Sunday, 19 November 2017

What a weekend.

I was away on retreat last weekend with 16 lovely ladies.
The weather was warm and we had a fantastic time.. First up I worked on some charity fiddle cloths for our local Specialist school.
These are just made on a hand towel and items are then stitched on for texture.
We sew buttons, zips, pockets, fluffy trims and anything else we have on hand.
Here we have a doll in a pocket, bugs crawling up the flower stem, ribbon flower petals, a bit of Tuille for texture and of course some bling. Don't forget some buttons and frilly yarn too.

This one is more for a boy .. there is a buckle to clip, laces to tie, cotton reels to spin, a zip to open and checkerboard weaving strips. I'm sure it will keep some one busy for a while.
 I also had a panel of bibs that I had sewn ages ago. All they needed was some safe way of fastening them. With some advice from anyone that wanted to give it I added elastic for ease of putting over the babies head...


6 comments:

  1. Well done on all your sewing. The fiddle cloths are great. You do so much for others, I hope someone is doing something for you.

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  2. Great projects. I've been seeing lots of fiddle cloths lately.

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  3. Great idea for the bibs. Love the fiddle cloths

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  4. Cute little bibs! Looks like you had a fun time at your retreat.

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  5. The fiddle cloths are a great idea and thats a perfect way to fasten the bibs. Glad you enjoyed your retreat.

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  6. Sounds like you were busy on your retreat Jo, that is a great idea for the bibs and the fiddle cloths are great.

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