Making something out of nothing

I’m still stabbing away at needle felt but I fancied trying something else. I wanted to try to sew something – even though I spent most of my school days trying to get out of sewing classes!

Mind you that was more to do with the teacher rather than the sewing. To cut a long story short I had some old material and an old pillow so I tried to make a doll. In hindsight I should have made a pattern but I just went for it and of course it’s wonky but that’s about the norm. I sewed it by hand because I don’t have a machine (you can tell because of the dodgy seams).

To finish it off I needle felted it with bits and pieces of wool that I had. For a first attempt I’m quite happy with it, even if she does look a bit freaky! I’m quite amazed that I actually managed to make it. I really want to make more things now and I’d love to get a sewing machine because I have a lot of ideas but it’s time consuming (and in my case messy) sewing by hand.

I’m looking forward to my next project.

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

2 Responses

  1. You should try needlepoint or cross stitch. I did the latter many years ago and it’s so relaxing. And the designs these days are so beautiful. I started out with very small pieces that take just a few hours to bigger ones that might take a month or more, depending on how frequently you go at it.

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