Saturday, 23 February 2013

FSNI February

Good afternoon ladies!  Something unprecidented is happening today - I'm getting my hair cut.  OK, so I've had my haircut before, but it's only been 2 months since my last appointment, instead of the usual 2.5 years!  My hairdresser may faint...

Yesterday afternoon I spotted that Heidi had belatedly put up the notice about FSNI - I think she lost track of the days, I'm the same in February, it's so short that it confuses me.  I jumped right in as I had some serious hand sewing to get done.

Handmade by Heidi

It's my gorgeous nephew's first birthday next weekend, I can't believe it's gone so fast.  We're going down to see him and I had no idea what to make him until, at the last minute as ever, I found a pattern I had won in a giveaway and knew I had to sew it up for him.  It involves this

and this

Please try not to notice the terrible wonky stitching.  I think it was that floss (and it's not an excuse!) as I then did the green bit and that's not wonky...  I didn't get all those animals embroidered last night either. 

The cow and horse were done earlier in the week.  I had terrible problems with the horse's mane and it's still not right... but Jacob will be 1, something tells me he'll be more interested in seeing what the horse tastes like than scrutinising the stitching.

I'd also finished the sheep and the rabbit earlier in the week.  That sheep is so cute!

I'd also already done the rooster but I did the pig last night.  I'm not happy with his spots, they're too small and there's too many of them.

I sewed the duck whilst watching 999 Park Avenue and the chick and the barn whilst watching Hoarders: Buried Alive.  I definitely think I'm a hoarder in the making.

Now I just have to get these bad boys sewn up, I'll share the pattern details with you when I show you the finished product.

The next Friday Night Sew In is March 22nd but I'm bound to forget so someone remind me please!


Sowing Stitches said...

Yur little farm animals are ADORABLE!!! I can't wait to see your finished project and learn more about the pattern. Great Job!

JoJo said...

I love the stitch you used on the sheep! Those animals are adorable. I'm sure he'll love it and his parents will save it.

Shirley said...

FNSI looks a lot of fun, I might just join in next time. I am loving the stitched farm, the colours are great.

Sandra :) said...

The embroidery looks perfect to me - that sheep is A HOOT!!! I wonder what you're making ... a soft sided farm case ... or individual little stuffies ... or a zipper bag (oh wait- that's probably what "I" would make, haha) ... or a wall decoration to go inside a hoop ... enquiring minds are waiting for further photos! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEPHEW J!!!

katherine said...

Visiting from FNSI and what adorable farm animals you have been stitching!. Cant wait to see what you make them up into.

Marilyn said...

Looks like a cute project.Looking good.

Anita said...

What fun animals you have there. I reckon it will be enjoyed for sure!! Love the sheep.
Cheers, Anita.

Melody said...

Very sweet little animals you stitched

Jane Galley said...

This looks like fun, can't wait to see the end result

Lorraine said...

I love these adorable little embroidered pieces! So very cute and what nice workmanship!

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine