Things [ Hand Made ]

-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x

My chance to wonder about hand made things and tell the world about those I make, love and cherish!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

A Little lady bug!

I have a bit of a thing about ladybirds.
A friend of mine said that she called her 2 girls her" little lady bug" and her "buzzy bee"
and I couldn't resist making purses for them. Ever so easy, made from felt. As you pull the drawstrings the beads become the eyes.
Maybe I will make a tutorial/pattern for it.
What do you think?
I had some great comments over the gingham and my books so I will answer some of the questions here.
The bunny is my own pattern but I am happy to send it to people if they want it.
The Janet Bolton book is from the Embroiderer's Guild website, expensive, £30 plus postage and very good but the writing does not seem to have been proof read properly so some sentences take a bit of understanding! not a criticism but it is an expensive book to have mistakes.
The Alison Willoghby book is good with a pattern in the back for a basic skirt but repeats ideas for embellishment rather than lots of new ideas.
The gingham is from an old school uniform!

3 comments:

Snippety Gibbet said...

Hi, I'd love to do an Artist Trading Card swap with you! And stitching is just fine. 2.5" x 3.5" with a stiff backing are the only parameters. Here's my email address so that we can trade email addresses: ArtTchrJan@aol.com

I'm excited!

jackie said...

Hello, I have put the link for the bag pattern on - I had a lot of trouble with that post, as you can see from the misaligned text. I am jealous of your print block.
Jackie

Helen said...

The ladybird and bee are so cute! Lovely idea - you should definitely do a tutorial. They'd make a lovely gift for little girls and boys.