Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop


   Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop 

 I was truly humbled when Elea Lutz  for Penny Rose Fabrics asked me to be part of this, to tell you the truth I didn't even know what a Blog Hop was and .....they want me?
Research was definitely needed, so now that I know how it all works I'm thrilled to be part of this, so many talented craftswomen.

 Welcome to my blog, I'm sure most of you will be new here, so very lovely to meet you.  
Well I fell in love with Elea's designs when I ordered some of the 'Milksugarflower' Mint Friends with the wee bunnies and kittens on it, I made 'Karla Kitten' then I made 'Kerah Rabbit'. 
NOW we have Strawberry Biscuit and I love this too, for me the child like charm, the little prints and characters so sweet it's just perfect for wee toys....... so I have made for you SWEET ARIA dolly, she's a wee tot, soft and child friendly easily tucked under one arm by her little owner.

I always start the process by laying out my choices and envisioning the end results [ I love this part ] and with this gorgeous fabric I knew we had a winning combination.

The little faces need to be sweet for they are the key to a cute look, I took my time doing these although just using simple stitches, back stitch for the mouth and French knots for the nose and freckles.

The lovely pinafores are edged in cream lace and finished with tiny buttons, I have fussy cut the yokes to get the dear wee kitty, cake and puppy right where I wanted them.  

The little blue one is just so cute, blue is my favourite colour and yes we do spell funny down here on the underside of the world.

The little boots are trimmed with satin ribbon the same lovely hot pink that features in the the pinafores.
Don't you just love the little rosettes, very french and I even dyed them with a Tea bag to get them just the perfect colour.

Their bright little faces and jaunty flower trimmed hats will please any girly girl, don't you think? 

 I always like to add a swing-tag to my toys so I have made a special one just for you 'Sweet Aria' and 'Strawberry Biscuit'

 If you think you would like to make 'Sweet Aria' she is one of my original patterns available in my  shop .

My other project is this Bedroom Cushion

 The gorgeous 'Gray Briar Rose'  fabric, well I wasn't sure what I was going to make with this. I felt it was too special to be cut up and there was just enough to do this cushion, a quilted top and yes purple piping, it looks so lovely.
 I have a modern home, neutral and classic so I keep my style simple, but doesn't it look so lovely in my bedroom. My padded headboard is a soft mauve [ and yes it too was a 'Gee'sProject' ] and the Mohair blanket is a pale grey, the pop of colour is an unexpected but delightful surprise.

 Thank you Elea and Penny Rose Fabric for including me in this inspirational Blog Hop, I have been in awe at the quality and variety of everyone's work and have so enjoyed visiting the other Blogs and YAY we still have day 9 and 10 to go, I'm so glad it's not over yet.

Happy sewing


Now hop on over to visit Ange of A Little Patchwork 

28th Megan of  Sew Style Love
28th Stacy of Farm Road Quilts
28th Kimberly of  Fat Quarter Shop

29th Christa of  Cotton Berry Quilts
and finally the lovely Elea also on the 29th  

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