I do promise that I will start posting some more craft soon, but I have been INSANELY busy since before Christmas. I recently started a new job, which I love, but I’m still finding my feet. Oh, and I am also “training” to do the Brighton Half Marathon in February (training in the loosest possible sense, as I just want to finish it. I have no designs of doing it quickly). But this means I am using a big chunk of craft time running…
As it has ended up being a cold and wet Bank Holiday, I have been doing some crafting. I finished my ATC for the Very Berry Handmade swap (with time to spare – it needs to be posted in early September). The theme is getting away from it all, and my partner apparently likes nature and animals. I used so many little scraps up to make it, and was aiming for a little bit rough and ready. The bird was cut out from one piece of fabric, and I sewed on a tiny bead for the eye. The background was made out of some of my favourite fabric ever, it had embroidered flowers and leaves all over it. I only had a tiny piece though. The other green and yellow fabric is what I used to make my cat from ages ago.
I ended up using a bit of the Beatrix Potter fabric I used to make bunting from as backing for the bird, and to cut out the “perfect.” I have learnt from bitter experience that my handwriting is not good enough for decorative purposes. I am toying with the idea of getting a set of letter stamps for the future to make printed fabric. The little button I found after going though my button collection to find the right one to finish it off. I then promptly dropped it and lost it under to sofa, but luckily I had a spare!
There are a couple already up on the Very Berry Handmade Flickr page, why not take a look?