Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I've been stitching...

Remember this lovely book I bought not long ago from Mandy Shaw of Dandelion Designs


Well I couldn't wait to get on and make some of these lovely things.  First up were these pin cushions, I have to admit they are quite cute.


They are a little on the large side, so I filled mine with stuffing and lavender so that they could be used as lavender bags if they were too large for standard pin cushions.


I made a little pouch for the inside of each one to be sure my lavender did not escape through my blanket stitching.

The felt fronts were cut using freezer paper which is a flipping godsend.  If you don't own freezer paper and do appliqué you need some, trust me!


Using my softest Felt Fairy Felt I made a few of these.



I'm rather pleased with them, quite simple to make but the hand stitching did take a little while.

This is next on my list, a beautiful cottage sewing packet.  I must admit I have almost finished my first one and I am in love!  


I have many sewing projects on the go and I keep a set of needles, pin cushion and scissors with each different project, I could fancy making a few of these one for my cross stitch bag, one for my hexie tin and one to live with my sewing machine.

The little cottage I have made is the thing that I am most pleased with so far this year, I promise to share just as soon as it's finished, I am hoping it will be my April Monthly Make.

19 comments:

LaaLaa said...

I LOVE my lavender bag! It's gorgeous and is now on my pillow. The cottage sewing case is on my to make list too but you know me and cutting out so it needs to be simple! Xxx

jill said...

very pretty xx

Gill said...

This looks a great book! Another one to add to my wishlist!!!

Jille said...

Gorgeous!
Jille xx

Jille said...

I have just noticed your run on
(G)Jills at the moment!

daisychain said...

LOVE these Lisa,

I must make time to craft. Must.

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

They are really lovely i am going to get that book.x

The Vintage Gardener said...

They are lovely, Lisa. I think I'm going to be tempted by that book. I have her first book and there are some lovely things in that one too.

Ali said...

They are lovely -hmmm I can see you opening your Etsy shop back up xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

They are lovely. I need to find this book as I am in love with the little cottage case x

Jenny said...

They are gorgeous. love that little house! Looks like a really good book x

Liz said...

Love the little pin cushions/lavender bags - absolutely gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your little pincushions/lavender bags are gorgeous, looks like a great book.

jane p said...

I'm still drooling from the last time I saw these houses. Adorable!!!

Country Rabbit said...

awww sooo sweet, it would make a great quilt little squares like that too ;0)

love the cottage as well ;0)x

Sew,ray,me said...

They look great! That was a brill idea making them into lavender sachets :)
Can't wait to see your house pouch, looks so cute in the book.

two hippos said...

the cottage lavender pillows are adorable!

Wendy said...

They really are lovely! That's some skillful cutting out there! You say freezer paper is a necessity for applique - I use Bondaweb/double sided adhesive web, is freezer paper the same thing?

Barri-Jayne said...

Fabulous book! Your makes are gorgeous!

Barrina x