Little Flower joined a ballet class a few weeks ago and subsequently spends most of the day on her tippy toes, fluttering around the house (fairy wings optional). The most delightful aspect of the class, to her, is that the ballet outfit is a pretty pale purple. The only thing that would make it better would be rainbow tights.
So the happy bright fabric from last week’s post has been crafted into a bag to keep her kit:
The pattern is from Helen Philipps’ lovely book:
I decided to add a cross stitch initial, to practice my skills. Little Flower loved the look of the variegated floss, and it picked up the colours of the stripy fabric:
I made a modification to the pattern – I know that sounds silly, given the fact that I have only completed one cross stitch design so far, but hey, it’s just a needle and thread! The pattern came from this book, which I think I'll review for you all soon, it's fun!
The initial design has a blossom with four petals. I wanted a violet flower, so I doodled a bit on the page and winged it!
I’m pleased with how it turned out – and now I want to do another one with a solid-colour initial. I think that would look rather lovely!
The main bag fabric is from Pretty Fabrics & Trims, which specializes in smaller quantities of bits n' bobs, perfect for small sewing projects and lovely little embellishments. It is run by the lovely Sarah, of A Little Happy Place.
Have you ever worked with variegated floss? I wonder what else it could be used for...
We are making the most of the last day of half term; I suspect tomorrow morning is going to be a bit slow and grumpy in our household. I'm already feeling a bit blue about returning to "real life"! Perhaps I'll delay it by popping to the yarn shop in the morning, just to browse, of course...
Best wishes to you all for a happy day! Link up your stitchy projects below!