Sunday, 22 September 2013

Handmade Monday 135

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!

First off, I want to say a huge thank you for all your replies to my dilemma last week.  One of the best things about blogging has to be super helpful responses you get from other people.  You are truly amazing! Thank you so much.  It's helpful to know I'm not on the completely wrong track!

I haven't been doing as much sewing as I would like to recently.  I'm going to try and remedy that, as I recently got this fabric from Wholeport.


I just love these little cats, and I know a little girl who might love them even more.  I have an idea to make a kind of moveable "play scene" with them, inspired by the Fuzzy Felt I used to play with myself when I was little.  I was trying to work out if I needed some sort of fuzzy ground and felt backing on the little fabric images for this idea to work, and I figure probably don't - I think the images themselves will inspire imaginative play and story-telling.  But any ideas would be welcomed!


Some of the cats are a little bit bigger.  They'd make a great stuffed toy, picture on a bedroom wall or even a little bag.  I'm undecided on that one, but whatever I make I probably can't go wrong on the cute factor with these images!  Cute factor no problem then.  Time factor - well, that's another story...


I've got a couple of commissions from Craftseller this week, neither of which involve sewing, so I'm not sure if my sewing machine will actually see the light of day this week, despite my best intentions.  I'm going to be experimenting with candles and cookie cutters (more on that soon!) and polymer clay Christmas tree decorations, both of which sound like a lot of fun.

Over to you now! What's been going on in your world?

16 comments:

Louise Oakes said...

This fabric is fabulous. You're right about its cuteness factor. I'm sure that they would make fabulous little toys and picture creating. You could create a backing picture, or a set of them with your talent, and then make up the little cats to move around them.
Hope you have great week.

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Very darling fabric, 1950's style with a Victorian scraps hint or two. I've been sewing, sewing, sewing, just the opposite to you! Also have some new ideas for printing onto fabric with Ink Jet printer. Will blog on that sometime as I have 4 craft fairs next month. x Joan

lynn said...

What wonderful fabric and such a clever idea! I used to spend hours with Fuzzy felt:))

Trace said...

Lovely cute design on this fabric, look forward to seeing what you do with it

itsamistry said...

Lovely bright colours on the fabric can't wait to see what you make with it.

Bev Newman said...

I love the fabric, it reminds me of a storybook I had as a child but can't think of the name of it. I think whatever you make from it will be gorgeous but the idea of making fuzzyfelts is brilliant :-) Looking forward to seeing you in Craftseller again soon x

patchworkfairy said...

Lovely, cute fabric - and I loved fuzzy Felts as a child too. Congratulations on your craftseller commissions- look forward to seeing them! Also it's great your papercraft linky party went well this week. x

Mythillogical said...

I'm another fuzzy felt lover, and those cats are very cute.

Highland Monkey's said...

You're right the fabric is to cute for words! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

Clare said...

Beautiful fabric, can't wait to see what you create with it!

Jan Gartlan said...

What sweet fabric!

Picto said...

Great fabric, I recognise the tv image in the fabric, I'm sure it's the same one that was in my parents house :)

Jan x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Great to hear you're feeling more heartened about your newest linky party :)

What adorable fabric! I love your ideas for what to do with it, i hope you get a chance to put them into action soon as i look forward to seeing what you come up with :) x

Lucy Blossom said...

Lovely fabric, if you want a child to be able to move them about easily, then stitching some felt to the back will make them slightly sturdier - and they'll stick more easily to a felt board. I'm glad you feel better about the midweek challenge, one week soon I WILL enter!

Laura said...

This fabric is wonderful it's so so cute! I absolutely love this blog... I am new if anyone has any tips please feel free to help me and look at my blog... Thanks

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

Cat lovers are going to love that fabric. Congratulations on the commissions.