Between studying for exams I’ve been creative with these ladies I’ve shown earlier this week. With transfer paper, fabric scraps and embroidery hoops I’ve made these three wall decorations.
And a little step for step guide how I’ve made the blue lady.
Firstly I printed the image on special iron-on fabric. There are loads of different types but I like this from Crafty Computer. No need to think about mirroring or what fabric you iron it on, you print directly on the fabric, brilliant!
I cut out the lady in the centre, ironed her on plain cotton, sew two layers together, turned it right side out and stuffed it with toy filling.
I twisted a blue ribbon around the embroidery hoop and span a flower fabric on it.
Finally I attached the lady with blue embroidery thread to the hoop et voila!
Remember in summer I up-cycled two sewing boxes with a coat of white paint. I never really got round to show the proper end result. I have to admit they are both stuffed with supplies so high time to craft!
Look at them shining white on top of my dark wooden sewing table.
Lined the inside of the box with inspiring images and cards. I’m trying to keep things that belong together in the same box, but this is still a mix of all sorts. The cupcake tin is filled with embroidery thread, at least that’s organised.
Found these button cards and thread at a flea market. Feels like a shame to actually use it after it’s been kept complete for so long. Buttons, ribbons and other applications to give works a finishing touch. Happy to finally have these organised instead of having to rumble between all other bits and bobs. Now I know what I’ve actually got.
In a vintage shop in Amsterdam I found this dress in the discount pile. The top had some holes, but the skirt still looked fine and fitted perfectly.
At home I cut off the top, put some stitches at the top of the zip so it would stay put and technically the skirt was ready to wear. However I found it a bit too short so I added a white border at the bottom to give it a bit more length.
Voila from a shabby old dress to a brand new skirt in less than half an hour!
Ps. Who else is excited Downton Abbey has started again, my perfect watch while crafting.