Things [ Hand Made ]


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!


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:

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.

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.