Monday, 29 October 2012

More Christmas Tree Decorations

I have been making more decorations this week. I had said in my last post that I would try making the robins using fabric father than just the embroidery...

... I actually quite like both designs, but these felt robins are very sweet!  I have been working on some other designs this week as well; including christmas trees, holly and stars...

I have realised it would actually be much more time efficient if I picked a design and made lots of one design before starting on the next because I waste so much time changing the foot on my machine and the tread etc! But I just can't seem to work that way, either I get bored, or the opposite happens and a new idea pops into my head and I get excited and start sewing. Often I don't know what Im actually going to make until its finished, for example, with the decoration above I cut out a star and started sewing, but I didn't pre plan the design, or the words... It just happens and I add bits until it looks finished. This doesn't always work out for the best... as those of you who have seen the fat robin on my facebook page will know !! The first star decoration I made ended up as a Christmas card because the writing was so close to the edge there was no room for seam allowance! So I have come to the conclusion that I am a scatty sewer!! This doesn't make for time or cost effective creations but as I mainly sew for my own enjoyment I don't care, so I on that note, I appologise for the gap between posts, but like I said... disorganised sewer!! 


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Christmas tree decorations.

New Christmas tree decorations or hanging decorations for anywhere in the home! I'm hoping to make lots of these to sell at a craft fair in November. I have been playing around with designs, not sure if this is a little plain. Might try using some brown fabric for the robin's body so that not so much of the white linen is on show. Il share some more photos of other designs soon. The Christmas present list is coming along very slowly... The first one was almost completely finished in record time, and I had just the finishing touches to add.... But that was about 3 weeks ago and I still haven't done it! It's only October and I'm losing momentum, good job I started early! What has everyone else been up to?


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Christmas Cards

I Made some new Christmas cards today. I'm doing my first fair in November and I'm hoping this will be the perfect time to sell some of my crafts and get some feedback. I'm a bit worried my stockings in the first card look more like socks or floral golf clubs! Haha. I tested the design using old scraps of fabric but I think I will need to use Christmas fabric for the real cards, and maybe play around with the shape.

I like the holly designs, although I have run out of red buttons now so I'm going to have to wait for new stock before I can make more of these. I really like the "Merry Christmas" in freestyle machine embroidery. I did play around with ink and stamps but I think the embroidery looks less messy and is just as quick to do. What do you think?