Sunday, 27 July 2014

Strawberry Swap: Update

I've been very busy working on this! Here is what I have so far:

Firstly, I knew I wanted to do something with the fabric I got with my subscription to Mollie Makes Magazine. My swap partner wanted pinks, greens and whites, so this fabric was perfect! I also saw a post on Wild Olive's blog about hexies. One person commented on making stuffed animals with hexies. So I started making hexies to join together to make one big panel of fabric.

I then had a little browse on Pinterest and found a tutorial for making a strawberry pincushion. And then indeed, the scary part came - cutting a circle out of the hexie fabric!

Which didn't go as badly as I thought, phew!
And here is the finished product!

I'm quite pleased for my first attempt, however, next time I won't stuff them quite so much!

I then took to my second love, cross stitch, to make this (pattern found here):

I've ordered a smaller hoop, which I'll decorate with the pink gingham fabric.

I also made a bracelet using these charms:

And I bought a cute little strawberry iron on motif too:

So far, the package is looking good, but I still have a few more items to add in there before it's complete! I hope my swap buddy likes what I've done!

1 comment:

  1. Your hexie strawberries are so cute! Such a great idea!