My laptop works wirelessly again, so I can post without having to crouch on the lounge floor behind the chair!
I thought I'd share a couple of my latest projects with you - experiments really - to see what you think.
I was looking for different ways to use the machine embroidery and applique I learnt last year, and hit upon the idea of make up bags, etc.
I made this one last week - isn't the little bird cute?
I used free hand machine embroidery to outline the bird and branch, then added a bead for his eye and 2 tiny flower buttons that I found in my stash. I must look out for some more little flower buttons, because they were perfect for this.
This evening I've made a glasses case, which I think will be part of my mum's Mothers Day present.
This one was more fiddly, as it's smaller and I used some fleece fabric between the outer fabric and lining to give it a bit of padding. The other one only has interfacing.
A little bit of embelishment (and advertising!) on the back:
And here they are together.
I used this tutorial from Flossy Teacakes, which was very easy to follow.
They'll need a bit of refining first, but I'm thinking of trying to sell a few of these, what do you think?