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.

  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,

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

  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?

    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?

    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

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

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

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