Friday, July 12
The Hedgehog and the Skirt
"The Hedgehog and the Skirt" sounds a bit like an odd Fairy tale doesn't it? This post is actually about two items I recently finished: a Hedgehog and a Skirt! I often show progress pictures of my embroideries and sewing but sometimes forget to share things I finished on my blog. I made the skirt with a lovely 50's inspired fabric, designed by Jenn Ski. I bought enough fabric to make a second Staple Dress but on second thought made a super easy to sew skirt with an elasticated waist. I followed the instructions from a book called 'Sew What! Skirts' (which I have had for years and had only made one skirt from) and added a rather cute pocket.
Another project that had been in progress for a looooong time was my Pindsvin soft toy. For those who don't know Pindsvin: he's a character from one of my Embroidery patterns (one I need to update soon) a brave, Danish Hedgehog who travels the Seven Seas in his teacup.
I based Pindsvin on a pattern in Hillary Lang's book Wee Wonderfuls. 24 Dolls to Sew and Love The pattern was actually for a bear but I wanted a Hedgehog. So I added quills, lowered the ears, enlarged the nuzzle and in the process accidentally sewed his limbs on in the wrong direction et voila: a rather sweet Danish Hedgehog! Julie knitted his gorgeous scarf and I think I'll make him a little blanket from a leftover quilt block or something. Not soon though as I'm busy preparing for my Sewing Retreat in London next week!