So here is my pepper...
I am going to take this one to work to help make the hours pass more prettily; I am only in for 3 mornings this week, thanks to a timely Inset Day, but anything to make that time more in-keeping with what I would rather be doing, can't be a bad thing.
The idea? Teacher gifts, actually Teaching Assistant gifts, and to make them a bit more 'teacher-ish', I rounded them out to really look like apples!
I just had to use the Dick & Jane print on the backs !
This is such a super easy, quick and effective little make. I used freezer paper for my templates, and a frixion pen to draw round them. I used ribbon instead of felt for the stalks, and felt for the apple leaves.
After making the pepper, I decided to put a little woven interfacing on the inside of the top piece as I could still feel the turning slit, and with the light fabric I thought, and it does, give it a better finish. 2 layers of fusible fleece instead of batting, cut a little smaller than the template to reduce the bulk, and Bob's your uncle.
The best bit, Mary mentioned using pinking shears in passing yesterday, and bugger me, if that wasn't the most obvious, useful and amazing tip for the curves EVER! In fact, I used them for trimming the whole things. Honestly, I would never have thought of that!! Thanks M xxx
Linking up with awesome Lindsey and Debbie for week 1 of the Zakka 2.0 Sew Along.
Well apart from tripping out the mains power 3 or 4 times with the iron; even after changing the fuse, I had to resort to my old one, which is half the weight and probably just as
It's a Twelve Pointed Star from Fat Quarterly's Shape Workshop book, and I think it looks lovely in T's low volume prints against the Kona Wisteria.
I might get my final June Bee block done this evening, or I might just stitch down the binding on the mini I finished today for the Modern Mini Challenge.
Decisions, decisions xxx