Friday, 31 January 2014

Handmade Toy Elephants

 handmade elephants lovelui

 handmade elephant lovelui

I have two completed elephants, and one more to go. They are available on lovelui

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Handmade Toy Elephant Mr Popple

 Handmade Toy Elephant

 handmade elephant  lovelui

Polka dot elephants covered in giant blooms make me smile.  I have finally finished Mr Popple, he was waiting for his arms to be stitched on for quite a while. He is available on lovelui

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Kokeshi Doll Sewing Project

 kokeshi doll sewing project

 kokeshi doll sewing project

It's a great feeling to finish big projects, and today I have finally completed my kokeshi doll sewing project.  I have been working on this little big project for months and months, it was one of those projects that kept evolving and getting put aside and now it's complete.  The kokeshi doll has ended up as a printed fabric panel which is a simple DIY sewing project and is suited to beginners or advanced sewers.  You can personalise your Kokeshi doll by embroidering the blossom with your choice of colours and stitches. The project is small enough to fit in your purse and the doll measures 13cm x 5.5cm when finished.  I have posted a tutorial on the blog which shows you how to make the doll and what you will need.
You can find the printed kokeshi fabric panel in my etsy shop lovelui

Friday, 3 January 2014

Cactus Heart

I have a garden shelf outside my kitchen window, where my cactus sits.  Each day, as I am washing dishes I notice this unusual cactus in the bright purple pot growing a new shoot.  Over the weeks it evolved into a heart shaped cactus leaf, it was like a gift from the cactus - a heart : ) A nice start to 2014.
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