Tuesday, 29 January 2013

fabric scrap badges

Rather than throwing away all the scraps and offcuts I create along the way I decided to keep them in case they came in handy (and it gave me a reason to start another storage box...)

Last night I decided to see what i could do with them, so i made some felt badges

I cut circles of felt (which created more offcuts)

Added fabrics and ribbon and then machine embroidered over the top - a mixture of decorative stitches and free machine embroidery.

And here was the result - not a great photo, but plenty of potential in the finished article - badges, brooches, bunting, coasters, the list goes on.

And there are plenty more scraps left to be creative with

...which is more than can be said for the wine.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Showing off

I have added a slideshow from flickr to my blog so you can see my pictures as they arrive - alternatively you can have a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperpothandcrafted/

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tidy desk, Tidy mind

I decided if I was going to be organised enough to blog about my work then I should start by getting organised! So here is the end of a very enjoyable evening of sorting buttons and beads into boxes...

...lets hope I don't drop it!