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Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was wanting for the background. I don’t normally have such good luck finding fabrics I want to use in the fabrics I have and normally end up having to buy more!

I drew a rough sketch of the bottle and what detail I was wanting to include from the bottle and used that sketch to cut out the different fabrics and then hand sewed the writing details onto them.

The bottle fabrics are from The Craft Cotton Company and the thistle backing fabric is by Lewis and Irene Fabrics (A Walk in the Glen).

Patterns · Sewing

A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s time to start bringing out all the hearts!, and this year I’ve put together a new decoration to create a little wall of hearts.

I put together this heart themed wall hanging using fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial to make one is now available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Sewing

Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

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Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn’t too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto a fabric background to build up the picture.  Half way through I was starting to doubt whether I had completely messed it up but I stuck with it and am really glad I did.

Fabrics are all from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I have success with this one its time to have a go at a few others I have in mind!.

Patterns · Sewing

There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

 

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I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room.  Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us.

I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and pinks were perfect as I wanted the colours to be quite subtle and didn’t want anything too pink – which is unusual for me as I am a fan of very bright colours!

The tutorial to make this is available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog along with lots of other great makes.

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/

Christmas · Sewing

Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!

I’ve had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever – it’s been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven’t actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents!

Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be wrapped up for gifting this Christmas. These treat pockets are made with a cross stitch front detail pocket using a pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine and fabric from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I need to get cracking on finishing the rest of the things in the craft bag – it’s going to be a close one!

Patterns · Sewing

Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details – I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make.

The tutorial to make these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Patterns · Sewing

All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn’t want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting – perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.

The tutorial is available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk