jolene on February 8th, 2010

A few weeks ago I posted about my Music Print Bird that was an idea for wedding cake topper “love birds”.  It was ok as far as ideas go but not quite lush enough.  I set off in search of something a little bit special and came across some dupioni silk from India.  I couldn’t […]

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Jolene on January 26th, 2010

Hmm…wonder what these are If I turn my back will they move? Nope…but they did get shinier…you saw that, right? Oh well, best be on my way now.   In the shop now

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