This is the first toy I have made exclusively with my son in mind. Kids have it rough; their days are filled with bumps, cuts, bruises, and other kids coughing in their faces (not that they are any the wiser). It seemed to us that our 4-year old and the ice pack had become best friends. So when I saw IkatBag’s “Owie Doll” pattern, I thought that would a perfect doll to commiserate with the forever-bruised. Continue reading Arjun, the Owie Doll
Brainwave when I saw the filler eggs at Shopper’s — why not fill a couple special eggs with fluffy chickies? I had visions of the little ones running around cheeping with these long after the candy was gone.
More progress on my flag for the DailyFlag fundraiser. This week I traced the appliqué pieces, cut out the fabric, finalized the layout and began the stitching. As always, the project evolves and there were a few major changes in this one.
I was careful enough to do mini tests at each step and caught some problems early on. For one, Continue reading Appliqué raccoon flag – II
This month’s craft project is an appliqué flag I’m making as part of a neighbourhood art installation for a food bank fundraiser (Daily Flag for DailyBread). I will be blogging as the project progresses to avoid the mega-blog at the end.
The design shows four raccoons having a Christmas-time romp atop the iconic Leuty Lifeguard station in my neighbourhood. Continue reading Applique racoon flag – I
Here is a design of my own, for a project I finished in sunny August. It was a birthday present for an amazingly athletic woman. This is an example to show that it only takes a basic knowledge of freehand embroidery and a simple design, to turn a creative idea into a product that feels personalized and looks great.
The fabric is plain muslin, and the hoop serves as a frame so the final place can be hung up on a wall. Continue reading Embroidered cyclist