Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Re-cycled pocket seed pocket

Gosh how I loved this hoodie!  
But unfortunately it got washed a little to hot a few to many times.
I intentionally finished off the unintentional felting process and have been using it for various wee projects.


First it got made into these handwarmers, and just recently into a seed pocket for Linda's Seed Swap Party.



I stared by cutting out one of the front pockets, which meant that I had no side seams to sew up!! Rémi made me a wooden button and I used the hood cord for fastening it up.
Then came the hard part - for me anyhow - embroidering a little seed evolution design on the front.
I've never embroidered more that faces on toys so this was a bit of a challenge.  My sister-in-law recommended using simple running and chain stitches.
But I must say, I'm very motivated to learn more!


I even whipped up this handle for my new cast-iron pan, but no pretty flowers on this one.  It's hard enough getting Richard to cook as it is, I don't want to go making the utensils look all 'girly'!!



Linking up with Nicole today for Keep Calm Craft On

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  2. Those are great ideas! Love them both.

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  3. My goodness you are so creative. I love your last post with all the wonderful things you mentioned. Richard isn't going to get a big head now that he is famous is he/
    hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  4. Great ideas Emma! I love the seed pocket!

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  5. It looks lovely, what a great use of an inadvertently felted jumper.

    Intrigued by what you have your cast iron pan stood on, is that some kind of stove?

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    1. It's our Godin wood fire. When it's hot it's handy for re-heating or simmering things - my green tomato chutney bubbled away slowly on it for two days, on and off. Do you recognize the broccoli fritters?

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    2. Broccoli fritters ! They sound a-mazing! Your embroidery on the pockets is beautiful :) Very inspiring :)
      I've just recently started blogging - loving it so far! Would be lovely to see you over at emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk
      Jillxx

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  6. that is a great project. i really love the needle work. so perfect.

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  7. that seed packet is amazing. sooooo cute!!

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  8. totally lovin' the seed packet! That is so cute! We are trying the broccoli fritters this weekend for Easter. They sound delicious!

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