Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas has Landed!

So it may be a little early..but we're just sooooo bliming excited we couldn't wait any longer! Just a little selection of some handmade christmas bits I've made this year...hope you like :)

Sunday, 18 November 2012

I'm Back! :)

It's been a VERY long time and I do apologise...don't have very much time to log on to the PC these figured I'll try and see if it works my iPhone :)

It will be brief but just wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the super cute things I have recently been here goes!

Lots of Christmas handmade goodies to follow these aswell...I just love Gingerbreads and candy canes :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Did you miss me??? he he he

Oops.....sorry I've been absent for soooo long! Im busy as always (aren't we all!) and sometimes it's just soooo much easier to hop onto Facebook and update my page on there (for those that are on Facebook it is 'Sew Cute by Nicky')

Anyhow thought I would upload a few piccies for you all to see what exactly has been keeping me busy, plus being Easter, I made sure I got alot of family time in which was fantastic! :)

This was a Jubilee style brooch I made for my daughters funky blazer we bought her from Next. It's Navy Blue with a white edging all round it, so this mathed it perfect! I love it :) This was based loosely follwing Sew Sweet tutorial that she kindly posted on her Birthday week blog

I can't remember if I posted these or not, but I had an order from a work colleague for 2 Initials for a bedroom

Lots of scrummy buttons and colours...yummmm

And the following are just some little pieces I have made the last week, the big bow and heart brooch were made for my Niece for her Baby Shower she had last night, the rest are what I have made for my daughter just because I love making pretty things! :) Enjoy....

The bow above is quite large but my Niece likes them like that, and so do I actually...think retro/rockabilly/kitsch style....I love making these new fabric bows, so easy yet so affective and soooo many pretty fabrics to use :) I made the polka dot heart with a brooch pin and a hair clip so that she can either wear it in her hair on on a cute cardigan/jumper.

And now just a couple of Bows I have been experimenting with...trying to get that perfect shape and size...the last two pics show the bows which I have been trying to make for years and after watching MANY tutorials, youtube videos...I have now finally found a technique that works for me...Yaayyy!!!!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

One Large Order coming up!

Hi Guys!

Been very busy (and ill) for the last few weeks but have finally finished my orders! Hoorah!

2 girls name banners using some Sass and Belle vintage lace, ribbon, buttons and felt from
Sew Sweet  :)

 Boys custom made Dinosaur banner in 'Camo' colours

 Using the new Berties Bows 'Stiched with <3' ribbon, also available from Sew Sweet
 And a couple of bright and fun hello kitty hair bows to go on their new Hair clip holders :)

I really do love making this things but especially the Bows, maybe thats due to my obsession with Ribbon!

Enjoy your weekends!

Nicky xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Hedgehogs and Mice...

Last week I made a felt name banner for my nephews newly decorated room, he is obsessed with cars, and with fresh painted white walls it was calling out for some colour! I got sketching (it is my name you know ;) and soon had a VERY basic car design. I hadn't seen his bedroom range which his mummy had got him from IKEA but I'm told it matches here it is...

For a first attempt, I was quite pleased, and my sister-in-law certainly much so that she went and posted it straight away on her facebook...and within 2 days I had 8 requests to make name banners in various dinosaur, train, hedgehog and mice designs! I was overwhelmed with the trust people put into you from 1 item....and it was my very first one. So I immediately set to work when I had a request from a friend of my sis-in-laws to make a name banner based on a Mama's and Papa's nursery range she had in her sons bedroom. When I googled it, here is what I found...

There were a few other pictures I found of a Hedgehog character too, So I drew a picture of that and used the mouse also and got cutting and sewing.....a few days later...this was the finished article...

What do you think? I must admit, I was quite sad giving this one away, I'd spent alot of time on it and had become quite attached to the little guys :(  But on the plus side, a little boy will be smiling at them now instead of me :)