If you're joining in the SAL, or just want to see what's going on, the link up is here, and this week's host is I'm a Ginger Monkey. For some reason, I'd got it into my head that this week's sewing kit was going to be complicated. It's not, but having finished it, I wish I'd made it more complex, a zip pocket would be a great addition for a start, as would a little hoop to hook on the rings I use to hold embroidery floss. Well, depending on what Sandra says (see below), I might be making another.
It had to be bunny themed! I used this navy bunny fabric and matched it with a softer flower print and my rabbit stamp came out again, this time to be used with the black ink pad I'd bought.
Nice and simple. Once again, I had forgotten to buy fibrefill (I bought some last night, what's the betting I don't need it for months now?) so I stuffed this one with my ORTs. Although I never joined in the ORT thing that's been going on around blogland for a couple of years, I have two ORT jars, one next to my sofa in the living room and one by my sewing machine, it's just a handy place to put threads and they've finally come in useful.
For some reason, I had it in my head that the pin cushion was velcro'd on to the main part of the sewing caddy. Despite there being no velcro mentioned in the materials list... When I finished it, I was disappointed that I hadn't added velcro, but I kept thinking it was part of the pattern so would come up soon. I think I realised it wasn't just after I finished sewing the whole thing up! I added snaps. They don't work. They just wont close. I hate bloody snaps.
This is the outside of the roll. I used some cord for closure and added on this machine embroidered rabbit that the lovely Sandra made for me. And this is where Sandra comes in. I think I've broken it! Look! That happened when I pressed it, but the rest of the white meshy stuff wont come off, what have I done?? Can I fix it??
So there we go. Week 4 completed, but not to my satisfaction. I said at the beginning of the post that I'd been dreading making this for no good reason. Well, in the interests of procrastinating, I spent Saturday cutting and preparing.
Weeks 4, 5 and 6 of the SAL.
4 placemats, 1 pair of oven gloves, an appliqued babygrow and a wine bottle cosy, all waiting to be sewed! I feel so virtuous!