Preparation is key!
I spent yesterday evening (and a bit of time during the day) doing some preparation for some crafting for the weekend. I cut out lots of felt shapes with Mum's Big Shot machine:
I want to make some more of the Button Heart decorations that I made before, and thought I'd try making some in other colours as well as good ol' red. And I cut out some smaller hearts and some stars because I have a keyring in mind that could be made up by layering 1 or 2 felt shapes (or maybe 1 felt and 1 fabric one?) and securing with a button and some ribbon.......It's certainly a work in progress but whilst I was there I'd thought I'd at least get some shapes cut to have a play with.
I also cut out the fabric for some more tooth fairy cushions that I will make with some new material I have bought.
At the front of the picture you can also see the component parts of some patchwork/quilted coasters that I am going to make for BFF. It would seem like I am good to go. Wrong! As I was putting this post together in my head I realised that I don't have the right threads. Doh! I have black and white but I don't think I have a colour to use on the coasters. I'll need to pop out over the weekend to get the right colour (although I can't decide what that might be). I use a lot of embroidery thread to hand stitch applique and padded decorations - does anyone have any tips they can offer on the best threads to use? I like using pearl cotton thread but it is sometimes too thick for the fabric I'm using.
So I'm not as prepared as I thought I was - and not least of all because I have just taken a few orders for things thanks to my ever loyal army of walking, talking advertisements! I now have more bunting, cloths and tooth fairy cushions to make, and I have also been set the challenge of making a carrier bag dispenser which I haven't ever done before so I'll keep you posted on how that turns out. And as the weekend approaches, I should be trying to squeeze in some decorating as well. Hmmmm......we'll see about that.
Have a great weekend everyone,