The Return of the Design Team!

A later post from me – Mum’s been feeling particularly poorly this past week – I haven’t even left the house!  I HAVE, however, not been sitting twiddling my thumbs!

THIS is what 56 unfinished keyrings look like:

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Of course, after cutting all these out I then found another 11 that needed sewing too – taking my current ‘in progress’ keyings to 67!  One very beady eyed lady spotted a fox she took a fancy to, so I quickly sewed him up, and he has left to go and live with her in America – I’m sure he will be very happy there 😀  So if you see something you like the look of – let me know!  You can contact me via my Facebook Page, convo me on Etsy, or even send me a good old fashioned email at heartstitch@hotmail.co.uk
Or of course you can always browse the (still rather small) selection of ready to buy bits in my Etsy shop 🙂  I do have some more ‘ready to go’ items, they have been photographed (after waiting DAYS for the right light!) – they just need a little tweak to get the colours truer, and then I will be uploading them 🙂
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I also had 2 gorgeous parcels from the delightful Rhi at The Sewing Boutique 😀
One was an order I had placed – some really lovely fat quarters:
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And the other was my design team package!
You may or may not know, that I am part of the 4 man Design Team for this wonderful online haberdashers/fabric shop.  They have been extra specially busy the past few months, so the design team has taken a back seat, with my last project for them being based around the Jubilee! (See my blog post here) – but I’m so glad it’s back up and running – I love the challenge!  Every month, Rhi sends us a little bag of goodies (it could really be ANYTHING!) and we each make whatever we fancy (meeting the brief) from what we have been sent, plus anything else we may have in our stash.

This month is, unsurprisingly Valentines themed:
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Oddly, I’d just received a fat quarter of this super cute Riley Blake fabric the day before, so an extra eighth was a happy coincidence!  You can get your own here 🙂 Also included was a good length of quality satin ribbon, and a few spotty buttons.

The challenge is a bit tricky – ‘create a Valentines theme gift or item that includes any of the items but it cannot be a heart!’  Valentines without hearts may be a bit tricky, so I MIGHT have to sneak a couple in – but rest assured – no boring hanging hearts here!  In fact, I’ve almost finished my first make *smugface* so I’d best pop off to finish it 😀

‘Til next time,

Elli

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