I found this luscious piece of deep red velvet looking plush and immediately decided it would make perfect strawberries. I used this pattern and tutorial from Embroideroo. They turned out a little larger than I wanted and a second look at the tutorial states "pincushion". Should have been a clue to silly me! I'll shrink the pattern next time, but they were very nice slack time sewing. I am currently working a project for the OWOH give-away-athon and have one week left to finish but needed a little "time out" project.
Tutorial can be found here.
Yummy fruit hey! The apples are from a Tilda craft book called Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle.
Hand sewn beads are lovely and wonderful to do while watching TV but knocking the bead container over and spilling thousands of seed beads all over the carpet is not wonderful! I spent ages picking up all those beads instead of just vacuuming them. After all they were only a couple of bucks to buy. I learnt a piece of paper is great for sweeping beads onto and then using as a funnel to pour them back into their container.
I got a little carried away making lots of red apples! This fruit basket was a freebie from some wine selling merchant that knocked on my door. He did talk me into buying some wine and threw in a free bottle of strawberry wine for me to try. It was so delicious I ordered two cases more of the stuff. Chilled it is the most awesome refreshing summer wine and best of all it has a very low alcohol content so visitors can have a glass and still drive home.
Another project to take me away from my OWOH project are these pouches. I have made the same size as the tutorial and they are palm size pouches which make good gift bags for little gifts like brooches, hair accessories, jewelery etc. Tutorial was found on a wonderful blog called Maccabags and is quite a well made tutorial with good pictures.
I better get back to my OWOH project. I am at that stage of changing my mind on some fabrics I have chosen to compliment the main fabric. This is the time consuming part for me. Choosing is so hard! lol
Thanks for reading!
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