Showing posts with label cotton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cotton. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sewing from Drape Drape 2

I love books so much that I often treat myself with them^_^
And when my new Drape Drape 2 book arrived I couldn't wait to start sewing! I chose something simple to start- my first piece of clothing is a vest.

It's a lovely 3 piece draped vest with oversized pockets. It's very comfortable and the fabric I used (heavy weight cotton jersey) it's so soft and warm too.

Pictures from the book itself:

And here is my vest:

I'm standing on top of the roof  where the lighting is great to take pictures. But although the sun was shining so brightly that evening it was quite windy and I was very cold.. Just putting a brave face, am acting as if it was hot cause the vest looks much better with bare arms^_^

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Owl and bunny softies

Hello and good afternoon!

I'm sorry I haven't been writing much lately.
The weather here in Scotland has been a bit crazy and although you can't say that spring is in the air tomorrow is the first day of spring- 21st of March. That surely must mean an improvement from then on Mother Nature! Fingers crossed!
Anyway putting the outdoor conditions aside- spring definitely came to my house a bit earlier.
Like everybody else I had been feeling a bit down with the cold and slush and wind all at once and decided to incorporate lots of spring and vibrant colours into my recent projects and the outcome had no doubt brought a huge smile to my face^_^

Please feel free to leave a comment. Or share your spring projects.  I would love to see them!

Here are my Spring Owls in the making just about to get stuffed:

And here they are proudly showing off^_^

You can purchase my owls from my Etsy shop

And here are the Spring Bunnies still flat and not looking like bunnies at all:

But here they definitely are 100% bunnies! Sweet and colourful!^_^:

If you like my bunnies you can find them at  my Etsy store

One more bunny with big and cute eyes in slightly more subtle colours:

Also available from my Etsy shop
What do you think? They looks so adorable sitting together on the shelf right across, distracting me!^_^

Enjoy your last day of winter!
 Bye bye ugly slushy snow-less winter!



Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Personalized Designs For Babies

Hello and good afternoon!

What an amazing day we are having here in Edinburgh! The sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky! That's a very rare thing for us! The city always comes alive on days like this! The sun makes it all the more amazing!
I have all the windows open and I am enjoying those sun rays creeping into my studio.
I have lots of sewing to do, very busy and very happy^_^

This morning I was shortening a few vintage maxi dresses and making up skirts on thick black elastics from the cut offs, the change is amazing. But enough about that! I wanted to focus this post on personalized designs that I have been working on lately and share them here.

This is a baby blanket with appliqued name, it's made of heavy cotton with really nice prints, backed with soft baby blue fleece and a contrasting dark blue bias banding. It turned out quite nice, didn't it?

Here is my work in progress:

securing appliqued letters with satin stitch

Attaching bias binding

And here it is!!^_^

And now personalized monkey toy for a new born baby- made of fleece, felt and cotton with hand embroidered name, date and even time! Isn't it just sweet?

Hello!!Here I am!!

And another blanket for a baby girl this time. It has sweet felted creatures stitched onto it and hand embroidered name. What do you think of this one? Cute, huh??

And last but not least baby quilt. Oh so pink!! With appliques and a thick wadding inside, so warm!

Oh what a collection!^_^
There will be more so please come back again.

And in the meantime have a lovely day!