…for marshmallow rocky road, oat and raisin chocolate cookies, banana bread or lemon loaf…
here we are, the worker bees
snippysews smiling and waiting for their new homes
unframed prints, silver jewellery and badges, there has to be badges
shelves all dressed and neat and tidy
books waiting to be signed and read
silly old rain rain go away, come back another day.
now to sit down and listen to the singing detective sound track and try and resist eating all the cake!
no i am not completely bonkers- i do know it is nearly june!
i’ve had these since before christmas but didn’t have time to make one.
at last i have had time to rustle one up.
this snippysew kit will have 3 in a set (pink, blue and orange) and are about 10cm high and to hang on your tree
(i didn’t have a christmas tree handy this time of year funnily enough)
i found a horrid old lampshade in a charity shop.
horrid fabric that is, but lovely big shape
so promptly bought it
ripped and snipped off the horrid fabric (keeping the fire resistant fabric on)
using the horrid fabric panel as a template i chopped up fabric to creat 6 panel peices.
then sewed it onto the lampshade.
then i sewed on a nice big trim on the bottom and a nice green and pink ribbon on the top and put it up in our little snug room.
i know i know, if you look closely at the middle picture, there is a little section of trim missing. i guessed, i mean miscalculated how much trim i needed… so need to go back for a little bit more and sew it on to finish it off good and proper.
but i love it! looks nice and homely and old fashioned, but with a wonkybutton twist.
very easy peesy, and very satisfying.
i promise you i am not being idle… look, stampy stickers (bringing out my role playing retro librarian tendancies!)
in these little stripy bags are squeakers and bells to put in the McBabbys as part of their snippysew craft kits that i will sell.
here are the celophaned up to the eyeballed McBabbies
.this one is a real easy peasy one to make…
3 Sew around the edge keeping to the printed line as best you can (you can see this through the fabric). Makesure to leave the flat space in between the two ears unsewn . (You will need to leave this open to be able to turn the right way and stuff later).
4 Carefully snip around the curved edges of the seam (making sure not to cut into the sewn line).
hey there yooall,
i managed a small slice of time to rustle up a couple of fine McBabbys.
again, there will be a few tweaks. but think these will be fun as one has a squeaker in, (Squeaky McBabby) and one had a bell in (Dingaling McBabby).
Cut out all the pieces keeping neatly to the outside cutting line.
Make 2 piles (one for Squeaky McBabby,and another for Dingaling McBabby)and follow the instructions below for each one in turn.
Pair up the matching pieces so that you have 2 legs (the longer pieces) and 2 arms (the shorter pieces). Pin with the printed side facing inwards.
Turn both arms and both legs inside out (so now the printed side is on the outside).
Stuff both arms and both legs (making sure not to overfill as will need some space to be able sew onto the body later).
Turn the McBabby the right way around and stuff the head and body. (For Squeaky McBabby add the squeaker at this point, for Dingaling McBabby add the bell).
Hand sew up the opening.
ps my eebee calls all rabbits “Babbys, so that is why the name in case you are wondering!
make sure you don’t sew the flat edge at the top (as you will need this open to be able to turn it inside out).
carefully snip around the curve (this makes a neater finish when you turn inside out and prevents bunching and crinkles around the seam)
fold the unprinted seam in on itself and neatly sew. (It might be easier to hand sew the 2 smaller pockets as is quite fiddly)
carefully snip around the curved edges into the seam (making sure not to cut into it). again, this will give a better finish and prevent bunching.
it works best if you do each one in turn, starting with the smallest.
make sure not to overstuff the smaller ones as remember they have to fit snugly in the pockets!
sorry about the not so great photos. light was not good.
also, may i recomment that you use good scissors not rubbish blunto ones that i used.
(where have my good scissors gone?!)
hope you like, this is just the prototype.
have a few tiny tweaks to make before i send off for the real ones!