Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blame it on swine flu...

Don't you just love it when sewing projects don't go according to plan? Above is a picture of what was meant to be a piggy heat pack for a friend's birthday present. She lives in chilly Canberra, so I thought a schnuggly-wuggly heat pack would be the perfect present. Plus it's in the shape of a pig, which just makes it even better!

Unfortunately my sewing machine doesn't like the thick chenille fabric that the piggy is made of, and for fear of breaking my lovely new machine, the project had to be abandoned until a later time. Or until Sarah can show me which correct foot and needle to use on the machine. I can't figure this out for myself because I lost the bloody sewing machine manual. Nicely done!

So it looks like this little piggy won't be going to market, or to Canberra, for a while! Perhaps it will finished in time for winter next year. Fingers crossed. (Sorry Lisa, but i'm glad you enjoyed the shop bought heat pack I got for you instead!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Random fabric cuteness

I just had to show off some of my random favourite fabrics which of course are the ones covered with cute animals!

Is there anyone out there that doesn't like Sock Monkey? So quirky and unique, I especially love these pogo stick-hopping ones.

The little piggies are so adorable and like the little animal fabric underneath it in the pic, is made in Japan. Why are the Japanese so great at coming up with the cutest, most original fabric designs? All I need is some Hello Kitty fabric and I will be in Heaven. (Especially if it's pink).

The goldfish fabric was an amazing find from my local sewing shop and I was so thrilled when I came across it. Desigend by Heather Ross, I recognised the pattern from some kitschy stationery I had bought entitled "Goldfish I Have Loved (too much?)". Who could resist itty bitty goldfish with names like Bubbles, Swimmy, Whit, Cliff and Spooky? (Perhaps she's an X-Files fan?)