I think it's partly a reaction to finishing a big quilt, but I've found myself mucking about with small bits of fabric recently, trying a few new ideas and styles in small items. It helps that I've had my own screen-printed fabrics to play with, plus my new year fabric binge, that has been waiting patiently for my attention!
Here's what I've been up to:
A few zippy's:
This one uses a fussy cut clock from Melody Millers Ruby Star Shining range - which I love. Mum loved it too, so she bought it! (am I mean to "sell" things to my own Mum?!) I had a play with adding a few teeny bits of leather, a little tab, and as a zipper pull.
Then, I got brave and cut into one of my screen-printed designs. This zippy uses a panel that I printed on calico, a little Echo and a piece of suede, which I've stitched over in a random design.
Spurred on, I cut into another yellow panel and a red leather scrap and attempted to make an iPad holder. I say "attempted" because in my desire to make it a snug fit, I forgot about the fact that zipper tabs at the ends would shorten the zip length and therefore make it impossible for me to get an iPad in it - doh!
And finally, I made Felix a little skirt, using a charity shop sourced M&S vest top which I've recycled and appliqued with, yes you've guessed it, another of my screen-printed scraps!
I am planning to do a tutorial for a similar style of skirt for Sarah's "Sew: Get started" series of simple sewing tutorials on 22nd March, so if you have a little person who would look cute in one of these, then look out for that!