Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Woof woof

This is the present I've made for my other niece who is 2.5 years old.
The kennel was adapted from the design here and I just altered the front to make it into a dog kennel.
It was hard on the fingers sewing the panels together and it took a lot longer than I was expecting!
The dog is from a pettern I'd saved from an old quilting magazine which had a special on toys and I thought he needed some food and water so I made 2 little bowls from felt for him together with 'water' and 3 juicy bones!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Run, run as fast as you can...

This little gingerbread man has now been packaged up to send to his new home tomorrow. Hope the recipient likes him as much as I do and looks after him well ( I nearly had second thoughts on whether to give him away as he looked so at home on my tree!)

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Let's go fishing

I have had the idea to make this in my head for ages and kept putting it off thinking that it would take ages to make.
However once I started it was quite easy and didn't really take that long.
To make the fishing rods I used a short length of garden cane and covered it twice in quilting fleece. I then covered this with bright material, sewed a length of thick ribbon to the end and added a piece of velcro to the other end of that.
The fish have the other piece of velcro on them. I thought for an 18 month old it would be better to use velcro rather than small magnets which could come loose or could be swung around!
I made a little fishy themed bag to store all the pieces in.
The complete set:

Packed and ready to go fishing!:

Thursday, 17 December 2009

cards and gifts

This is the engagement card I made for little brother who got engaged recently- I've never made an engagement card before so needed a few ideas from friends first!

I have made this calendar for my boyfriends parents (it is of their dog 'Hugo' which we looked after earlier this year).
I used a friends bind-it-all machine to make the blank calendar and then decorated each page with small stamped images of dog bones, paw prints etc. I then added photos, calendar pages printed from the internet and dog themed embellishments.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

This is the felt tree decoration I made for Sarah for a swap. I thunk I may make some of them for myself now as I was pleased with how it turned out.

I made this snowman for my friends little girl to hang on her tree. I don't think you'd be able to buy a decoration from a shop with her name on so I decided to personalise the decoration.
The snowman was cut with a sizzix die and then the pieces sewn together and finally, after embroidering the letters on the circles, they were securely sewn on.

And finally this is the inchie decoration for the swap. The squares were very fiddly to do and sewing on the glass beads took ages but I'm really pleased with how it has turned out-I just hope it arrives at it's destination safely!