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adventure: nature buttons

ingredients: vintage self cover buttons, embroidery threads, accidentally felted jumper

inspiration: moss & lichen

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adventure: lavender bags for ladies

ingredients: felt, rick rack, embroidery thread, gingham, stuffing, lavender

inspiration: i made these for a friend who loves everything black and white. The dress and the little dog are from the book Softies and the handbag i made up myself.

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adventure: felt eggy people and easter bunting

ingredients: felt in various colours, rick rack, duck trim, wooden egg cups, lots of fabric glue, embroidery thread, stuffing, fabric scraps, calico, string, mini pegs

inspiration: springtime, even though it snowed yesterday! The eggy people are easter gifts for my family – i just wanted an excuse to buy the wooden egg cups which were only £2 for 4 in Woolies! Meeper and I made the Easter bunting from scraps of fabric and felt. I am now really excited about bunting and have all sorts of plans including mini bunting! Happy Easter!

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adventure: paper doll dress

ingredients: lilac and cream felt, scraps of vintage pillowcase, embroidery floss, buttons, rickrack, miniature pegs, string, card

inspiration: the pattern for the dress is by Alicia Paulson in the book Softies: 25 instructions for plush pals and i made it for mummer for mother’s day. I designed the washing line scene for it to hang on. I sewed a pinked rectangle of felt onto some cardboard using my machine, added buttons and made holes for the string washing line. Luckily i had just the right pegs for the job!

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adventure: lopping the sleeves of a polka dot dress

ingredients: scissors, bias binding

inspiration: the dress was handmade by mummer quite a few years ago but the sleeves had always been a bit restrictive. I chopped them off and sewed white bias binding round the raw edges. Not the most exciting adventure but i was really proud of how neatly i sewed the binding on, it’s the first time i’ve got it looking that good!

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chai tea bags

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adventure: chai bath tea bags

ingredients: green tea, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, white cotton, string, vintage wallpaper, calico, tracing paper

inspiration: the idea comes from Making Stuff: an alternative craft book (one of my projects was published in this book, ‘brazen barbie bling’ on p.53), the project is by Susan Beal. I made the teabags as instructed in the book and then got busy packaging them! Each teabag is individually wrapped in an origami envelope made from tracing paper or vintage wallpaper and tied into bundles with string. I then made a drawstring bag from calico, and made a tag for the bag by sewing a pinked square of wallpaper onto a square of card. As a finishing touch, i cut out a flower from the wallpaper and threaded the drawstring through the centre. Phew!

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royal slippers

adventure: the royal slippers

ingredients: rowan cotton dk (lilac) and rowan cashmerino 4ply (pink)

inspiration: if you have ever stayed in a travelodge for more than one night at a time you will know that it can be a bit of a dreary experience, so the next time i have the pleasure of staying i will have these extravagant slippers to brighten things up! They are worked in moss stitch and are just a rectangle with a few decreases at the end. The pink edging is crocheted in picot stitch and the pom pom i made with a device from my pom pom animal kit. All i need now is a little bag to keep them in…

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