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Dusting off the Sewing Machine

Just a quick post today – to say I finally got out my sewing machine and made these cute little trousers!

Baby Bear Trousers

They aren’t for anyone in particular – they will be part of the collection I’m making for the Art on The Hill trail in October. They were so much fun to make though, I’m looking forward to making a few more pairs!

Baby Bear Trousers

The fabric was from the lovely Saints and Pinners in Devon, and some of you may remember seeing it when I made a post back in June when I received my exciting fabric package. I still haven’t decided what to make with the other material I bought, but I’m thinking about doing some girls tops and dresses.

If you have a sewing blog let me know! Most of the blogs I follow are knitting blogs, however I need the inspiration to keep stitching 🙂

The Fabric Fairy Has Been!

I got home from a lovely craft day with my friend Steph today (she made a pirate flag, I was knitting a new hat) to find this exciting package waiting for me!

Exciting package

I knew exactly what was inside and had been hoping it would turn up today.  Brilliant considering I only ordered it on Sunday!

This is the new fabric I ordered from the lovely Saints and Pinners just outside of Exeter.

Exciting new fabric from Saints and Pinners

Originally I was thinking about making children’s clothing out of it for Art on the Hill, but it’s so lovely, now I’m not so sure!

Cute Rabbit fabric from Saints and PinnersRabbit Fabric Courtesy of Saints and Pinners
Saints and Pinners is a small business in Devon run by Jo and Fran, a mother and daughter team.  I was introduced to them by my friend Steph (the one with the pirate flag) this time last year, but this was my first order from them.  They have a large range of lovely fabrics on their website, sold in fat quarters, by the metre or in a handy fabric pack for those of you into quilting (or just hoarding lovely fabrics).  They also sell a range of gorgeous patterns and other nic-nacs to get your creative juices flowing, and will ship worldwide 🙂

Owl fabric from Saints and PinnersOwl fabric from Saints and Pinners
Only after I got to checkout did I realise that I’d only ordered fabric with animals on it.  This wasn’t intentional!  I really love the owl fabric, and was thinking it might make a nice shirt (for me) but the whole purpose of buying new material was to inspire myself to get up and make things for the trail… maybe some purses?