Fabric Pumpkins with Cinnamon Stems

It is still time for a beautiful pumpkins. Today I’ll show you cute sewn pumpkins that would be a perfect addition to any seasonal display.

For fabric pumpkins you’ll need:

  • Assorted fabrics

  • Batting

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Ribbons, lace, cute pendants

You need to do:

Cut out a fabric rectangle at least twice as long as it is wide. Fold in half across the length and sew short ends together

Sew a running stitch around one end of fabric and pull together and knot tightly. Turn right side outStuff with batting. With doubled thread and running stitches, sew around open end; pull thread and stitch to secureUse cinnamon sticks for stemsEmbellish further with lace, ribbons and cute pendants

Enjoy your beautiful and even more pumpkin Fall!

Cute Patchwork Templates

DSC_0310Few years ago I made this colorful quilt. One side with squares, the other one with triangles. Recently I decided to decorate some squares with cute patchwork pictures.DSC_0320DSC_0305DSC_0318DSC_0279DSC_0319DSC_0314DSC_0317DSC_0313DSC_0316

Rabbit, squirrel and dog, teddy bear and yellow duck, sailboat, rain cloud and umbrella, moon, crown and clover leaf, fish, bird and snail, sea horse and rocking horse, Sanbonnet Sue and Sam, flowers in the pot, apple and even cupcake. All these things are cute and perfect for quilt decoration or single patchwork pictures, even for kids cut-outs.

I’ll show you some templates and you can use them in your own projects.2019181615141312111098765432117

And here are some more pictures of my colorful and cheerful quilt.DSC_0315DSC_0312DSC_0311DSC_0308DSC_0307

Half Moon Kitty

DSC_0088One more Tilda toy for your collection! This lovely Half Moon Kitty is my favorite handiwork for gift giving. I even enjoy the process of making it and wish you the same. 🙂

To sewing Half Moon Kitty you need:

  • Fabric

  • Filling

  • Threads

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Lace

  • Ribbon

  • 3 buttons

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Moon Cat Pattern

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put fillingMoon Cat Pattern1

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttonsMoon Cat Pattern 2

Choose color for eyes and nose and arrange kitty’s face with the threads. Then you can decorate your kitty with lace and ribbon.

For the small fragrant pillow I used some cute fabric patches and dried lavender. Just sew the pillow to the paw and your Half Moon Kitty is ready to be a perfect gift!DSC_0084DSC_0082

Cute Snail

DSC_0043Meet the cutest snail from Tilda collection! It makes me smile every time I see it and it’s perfect gift for your friends or their kids.DSC_0053

For sewing Cute Snail you’ll need:

  • Fabrics. Neutral color for the body and a brighter for the shell, also you can make a few small colored pillows like I always do.

  • Material for filling

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Colored threads

  • Button to sew it on top of the pillows (optional)

1431450989_vykroyka-tildy-ulitkiYou need to do:

Bring the pattern on the fabric. Cut out and sew parts. Don’t forget to leave holes for filling03-tilda-ulitka copy

Then attach the shell to the body03-tilda-ulitka

Then you can sew on the shell few small colored pillowsDSC_0002DSC_0003-001

And now your Cute Snail is ready for adventures!DSC_0074

Little Mouse on a Swing

DSC_0017Yes! I have found a new cute cross stitch mouse for my little collectionDSC_0020

At this time, it is a mousy in the fluffy dress riding on a swing. Just like in a fairytale, right? 🙂

I had no scheme of thread colors so I chose them myself. You can use my experience from the pictures or try something your own

Here is the patterni-HKgFnjOXY

And my mouseDSC_0002DSC_0005DSC_0006DSC_0008

Another cross stitch mice are waiting for you HEREDSC_0018

Cross Stitch World of Beatrix Potter

Do you love the tales of Beatrix Potter as much as I do? Probably, yes. What a heart wouldn’t melt by these wonderful characters and funny stories about them? You definitely have some books of Beatrix, or pictures and cards based on her illustrations.Beatrix PotterToday I’ll show you something else. Very cute cross stitch patterns. In fact, the whole world of Beatrix Potter in cross stitch patterns.

Here there are Peter Rabbit and his charming family, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Mouse Taylor and Mouse Stitcher.cd79b7c8824caed9ab0da8816d9323e75d697639fa26d1f859e48e9c5cf0ae3e8327005c81da06222365509a2a1b9148c5da3405b0e950dfc4754d07b664edd7dc492ffda952acee0e696cc383d36ea2se7aMrzPyyECG37Y9NaB5w6d6cbb37994c1df14d83307c8afb22de_Hzjh2Vn3_0bb6ad69dd67a97713bba67048c3d42cc

And all the others gathered in two wonderful Victorian alphabets!

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Marie Antoinette’s shoe. Pincushion DIY

It is no secret that the unique style of Marie Antoinette inspires a lot of people for several centuries. We tend to forget her unenviable role in the history and sad fate, because first of all we enjoy her updo, amazing clothes and gorgeous shoes and slippers.

Gorgeous Marie Antoinette by Martin van Meytens, 1767
Shots from the film Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette”
Authentic shoes of Marie Antoinette
Contemporary Marie Antoinette’s style shoes

Look at this cute pincushion styled like Marie Antoinette’s shoe

You can make the same with my instructions.

You need to have:

  • Fabrics for sole, for shoe side and for pincushion top

  • A small piece of plastic or cardboard (optional)

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • Lace, ribbon, button, bead, buckle, brooch… whatever you like to decorate shoe

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in a new tab in high resolution

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabricCut the details out of matching fabrics. If you want the shoe be more stable make ​​inserts for the sole and heel (plastic or cardboard)Neatly sew correct details together except pincushion topPut filling into the shoe and then sew pincushion top

After that, you can decorate the shoe as you like. Mostly I choose lace and ribbon, which I pull in ruffles, and sew a small button, imitating gem

Here is finished pincushion:

And variations:M A ShoesM A Shoes2M A Shoes1

This pincushion-shoe seems so cute and really recalls the style of Marie Antoinette!