Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Quilting Time!

Hello lovely people!

Nearly 2 years ago I started making a quilt!  Well it is finally finished. I'm sure I did a post about starting it but it was difficult to finish and I got bored.  So I stashed it away for another day.  Here it is...



It is a bit wonky in places but I'm sooo pleased with it and happy that I tried!


It was such a big quilt that I started with that I cut a strip off and I used it to make some matching cushions.  As you can see I had helper!


I think Dougal approves of the cushions!



Dittery Dot
xoxo


Monday, 27 June 2016

Sensory Toys

Hello lovely people!

Lately I have been making some bits and pieces for our new arrival!  Yes, we are pregnant and very excited for our new bundle of joy to arrive.  I have been making all sorts of things and will post about them in the next few weeks once they are finished.

This week I have made a sensory colour game.  I saw that people were selling and making these for a large profit and they are so easy to make!



As you can see all you need is some coloured felt and stitch them together so you have a strip.  Then I found odd buttons, ribbon, flowers etc and you match these up with your colour of felt.



See super easy!  And it has cost about £5 to make.

Dittery Dot
xoxo

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A wee dolls house!

Hello lovely people!

I have been seeing lots of these wee carry around fabric play houses on Pinterest lately and thought they were a really cute idea.  I made my own version as you can see!  I think Dougal approves :)


It is all made from thick felt with a layer of flat wadding and plastic mesh layered in between.  This helps it to stand up.




One side unties and folds down to reveal a cute living room and wee garden complete with pond.  I even made a wee dolly and found a teddy for the house.



Dittery Dot
xoxo


It's nice too see you!

Hello lovely people!

I have finally, finally finished my Emily Peacock tapestry that I bought over 2 years ago!  I got it framed and it is now hanging above my fireplace in the kitchen!  I am sooo leased with it.





Dittery Dot
xoxo


Friday, 3 June 2016

Ding Dong The Bells Are Going To Shine!

Hello lovely people!

I have been making some dolls for a friends wedding.  She wanted something lovely for her bridesmaids and a small bride and groom for either her top table or as a decoration for her table seat board.  I was really excited to make some pretty dolls for her!  I have never made a bride and groom.

These are the bridesmaids dolls.  I used lots of pretty lace, flowers and ribbons to create the dresses and add interest to the hair.






This is the bride and groom.  I used felt for his suit because it was the easiest fabric to use.  The bride has lace, chiffon, silk, ribbons and flowers to create her dress and hair style.




Dittery Dot
xoxo


Hello lovely people!

I haven't been on in a while and and I'm really sorry for this!  I made this wee bag a few months ago for our school raffle.  It was even won by someone in my class :)


I used free hand machine stitching to create the figure.  I like to draw the design lightly in pencil.  You can use tracing papers or special transfer paper too but pencil works fine for me.


I used a technique called applique for the hair.  I chose a cute spotty material and once I had stitched my design on I cut through my base fabric to expose the other material underneath.



One I had done this I added some flowers and hearts and stitched this onto a canvas bag.  You can buy this on Amazon or at Hobbycraft.



Finally I added some ribbons and a big rose corsage and that was it done!


Dittery Dot
xoxo

Friday, 18 December 2015

A Christmas Medley!

Hello lovely people!

I have been making lots of wee bits and bobs for Christmas! I made bobble and tiny trees for the craft stall at school.  Craft club made pretty twig trees which we decorated. 


I made some ornaments from tree slices!  Ady drilled a small hole in them and I stamped my designs on them




I had some pine cones left over and I decided to paint them green add tiny pom poms and created wee Christmas trees!



I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and I thought it looked wonderful.  So I went down the woods and collected lots of sticks and spray painted them white.  Once they had dried I tied them together and added some sparkly buttons and stars.




Dittery Dot
xoxo