Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Felt Food Patterns

I've just released two new felt patterns breakfast food and party food They are availabe on etsy, artfire and

They are very easy to make and i've included step by step photo instructions

I've also just joined which is a New Zealand-based online marketplace for handmade goods. I'm very excited to be a part of this and can't wait to list more items.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tutorial For Blanket Stitch

I thought, as i'm in the process of making some felt food patterns, i should do a little tutorial on my blog for one of the stitches I use the most in my patterns
Secure thread into the material, come up with your needle from underneath and insert about 1/2 cm from where you started
Pull thread through, you will see a loop

Insert needle into loop from behind and pull tight

Continue onto next stitch, the same as before, leaving about a 1/2 cm space

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Felt Baby Shoes

The children went back to school today, so i've been madly cleaning and tidying up the house. Its amazing how much mess two youngsters can make. I've finally finished my second pair of baby shoes. A friend has just had a little boy, so the Mary Janes were no good! I went back to ithinksew and ordered another cute pattern. The tiger shoes didn't quite turn out the same as they should, but i'm quite pleased with them. I've also ordered some cute kimono shoes which i'm going to try next