Saturday, 31 December 2011

Cushions - seabird print

Granny Annie gave Martha a lovely chair for Christmas. I have just covered some cushions for it to make it super comfy.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Coffee sack wall art & pin board

Jute coffee sacks are amazing for craft projects. I love making things with them. In the past I have made wedding invites, christmas stockings and even seat covers using the humble hessian coffee sack. My latest coffee sack creation has been making a pin board and a wall art picture for my husbands corner of the shabby (definitely not chic) area of our lean-to/conservatory space. He is a huge coffee snob/nerd so it is the perfect decoration for him!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Handmade sewing machine cover

I have just completed my first project from a great book i received for Christmas. It is called '101 ways to sew a metre'. This book is full of brilliant ideas and covers items such as bags, cushions, clothes and even ironing board covers! The selling point of the book is that all the ideas in the book use less than a metre of fabric so they are also fairly cheap and cost effective to make. The sewing machine cover was really quick to make, instructions easy to follow and I am pleased with the result. Making your own also ensures you get the cover to fit and i think it looks much nicer than the boring white cover the machine came with.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Handmade fabric box door stops

Recently I have been making these chunky door stops out of remnants in my fabric box and some tweed given to me by a friend of the family. Each has a slightly different motif (i've gone for flower, butterfly and bird) and different fabric composition on each. They are stuffed with normal cushion stuffing and about 1kg of rice per door stop.

Christmas stocking