Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Stanley...




Hi,

 A couple of weeks ago Mel from "mel mel at home" sent me a pattern to make a "stanley dog"

of course this involved a browse around e bay for the right fabric!



I dusted down the sewing machine that's been in the cupboard for a couple of years, and set to, I was amazed at how easy it was with a pattern. Now I can run up a pair of curtains or cushion covers but in all my 53 years I've never sewn from a pattern before.

 


Here he is, one pink, quite well made, (said me!) Stanley, I don't think he's too happy being made with pink fabric so I'm going to make another one in the cowboy fabric that should put a smile on his face.

I filled him with beans instead of toy stuffing as I think it looks better.



I've also  been crocheting lots of brooches and I now have a different one for just about every outfit!



Even my shopping bag has one pinned on, well it needed prettying up a little didn't it???
Of course I couldn't just put the shopper in my bag, oh no, I had to make a bag for it (I know I know far too much time on my hands!!!)




Another e bay find was a red riding hood book to go in my collection which I love,


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and just look at these pretty vintage slides, there was another one but Alexa has it in her hair, I got them from kitschen pink




arn't they great??

I think I've rambled on enough for today so I'll go and make a fresh pot of tea  and a fresh cream scone, tonights our "stitch and bitch" session,  we seem to talk more than stitch, but thats what us women do best!!

Bye for now

Lucey xx



14 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Stanley is so cute!

Victoria xx

VintageVicki said...

Stanley looks great - I have a pattern for one - one day I shall make it up.

Love your LB book too :)

Pixiedust said...

Love the stanley and bag for your bag. xxx

LittleGem said...

Hi Lucey,
Thanks for the lovely comment on the cotton reels.
Your Stanley looks fab - love the material.
Please don't worry about sending me any ribbon, I think I might use it to display some of the ribbons I've bought from Patch!
xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love a pretty girlie Stanley! He is a real cutie! suzie xx

fee~bee said...

Hello that stanley in fabulous very cute my daughter has been nagging me to make her one after she saw it in the cath kidston catalogue .
And a bag cover how ingenious a perfect for that unruly bag

Mary said...

Wow! What darling creations~Stanley looks so cute. He's full of beans (my mom used to say that). Love your crocheted red posey. The Red Riding Hood book is so cute. I love the hair slides,too. Don't think I could pull of the look, though, at 50 yrs of age....unless I get a bob haircut or something.
I have to admit I'm a bit jealous of the wondie CK fabrics you bought from ebay.

CraftyHelen said...

He is fabulous. So clever, I wouldn't have thought of using that fabric but it's super.xx

Mary Poppins said...

Your stanley is so cute, well done :0) The lovely Mel Mel, made me the cutest one, she is very clever too. the lineny fabric i get from Ikea, don't know if you have one close to you but they often have a nice little selection in, hope that helps a little XX

Kissed by an Angel said...

Love Stanley!!! You clever thing!!!
xxxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hey Kitty, thanks for the visit! Love the Stanley - if you want the original 3d / four legged pattern - impossible to get now - I can send you a copy! You can see him on the right column in my blog.

I also do a monthly giveaway of 70 felt squares - all different colours on 28th of every month! I am off to see other fellow 'Happy' bloggers xxx

Alchamillamolly said...

Hello there just reading your post about Northallerton - its where I live! You have also posted about my favourite shops in Stokesley as well. I bought some gorgeous faux stocks last year and had them in a vase on the table in the kitchen, everyoen walked over and said 'Oooh stocks, how lovely' and I had to tell them. They are nice in both of those shops as well as the Gallery on that street. I bought two lovely cut out paper pictures from an exhibitioon recently. Next time you are in Saltburn have a look on Milton Street at Eliza's jewellery, the new Gallery at the bank on the corner, and there is a lovely vintage and retro shop on the same road.

I too love Saltburn by Sea and especially the Valley Gardens - had some nice kisses there in my youth as I am from New Marske so it was local to me!!

magpie chic said...

Love that Stanley! I don't think he would mind being pink actually, but cowboys would be FAB! I wish i had bought that Cath Kidston sew book when i sdaw it!
You're on a roll now Lucy with that sewing machine.
Jacqui

winnibriggs said...

Love your Stanley, am off to find a pattern now for my own! Your corsages are great too.