Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Cactus Pin Cushion

MeiJo Joy, Pin cushion, CactusWell I wish I could take credit for this idea because it's so cute and clever but obviously I stole it appreciated someone else's genius.  I got this idea from PC of MeiJo's Joy and followed her excellent tutorial.

It's quite simple to make, first I collected my ingredients:
Spare green fabric, pot, thread, needle, paper template, and chocolate finger.  I also used some brown felt, stuffing, spare pink fabric, pins, and scissors.

I used my paper template to cute out 6 semi-ovals of green fabric, then sewed them into 3 pouches.
I turned the pouches inside out, then placed them on top of each other and sewed up the middle.  This created 6 gaps into which I stuffed the stuffing.

I sewed the bottom closed, and created a little pink flower for the top.  The hardest part for me was stuffing the pot (MeiJo's Joy has a tute for that but it didn't quite work for the pot I had), essentially I just covered some stuffing in brown felt and shoved it in the pot but making it the right size and getting it look nice was a bit fiddly.  I attached the cactus to the felt filling in the pot, and voila...#

Pin cushion, Cactus