Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Hanmade pin cushion

I have needed a little pin cushion and decided to make ine. Rather than being on a mission to find a pin from my draw, my pins needed to be more accessible.
This is cute and super easy to make. Make it as fancy as you want. I kept mine simple with two different fabrics.

So grab your fabrics. Choose the shape and size you want your little cushion to be like. 
Cut your fabric to size. 
Yea I didn't iron my fabric! It's easier if you do! 

With the right sides together, sew around the fabric. Making sute you leave a gap on the linger edge. Double stitch at either end of the gap. 
Trim the corners off. 

Turn the right way round. 
Use the point of your *closed* scissors to push out those corners. 

looking good! 

Start to stuff your cushion. Making sure some stuffing goes into the corners. 

Stitch your gap closed. I used a slip stitch. 


It looks good. All ready to use. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Around here recently, summer!

So it's summer! We have had a busy few months. Lots of visitors staying with us, days out, treats and I have even managed to squeeze in some sewing. My Etsy shop is doing well. Check it out *here*
So I thought you might like a glimpse into what we have been upto :-)
I have made a few seagull items for a local gallery which seem to be popular- who knew!? We have enjoyed lots of trips to the sea, my kids have had a great summer! Including finding jelly fish. They did some painting outside, which weng down SO well. Scote for mummy! My first commission to make a peg bag. And I loved it, so dod the receiver & lots of others. I now make peg bags! 

I have been looking at boats abit closer recently, the shape, how they sit in the water etc. I never know when it might get included in my sewing....I hosted a lovely baby shower for a special friend, lots of fun. And I have had to make up a few parcels of my Hxnmade goods to be posted. 

I went back to my youth as my 6 year old daughter asked me to do a hair wrap! 
We collected crabs, sea snailz and tiny fish in a recent cold trip to the beach. It was fun though! 
Plus more sewing; inspired by Mevagissey harbour and lighthouse I created a lovely one off cushion. Maybe the first in a cornish collection....

We have been busy znd it's not over yet! Hope you are having a good summer. What creations have you been making?