Thursday, 30 May 2013

Two stitches forward, three stitches back ...

OK, so have made all my gift designs up; been busy drafting, stitching, unpicking, throwing in the bin; restitching until my range of designs was ready.  Took photos.  Bought new camera.  Took photos again.  Drafted instructions.  Checked & redrafted (4 times).  All ready to approach printer, methinks.  Uh oh!  Press ready PDFs needed.  Have spent a couple of days over the last week trying to work this one out for myself using online resources.  Admitted defeat yesterday.  No funds to pay someone to do this for me right now.  Pattern project currently on hold awaiting funds from somewhere ... maybe I should buy a lottery ticket this week.  It has been a lot of work but I am so pleased with the project.  I will get there ... just not right now!!
Photo above is of my glasshouse pincushion made from felt and with some lovely vintage pins I bought on ebay.


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Posh & pretty togs for Springtime

I know I've been a bit of a secret squirrel the last few weeks over my sewing projects (9 new pattern designs completed hurrah!), I will share them but they have to be at a certain "stage" & not quite there yet!  Anyway, I bought this little doll a few weeks ago and her original clothes were incredibly faded & grubby, so I decided to stitch her a little outfit from some of the scraps from my sewing projects.  I cut the clothes off her (they were stitched on) and simply ironed them flat and then scanned them to make a pattern.  I was pleased with her little 30s green jacket which I cut from scraps remaining from a vintage linen napkin I had reworked.  The skirt is made from a piece of my all time best ever textile buy of several metres of vintage 30s chintz (thank you ebay!) which I love love love and enjoy using whenever I can.

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