Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Daisy's been making again

We had a delivery of ribbons in the shop recently.
They were so yummy that I needed to have a play.

I decided to make bunting to show the ribbon samples.
They needed to be quite firm to stop them from flopping
out of shape so I used wadding inside the bunting.
This seems to have worked really well.

But then my head started buzzing with more bunting ideas ...
This does say buttons but the lighting was too bright
and my photographing skills are sometimes a bit off!

Ahh proof! A close up of the 'tt' ...

and the 'but'!

Then I realised it would have been rude to leave the threads
out as they sit quietly between the ribbons 
and the buttons.

So I played.
 Stitching lots of different threads...

and I left them trailing...

just because.

Here it is completed.

Thanks for stopping by.
Daisy xxx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Daisy Moon's Sewing Days - A few more additions

There is a definite nip in the air today.
But the sun is out and so are the daisies on my blog.
I picked up this tray cloth a couple of weeks ago and
had to buy it for obvious reasons.

Ahh but what to do with it?
Playing with threads ...

a bit of stitching ...

slightly wibbly but I quiet like that.

I always find it so relaxing to hand stitch ...
and I'm not quite sure it's finished yet so I will live
with it for a while and see.

I had to share these pics with you.
They are from last Saturdays Autumn and Halloween workshop.
Mandy (not me!) made her first doll last week.
Isn't she a sweetie?
I adore her big bow.

Una made her first bunting.
Ready to decorate the whole of Ollerton 
(there was so much of it!)
for Halloween.

Jane got the paint out and made this Halloween
decoration complete with nesting crows!

This is a random shot of the left overs of some bunting I sent
to Rosie.  Too yummy to not include don't you think?

Have a wonderful Tuesday whatever you're up to.
Daisy xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Daisy Moon's Sewing Days - Recent photos

I thought you might like to see a few makes from
my recent workshops.
These lovely ladies joined the beginners patchwork workshop.
Here they are posing with their first ever attempt at patchwork and quilting.
Three cushion covers to be proud of.

Here they are again when they realised they were going to be on my blog!

Another first timer with her patchwork throw.

Steve 'modelling' another pretty throw.
This one was made with a super soft backing.

That was followed by Autumn and Halloween.
Una made this pumpkin wall hanging.

Maureen, Tracy and Nicola made witches.
All three witches went home without hair however as
they spent most of the day in fits of laughter!

I love the spider fabric on Tracy's skirt.

Nicola's witches hair is 'resting' on top of her head.
(Don't be fooled!)
A great day was had by all. :)

Now onto a doll workshop.
Three gorgeous girls sitting amongst the fabric.

Annie's pretty Annie doll with her pinny and bow.

Another patchwork session.
This was Cara's first attempt at patchwork too.
She picked it all up very quickly and tried a lot
of different techniques while creating a unique piece 
which she was totally thrilled with. 

Una's hand finished piece is now hanging in the shop 
on display until Christmas.

Christine joined the applique class to make the 'Chicks rule' wall hanging.
Lots of bright colours used here to make a very cheery picture.

Work in progress ... pumpkins,

Sunbonnet Sue and...

an Annie hiding behind a gingham chook!

Ahh The Boss keeping order!

Here's Jenny and her fab doorstop.

This free machine embroidery cushion was made by a 'newby'.
I remember hearing 'I don't sew and I don't do flowers'.
I think she does both rather well!

Onto a bag class.
This was a 'lets make it up as we go along' bag!

This bag in the making has wonderful autumnal colours
patched together.

Finally I love this batik bag made with fancy stitching on
the pocket and a homemade hand turned button.
This lady has already been back for more fabric to make another one!

Phew! Rather a lot of photo's but I hope you enjoyed seeing
what great talent we have in Nottinghamshire.
Have a great evening folks.
Daisy xxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Jennifer Collier Workshop at Hope & Elvis

On Saturday I went over to a Jennifer Collier Workshop at 
Hope & Elvis to learn how to make some paper shoes.

Patterns and lots of ephemera, fabric ...

buttons galore ...

stamps, jigsaw pieces and tags were available
to inspire.

After lots of tearing, sticking cutting and folding
we ended up with beautiful shoes.

 Each one...

telling their own story.

We took a break for lunch.
Time for a bit of purchasing in Louise's
shop of delights.

Well, who could resist all this?

Not me that's for sure. :)

In the afternoon session we were shown several different techniques
for making 'paper'.
This one was done by emptying tea bags and
replacing said tea with beautifulness.

Using an iron (not your best one!) to melt a candle on
teabag of beautifulness and this makes it all 
transparent when given a quick run over with the iron afterwards.

These can either be glued together before waxing or 
sewn together after they are cool.

I must say, I wasn't keen to start with, but
I love the results.

Before I go here are a few other beauties from the day.

These are my favourites.
Made by the lovely Debs  
for her daughters 17th Birthday.

The detail included maps of places they had lived
and a vintage daughter birthday card.

Jam pot shoes.

Toggle shoes.

Finally a great pair of map shoes.

A big thank you to Jennifer and Louise
for such a brilliant day.
We all had lots of fun learning new skills.
Hope you enjoyed the peek into our lovely day.
Daisy xxx