It was Mothers’ day in America yesterday, am I right? Well in any case back on this side of the pond, I ran a giveaway on my facebook page for the United Kingdom’s Mums (It’s the sorta thing I do, because I’m a generous soul!) The winner of the giveaway was a lovely lady with a little boy with a thing for Spiderman; look at this picture he drew (clever little sausage!) The prize was for me to reproduce the child’s drawing on fabric to produce a wonderful framed keepsake picture to treasure. The Little Beanie quite likes Spider-Man too; she wanted to keep it to decorate her room with. Actually she puts forward a good case to keep…
Mothers’ day is just around the corner, From now until the 15th March I will be offering a 15% discount both here and in my Etsy shop. Just use the code EVERYDAYMUM when you checkout. I have a whole new range of products which are perfect as gifts for mothers and grandmothers, or anybody really – let’s face it, they are adorable. You can have a child’s artwork reproduced faithfully onto fabric to produce a framed picture, a bag, a cushion cover, a hankie… I could put your child’s picture on a nightie if you want! The possibilities are endless and I’m very happy to work with you on a special project
There’s all sorts of things you can put in these little pockets, as Mr Beanie has proved. Cheers and Merry Christmas! Don’t miss out on the fun, order one here and fill it full of miniatures
Most of the things I make involve some applique work, which is to patch or “apply” something to the original piece of fabric. I love the extra dimension it gives, lifting what might be plain and utilitarian into something beautiful. I’ve recently been making an owl bag for a very lovely lady. Today I thought I would give you some insight into one of the handmade processes that went into making it: how to applique using bondaweb.
I’ve always been one of those crafty types; drawing, painting, sticking, making. Years passed and when I tried to tell the Little Beanie that I’m a doctor, she said, “Don’t be silly Mummy.” She might be wrong about that, but she’s absolutely right when she sends me home from the school drop-off telling me “Do your sewing work mummy… and the ironing.”