This is the second in my Make + Review series.
Stitch at Home by Mandy Shaw has such a pretty collection of designs, and a wide range of projects – a garden kneeler, dog bed, Christmas decorations, even a teepee for the garden.
There are masses of applique designs in the book and you could make them as they are, or use the ideas for other projects. The patchwork quilt has twelve applique picture blocks which could all be used individually on smaller items or cards.
I used part of Mandy’s sewing machine cover design to make a birthday card for Sue, my favourite fabric buying enabler.
The little scissor charm is from Etsy here.
Next, a bandanna for Hetty. A very simple pattern, but so nicely designed. It’s double sided, and slides onto her collar – which I much prefer to tying something round her neck.
I made this version larger than the pattern size as her Christmas bandanna got a little lost in all that fur. She doesn’t seem to notice it at all.
And this is my first entry in the Crazy Dog Lady Sewing challenge #crazydogladysewing.
The next project on my list to try (when I have time!) is this sampler. I love embroidery samplers, and this design is so pretty.
So, it’s a great book! Masses of ideas to try, and so it’s one to turn to again and again.