Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New stuff

I've just finished making these two octopus pin cushions. I'd been meaning to find a project I could use the handmade felt I bought ages ago from the Knitting & Stitching show for, and this was the perfect excuse. I've still got some more left over so I might make some more sea creatures with it. 

I've also been busy sewing butterflies. I bought a load of deep picture frames from my local charity shop and had the idea of using them like scientific specimen display cases, but with felt butterflies inside. 

This was my first attempt and I'm still playing around with some different ideas. Next I'm going to try lots of different shaped butterflies, maybe pinned to the background and with little labels below with made up butterfly names, just to make it look even more like a display case. If you have any ideas about how I could improve the design I'd love to hear them as it's still very much a work in progress :)