Monday, 10 March 2008

Patchwork Dog

Last week I cut out lots of little paper squares followed by lots of little fabric squares. The paper was tacked onto the fabric and then I handstitched them all together and came up with this. A Patchwork dog-- modelled here with M who is wearing the Bat suit he got last Halloween! The dog is a little bit bigger than I imagined but I'm quite happy with him. Maybe if I do another I'll make it a bit smaller though.






Hub wanted to know why I didn't use my sewing machine but to be honest sometimes I find hand stitching quite theraputic.

I was reading Flossie Teacakes Blog and she said she had been buying fabric from Buttonberry.
I went to have a look at their website and that was it I was hooked. On Saturday this arrived through the post

Gorgeous packaging.


Handwritten note


The Anticipation


Well worth it


I do have plans for this,doing some applique but I'm going to practice on some other material first as I've never done it before. Tess has been giving me some tips and I think I'm going to be ok with it- well I hope so anyway.

I,m also wanting to knit this for Baby G


with this wool


Looks like it's going to be a busy few weeks....

15 comments:

driftwood said...

love the dog!
have fun with that fabric - it looks gorgeous!!!!

lera said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

The pants I made for my baby were made from an existing pair of pants. I have used this tutorial for starters: http://handyprojects.blogspot.com/2005/04/how-to-make-easy-kids-pants.html

Just be careful when cutting the waist area. It should be wide enough to gather. It should be about as wide as the leg. I cut mine on the fold so it's less to sew (I can't remember what the tutorial suggests).

If you have any questions, just email me.

twiggypeasticks said...

Fantastic doggy - I hand sew most of my stuff but that's because I'm really scared of my sewing machine and still haven't mastered it !
Your Buttonberry fabric looks lovely, it's a fab site isn't it? Enjoy your crafting.
Twiggy

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I am always so pleased to receive new comments. I would love to work from home too, I have recently left my job, and will have to find another one, boo hiss! Your patchwork dog is great, and it looks as if another little person thinks so too. I am a huge Foo Fighters fan, can't get enough of them! x

pink-petal-designs said...

wow, your patchwork dog is fab, love it !
Nice fabric you have bought too.
Sarah x

Summer by the sea said...

That dog is great - and you are so patient to handstitch it all! - I think I will go and check out buttonberry now - their fabric looks lovely - Natalie x

Summer by the sea said...

That dog is great - and you are so patient to handstitch it all! - I think I will go and check out buttonberry now - their fabric looks lovely - Natalie x

Ragged Roses said...

hello! Love that dog, he's the kind that I might be allowed to have! Gorgeous fabric too, I'm sure you'll be enjoying yourself with that
Kimx

Ragged Roses said...

Oops forgot to say, that I'm really glad you're enjoying "I capture the castle"
Kimx

Vanessa said...

I found Buttonberry just after Christmas, unfortunately my bank balance was not up to much but I did treat myself to a bag pattern, not yet tries it out!

Love the dog!

Kate said...

Great dog!

retrorose said...

The fabrics are very nice. i am going to London tomorrow and I may just try and find some interesting fabric. Good to catch up. You are being very creative!

Vanessa said...

Hi Lisa,

I can not wait for my studio to be finished, I keep buying nif nafs for it and hording bits of furniture. They are taking over my house!

I bought the Melly & Me Latte bag from Buttonberry!

Vanessa

Heidi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just adore you patchwork dog! I am a quilter and you can see my needlework on my other blog. I just love this and it would make a great gift. I am forever trying to find lightweight things to mail overseas. Did you use a drawing from a book or something for the shape?

~~ Heidi ~~

Curlew Country said...

I'm a hand-stitcher but strictly rectangular things - your dog is wonderful! Gorgeous fabrics, think I may have to pop along there myself.
Stephx
P.s my boys are usually up with the lark. I daren't even whisper this because they've been up at 7ish lately but for a long time A has been a 5.15am boy! They're usually in bed by 7.30 though and sleep well so I shouldn't grumble. I bet they'll be up early now I've mentioned this!