Rose Cottage Handmade

Handmade Dolls, Puppets and lovely things!

Busy, busy, busy, and having fun too!

Just thought I’d post a few pictures of projects I’m working on that generally make me smile and feel oh so good.
1. I’ve finally gotten round to trying to mount a few of my favorite Alfred Gockel prints, so colorful and musical, I just love his work.
2. Puppets, what can I say, right now I’m waiting for my puppet fabric to arrive so I can really get going. I had so much fun making these first-ever two though.
3 + 4. I bought 2 embroidery pillowcases for next to nothing from my local craft store, slowly working on the first one, it has a space for an initial to be embroidered on it. I love the colors but it’s quite time consuming.
5. I got an order for some very friendly multi colored bunting last week so I’m working on that, should be finished by the end of the week. This is my very first order I’ve received from my etsy shop, this makes me very happy! 🙂

Alfred Gockel prints

Puppets, my very first attempts

Pillow embroidery

Pillow embroidery

Bunting in the making

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New Bag

leaf-stencil-yellowWell, I completed the first item on my list of things to do. I made what I call an hibiscus bag. I wasn’t sure whether to use a hummingbird or a sand dollar design, I finally went with the hibiscus design. It’s quite a simple design and very easy to embroider. I sandwiched interfacing between the bag fabric and the lining fabric, so when it came to embroidering the design I didn’t miss my embroidery hoop at all, the design didn’t pull or pucker at all.

Hibiscus Bag

Hibiscus Bag - Inside pocket

Hibiscus Bag - Embroidery

Hibiscus Bag - Detail

Butterfly BoxesDon’t you just LOVE boxes and containers to put your treasures in? I forgot about these and re-discovered them in a dark corner, whatever shall I put in them? They nest inside each other and have butterflies hanging off them. I bought them for just 2 pounds in the UK, and I love purple!

I’m thinking to make some bucket bags to store my knitting yarn and various other bulky need-to-hand items for my crafting. I’m thinking that this fabric and some lightweight cream colored canvas I found in an old suitcase will be ideal.

Blue Batik Design

Well, that’s enough chat for today, I have to go do some webdesign work. Have a great day!

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