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!! 


1 comment:

  1. Love your felt robins, especially the one with tweet tweet embroidered on it.