Monday, 5 August 2013

A New Challenge

On Saturday, I was reading through my favourite blogs and was interested to see that Ginny over at Ginx Craft has joined in a 52 week scrap challenge run by Samelia's Mum.

This involves a new project each week to use up scraps of fabric.  I must admit that my stash of fabric has been sadly neglected of late.  It sits in a large crate in the store room where it is slowly starting to smell very musty.

Despite the fact that I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to make but haven't got the time for.. yet, I thought it might be good fun to sew along with this idea.  An excellent opportunity to air the fabric stash.  I'm not committing myself fully but I'll certainly give it a go.

The first week's challenge was to make a pincushion heart.  So, yesterday, full of enthusiasm I raided my fabric stash, dragged out the sewing machine and got to work.  In just over an hour I had made my heart... and I must say I'm jolly pleased with the result.

I added an embroidered pearl stitch edging to cover the seam, and a little button for decoration.

What fun!

This week's challenge is to make a needlecase.  I'll keep you informed of my progress.


  1. Soooo cute! And perfect to use all those little scraps of fabric that all of us have in stash!

  2. Your heart is just lovely. I really like the embroidery detail you've added, and the little button. Have you seen the next challenge: a needlebook. I'm going to try and give it a go, but am also packing for holiday.

    1. Thank you. I've got some ideas for the needlecase so I'll probably work on it soon.
      Have a good holiday.


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