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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Adventures in sewing

Today I awoke feeling particularly creative! Even before I was dressed I began searching through my stash of fabric and clothes waiting to be revamped / upcycled.

(I will not be including a pic of said stash!)

Once I decided on a selection of jumpers and scraps I set about scouring the interweb for inspiration, and there is plenty out there...


http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Easy-Sewing-Projects-for-Beginners which is a short and sweet list of easy projects to get the novice seamstress hooked, I particularly liked this,
The pattern for which is available from http://thecottagehome.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/lightweight-spring-infinity-scarf.html
I also liked
(pattern available from http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/lavender-sachet-how-to.html

However, I wanted something more fun, so I moved onto every crafters favourite site - Pinterest (you can find some of my inspiration on my boards http://pinterest.com/carolinemakesit)

I settled on a simple shape for my first attempt - An Elephant!!

And here he is...
His name is Oscar and I have to say, I am rather proud of him! He is upcycled from a felted jumper.

Oscar didn't take very long, so I decided on something more adventurous, so with out a pattern, or indeed any idea at all, I set about making Olive! What do you think?
Olive, much like her namesake from 'On the Buses' is not the most glamorous of Owls, but she has a good heart and wants to be loved, and lucky for Olive I have a four year old daughter who has instantly fallen in love with her! Ahhhhh