Monday, 25 June 2012

A quick make this morning

Yesterday, whilst browsing the internet, I stumbled across a really good idea:

A pin cushion for your sewing machine!

Never again will you have to reach across the room for your pin box whilst sewing as it attaches to your machine so that you always have somewhere close at hand to collect pins as you pull them out of your work.   This may be a very practical item but why does it have to be a dull and boring shape?   I was looking at my most colourful fabrics but just couldn't bring myself to make just an oblong to stick on my sewing machine - so here is my take on the pin cushion:

This is far more fun to look at and really brightens up my machine but will I actually be able to stick pins in it?!?!?!?!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Euro 2012 Dragon?????

Whoever said that dragon's don't like football?   This particular one likes it so much he has developed markings on his skin in the shape of footballs - a sort of chameleon dragon maybe?!

I thought I would experiment with a design that was aimed more at boys.   He was supposed to be an alligator but morphed into a dragon as he was being made - it's so funny how a character appears and changes as you're making a creature.  I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with the design at the moment but I'm sure he will develop as I make more of them.

There is also good news for the WIP cats that have been made up but faceless for quite some time - I am getting closer to getting their facial features right so hopefully some more photos soon.   In the meantime I think this little chap will go on Etsy for sale.  :o)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


A big congratulations to my sister and my new brother-in-law on their wedding which was on the 1st June.   And to commemorate their special day I made them a little present:

If I ever have to make a morning jacket for a toy again it will be too soon!  The groom's outfit caused me a few headaches but I think he was well worth the effort, they seemed to think so too.   We all had a wonderful day and I'd like to say thank you for letting me be part of their special day and I wish them many years of very happy marriage.   xx

A little pic of the happy couple: