Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sewing Machine Ornament........


Aren't these little felt Sewing Machine Ornaments just gorgeous. I couldn't resist the temptation to make some.   I got the pattern from Betz White.  Very easy to make and I used tiny beads instead of doing french knots  for the knobs on the machine.  Even made the little spool of thread.  So happy with how they turned out.
                                                                       

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Joining the Squares.........


I have finished the 20 blocks and now I am joining all the squares together. This was my first time at joining squares, as you go.  The directions were very easy to follow and you can find them here.    After I finish joining the squares I will be putting a border around  all of the rug.  I feel very pleased with what I have achieved  as I am only learning to crochet.
                                                                             

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Snack for Santa Wall Hanging.......

I made this little wall hanging for my grandsons to put up when Santa is visiting on Christmas Eve.. I hope Santa enjoyed his snack.  It wasn't a big project and I  embroidered  the message " Enjoy your Snack, Santa" onto black fabric and the stitched it onto the background fabric and covered a small canvas using staples to hold it altogether at the back,  added some decoration and boys loved it.  I hope Santa does too.
                                                                                 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Girl Angels.......


So glad I started early in the year to make these Angels for my family.  Every year it is the same, it gets very busy from now until Christmas and things don't get done.  I have now finished the girl angels for the females in the family.  They are so cute and I hope that they love them as much as I do. The design is from Embroidery Garden and it is an In the Hoop design for Embroidery Machines. I used white felt and there was no need to use any stabilizer. I just hooped the felt.  They turned out perfect.
                                                                         

Finally Finished

Finally got around to finishing the cover for my Singer Embroidery Machine. It took me quite a while to make all the selvage  blocks.  I found a very long selvage that looks like small fringing and stitched that around the bottom of the cover.   I also made an In the Hoop flower from Embroidery Garden just to give it a bit more character.  Now my machine can take pride of place in my sewing room.
                                                                                 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Cushions!!!!!


                                                                 






I was looking for something to brighten my lounge room for summer.   I bought these yellow cushions from a cheap shop, but they needed something to add a bit of interest.    The roses are made In the Hoop on my embroidery machine.    The design came from Embroidery Garden  The silk petals are bought in packets and then stitched on a backing in a circle ending up in the centre,  For the centre I had some black beads which I mixed with some Glossy Accents from scrapbooking and they all stuck together with a lovely shine.  Very happy that I could transform some cheap cushions into something special.
















                                                                                   

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Cooper is Eight.


My Grandson Cooper is Eight this week,  He is a little fisherman so when I saw this design ,  I knew it was perfect for him.    He will be able to wear it to the fishing competition this weekend.   I hope he catches a fish.  I found the pattern WendyStitch  It stitched out really well and I was really happy with the design.