Archives for category: Hand sewn

Hey! How you going in lockdown?

I randomly discovered a video where this woman was making these cute little bags out of the duvet/sheet plastic bags and I thought, yep, I’ve got some of those.  I ordered some brads from Spotlight, and I made the little brown circles out of card with my CRICUT maker, and my mother in law had given me several rolls of pink silk rayon braid which was perfect for tying them up.  I really love them and they’re super quick to make.   Too easy!!

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These little bags are so cute and quite handy.

I’ve been cutting out little hearts and flowers with my CRICUT Maker to have on hand so they are the perfect place to store them…

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Here is the LINK to the YouTube tutorial I found.

As promised yesterday I thought I would do something relevant to the start of this year and our key message from our Prime Minister here in NZ.  We went into lock down hard and fast and it seems to be paying off.   Staying at home and in my bubble is easy for me.

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Hi there!  I thought being in lockdown (in NZ) for the past two weeks I would have done way more creatively, but to be honest, I’ve been too busy, especially with work!  Anyway, a long Easter holiday weekend is perfect to have enough time to start to create.  So I just made this up as I went along…

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Love your life ~ Freemotion sewing

I started by adding the red floral square and then picked up other pieces of fabric and it just emerged from there.

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Window of opportunity … freemotion sewing

Maybe my next one will be bubbles … stay in your bubble!

My husband buys me the best birthday presents.  He’s bought me an over locker, sewing machine, JBL speaker, Soda stream delux …and this November he bought me a CRICUT|Maker .  I know right!

So I’m learning how to use it.  It can do so much …. cut material, vinyl, card.  So I thought I would make my first thing and chose to make a stencil from some card I already had. I made the word on my iPad and wirelessly sent it to the CRICUT.  It worked perfectly!

I didn’t have any fabric paint for my new stencil so I used a black fabric marker pen someone had given me and coloured in on white cotton repurposed sheets.  It wasn’t the best look so then I went over it it with my free motion sewing …. one in white thread and one in black thread, and quite honestly they look so good.

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My dad got me a whole stack of dry-cleaned white sheets ex hotels.  So I put my creative thinking cap on and decided to rip up strips to make into whatever I decided once knitted.  And so, where we have a fresh white cushion cover.

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Now dad has made me these massive knitting needles (at my request) so I’m thinking about a hoopy blanket!  Watch this space!

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So much fabric, so little time! I really enjoyed making this.  So many colours and patterns…

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As you’ve probably guessed by now, if you know me at all, I love little houses!  I also love to cross-stitch at night when I’m watching Netflix.  I feel like sitting watching Netflix isn’t a waste of time if I’m doing something!    So I cross-stitched this little house without a clue what it would end up like. I had it sitting with some other fabric and the stripes and floral just jumped out at me and I’m pleased to say I love the finished item.

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I bought the floral fabric from AlieExpress. (I’ve been buying quite a bit of stuff from them lately.

 

Hi there!

The thing about the holidays is that you have the time to be creative, make a mess in your craft room, and leave it like that for a few days.  Yesterday morning I dug out a tiny cross-stitch which I would have done about a year ago.  I was going to frame it in a small frame and then thought it would be fun to make it bigger and add the free motion sewing component.  And the result is this little picture (frame is 28x36cm) which I really enjoyed making.  A friend asked me to make something for a baby room and I think this would be perfect.

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A little summer holiday project.  I love the way it isn’t perfect, the hessian style border with the stitching showing makes it simple and clean. 71199f3c-4edf-4b6a-8509-c1ee0f1136682aa916c0-a48f-4d41-9c75-30aab21640fd

The making of…

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I finished this cross-stitch recently and so today framed it after applying a pretty fabric and free motion appliqué around the outside…

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