Sunday, 27 July 2014

Strawberry Swap: Update

I've been very busy working on this! Here is what I have so far:

Firstly, I knew I wanted to do something with the fabric I got with my subscription to Mollie Makes Magazine. My swap partner wanted pinks, greens and whites, so this fabric was perfect! I also saw a post on Wild Olive's blog about hexies. One person commented on making stuffed animals with hexies. So I started making hexies to join together to make one big panel of fabric.

I then had a little browse on Pinterest and found a tutorial for making a strawberry pincushion. And then indeed, the scary part came - cutting a circle out of the hexie fabric!

Which didn't go as badly as I thought, phew!
And here is the finished product!

I'm quite pleased for my first attempt, however, next time I won't stuff them quite so much!

I then took to my second love, cross stitch, to make this (pattern found here):

I've ordered a smaller hoop, which I'll decorate with the pink gingham fabric.

I also made a bracelet using these charms:

And I bought a cute little strawberry iron on motif too:

So far, the package is looking good, but I still have a few more items to add in there before it's complete! I hope my swap buddy likes what I've done!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wild Olive on Etsy

At the beginning of the month, I entered a competition by the lovely Mollie of Wild Olive to celebrate her 10th anniversary of blogging! I was one of 10 lucky winners to receive $24 of credit for her Etsy shop! It was difficult to chose, I'm sure you'll see why as I take you for a little tour of her shop.

One of the first embroidery patterns that jumped out at me was this one:

When I finally get my own place, this is going up in the bathroom! It's a total bug bear of mine!

Another one for the future home:

Chores of the week! But I'll admit, the thimble was the pattern that clinched it for me, how cute!

And I had to get the SeaSiders patterns to go in my room:

Once I've stitched these up, my room is going to look amazing :D 

Along with the embroidery patterns, Mollie also has gorgeous printables available, such as these owl lists:

And not forgetting the Blog Buddies printables, which I will use over and over again!

And I love this pencil case pattern! My nephew will love it :) 

There are also offers available in her shop, for example, choose 3 embroidery patterns from a range in the shop and save $2.
This is also where you'll find access to Mollie's stitching clubs and embroidery classes. I joined all of the season clubs and loved each one. The newest addition is the 50 States Stitching Club. 

Once I've finished with my freebies, I'll heading over to buy more! If you love all things cute, this is the shop to visit :) 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Strawberry Swap

I am so excited to be taking part in my very first swap! The lovely Frampuna (aka Jamie) has organised this :)

All I have to do is craft something strawberry related using a few key requests from the person I'm sending to, like which colours they'd like in their item and what kind of crafted item they'd like. Simple!

I went straight to Pinterest for inspiration! Here are some ideas:

Strawberry Gift Bag

I have so many ideas!! But I think I'm very certain on a least two things I will definitely be making ;) The item(s) have to be sent out by the 20th of August, so watch this space!