Saturday, 25 September 2010

2nd attempt - the cottage

the right side


Well if you read my last blog you will know I am drifting into machine applique / embroidery.  So after a kind prompt from Poppy Cottage who directed me to a lovely tutorial from MarmaladeRose, I had a quick, yet undisturbed 15 minutes of trawling the internet for ideas and inspiration and decided to have a go at the popular 'cottage'. 

I even like the wrong side.
the wrong side

flowers by the door

Then I snuck off to the back bedroom, cut, ironed ( my scraps are really scrappy), then sewed my  version.  Only thing I changed was instead of using an unpicker for holding down the fabric, I used my extra long, super-duper pins ( I won them from The Ribbon Girl). 


Any more useful links you can share or ideas please let me know.  I am ready to learn.

I will keep snatching moments and hopefully remember to blog some of the fantastic sewing creations out there.




  1. Wow!!! It looks fantastic. Well done you!!

  2. Hi Sara, I could not find an email to contact you but I left a comment on the FS blog for you (and others) I hope you will continue to visit us & I'm sorry if my post caused any sadness! I know nothing about machine embroidery so I can't help you there. Good luck with your project. :)

  3. Looks great! I would love if you linked it to my linky party!

  4. look great:))....I like you blog:))...
    greeting from croatia:))....

  5. That is adorable!! You did a really great job... what a great idea.

  6. It looks like you had a lot of fun working on this pretty creation!

  7. The cottage is so cute. How big is it? Are you going to add it to another project?

  8. That is so cute! You did a fantastic job!!!