Saturday, 11 July 2009

Sewing Open Day...

The day started off with rain, wind and me over sleeping!! Sophie was dressed in a flash and I was not far behind her then it was off to the Embroiderers Guild open day. I did not go last year for some reason but took a friend of mine the year before. We were asked to take two items to display so Sophie took her felt picture as one of my two, along with my felt picture.

To keep the theme going we decided to take some needle felting with us. No machine required and it gave Sophie the chance to do something by herself. The compliments I got from branch members and total strangers about how wonderful my daughter is was fantastic and gave me one of those slushy mummy moments. We took our lunch with us which Sophie needed to start at about 11.30am and she loved the cake that was on offer, homemade too.
When we stocked up on felting bits a couple of weeks ago I bought this pre-made thick felted bag for Sophie to decorate. I have not got felt like that and knowing what my weeks were going to be like I decided that cheating was really my only option! She decorated it herself with only a little cutting help and guidance along the way. Some were worried about the needle, its safety etc, but then I can not understand parents who allow their little kids go out to 'play' out of their sight near roads, in woods etc, which I think (and has been proven) is much more risky.

Sophie knew exactly what colours she wanted and where to put everything. Everyone was very impressed. A member of the future perhaps?

I have had a little wooden frame upstairs for ages waiting for a little something to be put inside. The aperture only measures approx 7cm wide by 10cm high.

Felting seemed an god choice. it is not fully finished yet as I think that I would like to add some beads to this. I like the 3D look to it. I really think that I have found a new and portable craft.

Hhmmm. Not sure what has happened to this picture, the idea was to show you the chunky frame which I think shows off the flower well. I will show you the final outcome once I have worked on it a little more.

I have finally finished a purse last night too.....

I think that I will need to take another picture before I list this on Folksy, it seems to have come out a little dark. Then again, the weather has been pretty bad this past few days. I have found my pink gingham version to be very useful, so guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!?

I hope you have all had a good weekend, mine has been much better than I thought it would be. Hubby is getting on with the new decking, in the rain too poor chap. I have also finished some granny squares and tomorrow I shall post them. I love the colours but I am not sure what to make them into. There are 16 of them so thinking caps on please ladies.

See you tomorrow xx


Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Andrea,
I was lucky enough to get one of your Blue and white quilties last summer. I am making a wall-hanging
with them and want to submit it for publication in Sew Somerset or Art Quilting which are Stampington publications- the same company that publishes Somerset Studio magazine. I will credit you in the directions, but they sometimes edit the directions for space. I just wanted to check if you have any objections.
Jennifer Rogers-Daniels

Chocolate Cat said...

What a clever girl you have! She has certainly inherited your artistic genes. Please tell her I think her bag and felting is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Both felt projects look great! And are equally impressive!

inkberryblue said...

Sophie's bag is gorgeous! No wonder you're proud. =]

louise said...

The felt flower picture is very pretty, and an original idea too. x

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