Print out the pattern and cut your felt accordingly.
I used a straight stitch for the letters, the needle and thread and a satin stitch for the spool.
I also stitched a needle on the top circle
Once you stitches all parts as desired, sew the bottom and top left side together and make sure to leave the overlapping parts of the body open as shown below. Turn the project around to the right side.
Grab your batting and fill the cushion generously. Sew up the opening and enjoy your pin cushion!
Are you having trouble with those vine fretters/aphids?
Unfortunately, I have a lot of them. They are ugly and the worst is that they always come with ants.
My garden is full of those unpleasant roomies, urgh!
I do not wanna use chemical, poisonous pesticide, so I decided to get good roomies in my garden to fight the bad ones.
I got the idea from this post and knocked off this pretty Insect Hotel, Insect Nesting Aid with the help of my huzzy and my father.
I filled the departments with wood, twigs, straw, pine cones whatever we found on a recent hiking tour.
One department is filled with reed and I still need to get some clay for the wild bee department.
The almost covered department will hopefully host ear crawlers and ladybugs!
The red painted department is supposed to attract green lacewing.
I will keep you updated as soon as I got any residents :-)
Lately I´m into embroidery. First I thought that's kinda old fashioned, especially with the patterns you can find in stores. Than I came across "Doodle Stitching", such a fun and fresh way to spice up your crafts!
I started with some easy stitches and the first project was a name plate.
Joining the nautical trend I designed an embroidery pattern (can be downloaded here)
I used a spilt stitch for the lettering and a satin stitch for the heart.
Before I stitched the heart, I cut out a piece of heart shaped felt, stitched it to the fabric and stuffed it with batting to create a 3D effect. Stitch it up completly with straight satin stitches.