Sunday, 28 April 2013

Are there Fairies in your sewing basket?

This little Fairie will keep your pins and needles safe.
She has little silk wings and makes garlands from threads we leave behind!

She is a perfect gift for someone special

. .. but there is no guarantee that she will do your mending for you!    
... sorry, this little Fairie has found a new home !

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Friendship grows here

Take some morning sunshine
add a smile
. .. some kind words too
sprinkle in some happy hours
It's not very hard to do

Add a little thoughtfulness
. .. stir just enough to blend
serve it warm with loving hands
It's the makings of a Friend

Monday, 22 April 2013

Every girl should have a pretty needle case

I love felting
and gardening . .. and I believe .. .
every girl should have a pretty needle case
to help ease the drudgery of mending !

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The old and the new ...

I made this needle case years and years ago
adding synthetic fabric flower petals
to each nuno felted page. It survives today in spite of being attacked by scissors
in the hands of my young son (along with his doonah, pillowcase and a pair of his shorts)
- I should have known better - instead of blessing the rare silence,
I should have been afraid of it and asked myself what he was up to ...   
I like to make needle cases and pin cushions - perhaps because it's easy to have several
on the go at once and make each one very different, without taking on a huge project.
I am also in the habit of keeping one in my work basket and one with my sewing machine
-  a decision arrived at when I stepped on a needle, piercing deep into my heel
- no more leaving pins in the arm of the chair, my shirt or scattered on the table !
Last night I felted the cover of this one to add to my collection.
I've hit a bump now .. . not sure if I want to crochet around the edge or keep it simple. 

Friday, 5 April 2013

Pretty pastel needle case

I embellished the fleece with silk fibres, silk fabric strips
and a small amount of opalescent pink fabric.

Champagne pink is such a gentle colour.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Blue Star Nuno Felt Baby Wrap

Here's another baby wrap nuno felted onto white cotton muslin.

I'm not sure if it reminds me of stars in the sky

or starfish in the ocean.