Hello all. I've got lots to share with you today cos it's been a busy, productive week here at Sewing by Annie's so here goes....
Having, eventually, sold my industrial sewing machine I have now bought a new table to go where it stood in my sewing room and have set it up for my embellishing machine....it had stood pretty much neglected under it's dust cover since we moved houses and to be honest I had forgotten the pleasure had by using it. I really enjoyed making these little note book covers.....a bit of dumfing [check R.side bar if you don't know what this is], some machine embroidery and a few beads and hey presto......
I then looked at my full to overflowing box of scrap fabrics and decided to use some of them. I chose colours that toned/matched and made two pieces of crazy patchwork, embellished it with machine embroidery and....
....made two fabric book covers with it.
These little owls were another idea I made as little gifts suitable for teachers at the end of the school year....They are little paperweights and used up more of my fabric scraps.....I do have rather a lot of fabric scraps don't I?
The rest of the week I have been making more of my Memory bears. I feel very honoured helping grieving families by using special items of clothing to remember much loved members of their families.
These three were made from a much loved husband and father's trousers, scarf and coat lining and the little red ear on each of them is a little fabric taken from a hat that was his all time favourite......it was very special for me to learn a little of the character of the man before I incorporated some into the three bears.
This one was made in memory of a much loved dad and it was by special request that I added the buttons on the front.....I rather like this effect don't you? The pinstriped grey on the right side was from his trousers he had worn at his wedding.
There you go....sorry I took so long this week but I knew some of you would want to see what I've been up to. Please leave me a little comment to let me know you've called by and I will do my best to pay you a return visit. I do read all the blogs but am unable to leave comments on some....sorry.