As I do my annual sort out, I am inundated by many ideas that I want to try and in the end they all bank up, or I have several projects on the go at once.
There have been quite a few indoor days, so I decided to go through my ribbon and braid drawers.
As you can see I have rather a lot. So I have decided to make some ribbon wavers.
The grosgrain ribbon from my brother, has been very useful for the bunting. I have used up lots of fabric scraps to make this colourful mini-bunting.
I find it very satisfying to use up my scraps like this.
I was keen to make little teddies to go in the patchwork bags. My first pattern did not work but this little one did work as long as I used felt.
I persevered with the much smaller t.shirt teddies. I had to sew slowly on my machine in order to get round the tight corners.
Here they are.
They will fit in the patchwork bags as well.
I also had some lovely soft Winnie the Pooh fabric so I made more tiny bags.
Now I am now making amigurami Pooh bears to go in them.
Coming up is the school Valentine disco so I usually find something to make to raise funds. This year it is bookmarks, made from scraps of ribbon and braid after my sort out.
I hope the children will find them attractive.
When we have managed time outdoors, I have been filling the insect hotel on our front bank. Steve has made me a wonderful curved roof on which I hope to plant sedum later in the spring.
All in all a very creative January and its not over yet.