Friday 28 June 2013

Boy Variety

These little shoes don't take long to make but it takes me a long time to just get on with it.

Same pattern. Omitted the straps and top stitched the seams together, added a felt star and the buttons rescued from a condemned shirt.

My good friend Janet Daniels is the maker of this fabulous quilt based on a drunkard's path block. I think any child would love to race their cars on this track spying on the colourful fabrics as they go.

Lucky find for the backing.

Have you changed over to save your followers? The changes come into operation on July 1st and you will not be able to see your followers in google reader. At least that is how I understand it. I have no idea how it is all going to work or if all my followers will remain or those that I follow but, you will be able to follow me on Bloglovin. I hope to see you there too.

Happy stitching.


Thursday 6 June 2013

New Shoes

From this........

To these........

Tiny new shoes.

Ha!  Now to make a pair for the boy variety.

If you want to make a pair, the pattern I used is May Blossom by Simone Gooding. I used a layer of   fabric  and appliqued it to the felt shape. It would have been much easier to use the two layers of felt and much quicker.  Worked quite well though. The felt is the palest lemon shade. Also covered an ordinary button with the same fabric for a designer look. Saves trying to match up a button. I fancied putting a large bow on them but changed my mind and went for simple chic.

Fabric - in my room by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit. Available at Dotty Dolly.

Happy Stitching.