Pretty owl <3

Yes I’ve been at it again! To be honest I think my sewing machine has become a bit of an addiction this week. The more I learn the more I want to sew. Please bear in mind that I am a complete sewing machine novice And loving every minute of learning.  It is also speeding up my makes dramatically which is spurring me on to make more.

I am also stockpiling my makes as I have been invited to have a stall at a fete in August. The way I see it, I enjoy making things, I can’t keep making things for my own home. It will soon become a fabric house! If someone else likes my things and wishes to buy something, then bingo, it will be a good result all round. If no one buys anything, then I guess I know what everyone’s Christmas presents will be this year hee hee 🙂

I love my latest pillow (even if I do say so myself) I made up the owl Appliqué myself last night and hand sewn it together. The nice thing was it allowed me to use some odd scraps of material that I knew not to throw away for the small details. The other materials are

1) A nightshirt (unused) from a car boot sale

2) A white sheet that I have been using for most of my pillows that is finally coming to an end

3) The red satin on the reverse was gifted to me by one of my lovely friends (I’ve got about 2 metres of it)

So really, cost wise, all it has cost is a bit of my time. After a day at work and not hitting the gym this evening, I was thankful to have something to do that stopped me from hitting the biscuit tin!

You like? Xxx

An owl affair :)

At last!, I have finally finished my crochet project!

Here is my finished crochet pillow.  It started out as you know as a weekend project and has taken me all of the week to complete.  Mainly as I was waiting for the delivery of the ribbon.  Whilst I was waiting, I carried on creating more squares for pillow number two!

I must say, I have really enjoyed making this and it did become a bit of an obsession.  I have literally been making it with every spare minute that I have had!  I am quite impressed with it and I l0ve the cute little owls !

I would like to add that I dont think I could of done it if I hadnt have found some great help online from an amazing blogger littletinbird.co.uk.  Her great step by step guides with pictures was a great help and really got me on my way.  The little owls I found from another great site – ‘repeat crafter me’

As for the reverse of the pillow, this was a mixture of some Laura Ashley material given to me and some other materal that is mean to be for my patchwork quilt ! (I only use a bit)

I hope you like it 🙂 I am really impressed even if I can say so myself

xxx