Cute Dachshund Pillows

I love dachshunds, they’re so cute so had to make a pillow or two!

I have designed one before using only a silhouette …


… but this time I decided to add a cute little coat and features. I’m quite happy with the result.

I also decided to offer this design as a PDF sewing pattern so that you too can make your own cute dachshund pillow. It is so much fun and easy to sew.

You can find these adorable pillows in my Etsy shop HERE.

Happy sewing!

 

 

It’s Time to Get Crafting for The Festive Season!

Well, today is the Autumn Equinox with the promise of beautiful autumnal colours, shorter days and cozy nights. I don’t know about you but when Autumn arrives I feel that the festive season is just around the corner and will be upon us before we know it.

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From Idea to New Pattern Design

I love to design and create and usually have lots of exciting ideas running around my head at one time. I’ve a mountain of bits of paper with sketches and doodles on them but only a few make it to the design stage…. So HOW does an idea evolve into a pattern and then a finished cutie?

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Crafty Creations Using The Applique Technique

I have always loved applique and have admired the lovely work of others many times, especially when gorgeous fabrics have been used to create a beautiful image.

So I thought I’d try my hand at designing and creating some simple applique craft patterns using just felt and a few simple hand stitches. I decided to make some small pincushions (5″ in diameter) because they’re quick to create and an ideal way of using up scraps of felt.  Continue reading “Crafty Creations Using The Applique Technique”