Archive | June, 2011

Henry models his new felty rabbit footsies.

9 Jun

These are my latest creation, I really love making little felt feet for babies! I don’t really enjoy making clothes and know that other people can do it much much better than I can but I’m good at making all the extras like blankets and accessories. Hats, mittens and booties that are baby foot shaped and don’t require advanced pattern cutting techniques – they are such simple shapes but require lots of details and hand embroidery to make them special and unique. These are a simple pattern so I can get on with all the fun bits like drawing little faces in embroidery floss and finding nice buttons for the eyes. Thank goodness they don’t require too much three dimensional spacial awareness because that’s when my brain start to throb and you can see me sitting at the sewing machine with my tongue sticking out the corner of my mouth just staring at bits of fabric wondering how to ever turn it in to clothing! These little rabbit numbers are made from 4mm thick brown wool felt with blanket stitched edging in a contrasting thread and button eyes, Henry loves them and is refusing to take them off! Thanks heavens I made a paper pattern.




Hello Kitty Cat

2 Jun

Say hello to this little fellow I just finished making up out of black felt and printed cotton. He’s so sweet I’m going to put in my new as yet un-launched  Etsy shop along with a few other little felt friends and keep my fingers crossed that he goes to a loving home. I’m working hard right now trying to get  enough pieces finished to a super high standard so that I start selling online and see where this new and exciting venture takes me. Just the thought makes me nervous but I’ve just got so many ideas brewing at the minute and I really want to share what I’m making with everyone out there  in the craft community  so I’m taking the plunge! Keep you fingers crossed and wish me luck please.