SAL 27 – Little steps

Hi everyone! I have made some progress , but it is very minimal. I have just picked up my little blue wren (Kit by Jenny Adin Christie) again and started to work on the tail. Here was where I was up to way back in November…..1

And here is where I am up to now….

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Ok, I admit it is a very small amount of progress, but to be honest I have spent the last three weeks trying to sew a Cheshire cat costume for World book day. This took me a lot longer than I had expected as you cannot buy pink and purple striped fur fabric – so I had to cut strips of different fur fabric and sew them together before cutting out my pattern! You should see my carpet – I can’t believe how difficult it is to hoover up fake fur!

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.
We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL.
If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.  AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackie, SunnyHayleyMeganMaryMargaret, ReneeCarmelaJocelynSharonDaisy , AnneConnieAJJenny,    LauraCathie and welcome backLinda


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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29 Responses to SAL 27 – Little steps

  1. claire93 says:

    such a gorgeous bluebird tail!!!
    and love the Cheshire cat outfit ^^

  2. Wow! Is very wonderful..Great patience…
    Hugs, Carmela

  3. Well, at least the Cheshire Cat is on a different scale!

  4. Carole says:

    Bluebird tail is looking lovely. That cheshire cat costume looks fab too.

  5. Sharon says:

    The bluebird tail is a hit – stunning! You went all out on that adorable Cheshire Cat costume ~ adorable!

  6. kathyreeves says:

    Such a beautiful tail feather, and I second Claire, we need to see you in this costume! That is a doosy!

  7. wybrow1966 says:

    My thoughts exactly!

  8. magpiesue says:

    I like the vibrant blue of wren’s tail. Fake fur is not easy to work with in any respect in my experience. Hopefully you’ll be able to put that costume to good use (ie: more than once!).

  9. anne54 says:

    i have to admire your patience on the Cheshire Cat outfit, which looks great! I would have given up at the “you can’t buy purple and pink striped fur”. The blue wren tail is beautiful. They are such charming birds, and I think yours will be too.

  10. rutigt says:

    Great progress and I love the Cheshire Cat outfit!!!!!!

  11. CathieJ says:

    I think that tail is very pretty. I love the Cheshire Cat costume. Oh my, I can imagine the tangles in the vacuum from the fake fur.

  12. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    I imagine hoovering up fake fur is a lot like hoovering Christmas tinsel. I’m still finding shiny bits here and there. But well done you! That costume is amazing and worth the bother for sure. Also just adore how the bird tail is working out. Beautiful work!

  13. teamwilsun says:

    The tail is fantastic, and I am always astounded by your work! I love your Cheshire Cat costume! I made something similar, believe it or not, for a half marathon I ran at Disneyland. And I also was AMAZED that you couldn’t buy pink and purple striped fur, and had to make my own, and wow what a mess. You will DEFINITELY stand out on World Book Day!!!

  14. Renee says:

    Your embroidery is lovely. The Cheshire Cat costume is fabulous! The fake fur is a mess to work with, but wow! It looks amazing!

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