Sunday, 24 April 2011

Stuff I forgot to show you all!!!

Ok, there have been some things I've made recently in secret, for presents etc, that I couldn't share on here at the time, but now I can. Here is the Mother's Day present I put together for my nephew to give his mother:

Its a pastry box of felt food treats! As you can see from the pic, I made it from a cupcake box with little modification. Inside were a felt custard slice (seen previously), a felt chocolate eclair and a felt cream horn:

Apologies for the bad pics! I have also been sewing an order for my Sis consisting of two felt cheesecakes, one strawberry and one kiwi:

And finally, I have made a custom order for some felt food fish products (salmon steak with lemon slice, fish fingers and king prawns):

Well, hope you've all had a wonderful Easter Sunday! Will blog again soon!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Summer food inspiration!

Hi all,

Hope you're enjoying the glorious weather we're having here in the UK. So, feeling inspired by the bounty of summer foods popping out so say hello, I thought I'd share some fab food themed products people have out there:
Left to right from the top:

Soapsicle - Watermelon, Boston Tea Party, Neapolitan or Orange Cream - AudreyEapothecary
Knitted food prepare your own burger - The Shabby Tiger
Fruit Tart 2 - Original Watercolor - Crayonmonster
4 Sprinkled Ice Cream Cones/Handmade Felt Embellishments - RainbowFelt
Giant jelly baby soap - BitsnBobs
Twister Lolly / Ice Cream Pendant - Stars & Scars
Handmade cross stitch pdf pattern - Thecupcakeclub
Felt Orange Watermelon and Strawberry Iced Sugar Cookies - ViviansKitchen
Sweet & Small Scoops - S Earrings - IceCream Collection- PetitPlat
I'm in love with all these items, well done everyone for creating such inspiring things!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Doughnut Pincushion Tutorial

Ok guys, here it is, my first tutorial. I'll probably ramble on too much or be a bit incoherent, but please let me know if you have any trouble following it. Print out the template from the link below on an A4 sheet. You'll have to click 'Download the Large size of this photo'     

Apologies for the crudeness of this image! never used my scanner before, lol!

1. Cut out the shapes on the template, also cutting out the inner circles. Use the doughnut shape to trace around on your doughnut coloured felt, do this for two doughnut shapes.

2. Thread your sewing needle and tie a large knot at the end so that it won't pass through the felt. Place one felt shape on top on the other so that they are aligned with each other and start sewing the centre circle together:

I use a blanket stitch on these but use whichever stitch you feel comfortable with. Don't make the stitches too large though, as you won't want the stuffing showing through the finished piece.

3. Continue all the way around the inner circle until both pieces are sewn together

 4. Now, using the same method of stitching, start sewing the outer circle together along the edge until you reach half way round. At this point, its good to start stuffing your doughnut with the toy filling:

The doughnut will start to take shape now

5. Continue sewing around the edge, stuffing as you go, until you have about an inch left to sew. Now you need to stuff it completely until you are happy with the shape:

6. Once happy with the stuffing and shape, continue to close up the doughnut and fasten off.

7. Now for the icing ans sprinkles. Using the second shape in the template, trace around once and cut on your icing coloured felt. Get your beads ready and thread your beading needle, tying a knot at the end.

8. Start sewing from the wrong side of your icing through to the front, where you will thread a bead onto the needle. Pass the needle back through the same place and back up where you want to place the next bead.

9. Continue this process until you have beads where you want them on the icing. You could space them further apart, or closer together depending on the style you want. Bugle beads also look great as sprinkles.

10. Place the finished icing over the finished doughnut and sew the inner circle of icing to the inner circle of the doughnut, using the same stitch as before (see pic below)

11. Continue around until the inner circle is sewn on completely and start sewing on the outer circle.

12. Continue around until the outer circle of icing is fully sewn onto the doughnut. Finish off the thread and voila!!! Your doughnut is complete!

Let me know how you get on with this also if I've missed something out or if whats here doesn't make sense. I'd love to see pics of your finished doughnuts too!

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