Thursday, 16 August 2012

Butterflies, flowers and cows!

I've had a little flurry of sewing activity over the past few weeks as I've been asked to make a few pieces for friends. There was this little beauty I made for a friend as a gift for her mum. I really loved making it and I think I'll have to make me one too!

 I got quite carried away with the butterflies which I'd originally planned to put just on the ends of the scarf. The front was linen and the back was lined with some gorgeous blue polka dotty fabric from the Moda range. I made a matching card too.

 The other piece was a cushion cover based on this photo I took a month or so ago. I was pleased with  how it came out beacuse freehand sewing can be quite unforgiving if you make a wrong move! I think I captured some of their expressions quite well!

and I made this as a birthday present for the lovely lady. It's made from the most amazing fabric from Villa Nova. I need to get hold of some more of it...I LOVE it!  
and another flowery shot from the Eden Centre..

 What a flowery girly post indeed! It's been good to have a hobby that involves being indoors because the weather has been pretty awful this Summer..wind, rain, wind and more rain! We managed one night camping, a barbeque and two trips to the beach but I've been happily tinkering away in the house most of the holidays. I am such a home bird!

Well my lovelies, take care and do let me know if you have any ideas of something you would like to have made..I'm more than happy to take on commissions! 


oh and a final note...this is my 94th post and I'm planning a little giveaway for my 100th post so keep an eye out!! 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Of Cabbages and Kings...

Here is my finished entry for the Port Eliot flower show. The theme was Cabbages and Kings so myself and Mr Dotty made a somewhat sketchy version of the Walrus and the Carpenter (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass).
Guess who!!
 It took me quite a while to make the Man Walrus and I helped Mr Dotty build the carpenter. He made the Carpenters head by nailing a couple of buttons into a cabbage and putting it on a stick...and guess which scarecrow got awarded a "highly commended"....MR CABBAGE HEAD!! No prizes for hoo calloo callay!! Ah well, he was fun to make and he put a smile on many a face! :)
 Here are the other fabulous scarecrows on the block...
Dappa indeed!
Scrumpy anyone??

Fabulous dancing elf folk
Elvis (The King) had definately seen better days

 There were a lot of inspiring artsy things going on around the festival grounds. I particularly liked this amazing knitted tree trunk warmer! I love the little birds (of course!!)

 The flower show is a pretty arty crazy kind of affair. Here are some of the entries...

 and one post festival man walrus! He must have been partying pretty hard on Saturday night!
Here is the fox tail and ears I made modelled by little Miss M. She wore it to the festival on Sunday and looked pretty fantastic!

I'm linking up with Fiona over at Raindrops and daisys for another greenday link up! Hop over and check out green theme pics from around the globe. I'm also linking up with Lakota over at Faith, hope and charity shopping for Ta Dah! Tuesday where folk show of their wares! It can be something you've made, bought or found!

Bye for now

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