hand sewing is happening In my Creative Space this week
I took the instructions for the project shown on the cover of this book 'Sewn by Hand' by Susan Wasinger and made it to my own dimension which just happen to be using Charm Squares :)
I got this gorgeous fabric from my beautiful friend Corrie who I was lucky to meet In Real Life a couple of weekends ago, its Moda Oops- a - Daisy by Keiki.
The two pieces are back stitched together and filled with rice then the opening is slip stitched and a decorative top stitch is added to finish it off. I found this really satisfying to make and it was relatively quick.
The book is wonderful the writing is so lovely and you get a real sense of the enjoyment the writer gets from hand stitching. It has a great guide on every project which includes a portability factor rating and it has guides to all the stitches, tying knots, sinking knots, tools and materials. Its really, really lovely.
So I guess you are wondering what this is ?
Its an Owie pack you freeze it and can alternately use it as a heat pack. The freezing idea holds immense appeal to me, these little bits are just the right size for small hands so children can hold them in place independently and its a soft fabric rather than a block of ice or piece of plastic, its tactile and malleable.
Its in the freezer now inside a plastic tub. I will make another small, long narrow one too. My gorgeous model is only modelling the size by the way. She is fine. :)
Do you ever hand sew items?.