Fold your mouse body in half so that it looks the same shape as the pattern piece again. Put a pin through to hold it still. Sew up the curved edge with over stitch with your green thread like in the picture below. Don't sew up the bottom!
On Saturday I brought home some oak twigs with leaves after I went to the park with Hopper. They look pretty in my favourite vase. I was very surprised to find this evil little witchy mouse hiding in them! She bit my finger when I tried to pick her up! She was horrid but kind of cool.
I thought I'd make my own, more friendly witchy mouse. Here's how to make one for yourself!
I've been thinking about Christmas! I know, it's a while away yet but this year I'd really like to make all of our decorations. So I think starting early is a really good idea.
Here's part one of how to make this Red Red Robin tree decoration. He has a smart hat.
We are going to a Hawaiian themed party on Wednesday so I've been cutting out Hawaii style flowers from felt to decorate our outfits with. I figured out a nifty way of cutting them out so I thought I'd share it!
You might want to try it on a piece of scrap paper first as a practice.
This week is going to be puppy themed to celebrate our new puppy! He's black and white and very cute. He's sleeping at the moment.
I'm going to show you how to sew this puppy embroidery. There are lots of places that might look good with some puppy embroidery. You could sew it on to a 'T'shirt, frame it and hang it on the wall in your room or stick it on the front of a birthday card and send it to a friend.
Hi! I saw in the news that people have discovered a new thing about penguins! When penguins huddle together for warmth they do a kind of Mexican wave to shuffle everyone around, making sure everyone has a turn in the middle!
This week I'm going to show you how to make a super cool Super Hero Costume that you can wear yourself or give as a present to a dad or a granddad for Father's Day. Better still you could get together and make a costume each.
This week I'm going to show you the basic techniques that I use when I'm sewing the Sewing Tuesday projects.You can go through the information here and practice it on a scrap of fabric, or go ahead and start any Sewing Tuesday project and come back to this page if you get stuck. :)
Right side - This is the patterned side of the cloth, or the side that you want to show on the outside.
Wrong side - This is the back of the cloth, the un-patterned side, the side you don't want people to be able to see. Usually the wrong side of the fabric ends up on the inside of your sewing.
Seam - The line where the stitches hold two bits of cloth together.
This week, I'll show you how to make this inquisitive bird.
He asks a lot of questions. He doesn't always expect an answer though, so don't worry. He just likes to ask and wonder. He also understands that some things are just the way they are for no particular reason.
This week's project is an easy one, good for adapting to your own design!
I have made a tiger keyring with a simple teddy bear shape. You could make any animal this way, a panda, a monkey, a polar bear, just choose different colours of felt and decorate them with different features. You could sketch a few simple teddy shapes and draw different animals on to them, this will help you decide what to make.
I found a frog in our fuchsia plant! It was a real frog, but he must have hopped away as he wasn't there any more this morning. So, I decided to make my own frog, here's how to make a felt frog of your very own.
A friend mentioned to me that she couldn't find any fun sewing projects that boys might like.
So, here's Lionel, he's a lizard. I'm going to show you how I made him today, so that you can make a brother or sister for him. Lizards are not just for boys, but I know more than a few boys who like lizards.
I am away visiting friends and family for the Easter holidays, that's why I've chosen to do some embroidery. Embroidery is great for when you don't have a lot of time all at once and you might need to put down what you're doing and play with a cat or go for a walk or something. Embroidery is great as you can put it down and pick it up whenever you like.
I asked my friend Miss Topper what she thought I should embroider. She thought something about the Royal Wedding would be nice, since it's coming up on Friday. So, here's my design.
I contacted Carla Sonheim this week to see if she minded me blogging about my progress through her book, also if there was anyone else out there doing the same thing. She replied today, yay! She said that she didn't mind at all and that a while ago she'd set up a group on Flickr where people could share their drawings! :) Great!
Her book is really good fun, 52 drawing exercises that take the pressure off the end product, sometimes I really need something to get me drawing, to take away the fear of going wrong or doing a 'bad' drawing. I'll be working my way through and showing the results here on a Thursday.
Tuesday on Holloughby will now become Sewing Tuesday! Check back here on the 12th April after school, about 4/5pm, to find simple, fun sewing projects for you to try at home. :)
The children who have attended my sewing or art clubs might recognise this little guy.
His name is Boid.