Today’s guest poster is Jo from My Pangaloon. We met Jo when she left the nicest comments to us and then asked us to do an interview for her blog, which is amazing by the way. She lives half-way around the world from us…..and her thrifting skills are AWESOME–she finds the most amazing things. Really. And for cheap. I am so jealous. I need a plane ticket to with with her. Go see her and all the wonderfuls things that she has on her blog!
I first came across simple and simon co because I was looking for some easy to follow children’s patterns and tutorials, I instantly fell in love with the blog, and visit almost daily. I was so excited to be asked to participate in the wonderful challenge.
I was sent 2 buttons, brown bias tape, a large double sided -quilted flower mat ( not sure of it’s purpose before I took my scissors to it)
and 4 fat quarters in a gorgeous rust print and chocolate coloured print. I was also given a cute ruffled piece of yellow and orange lace.
Liz and Elizabeth, got these colours spot on, because I loved them.
So I set about making a bow tie. Originally I was going to make two for the girls, but I loved it so much it became mine. I will put up a tutorial on my blog presently.
Then I decided to make a scissor case, made by patch working materials together.
With the patchwork star mat, I could just visualised ‘wings’ and because my eldest is very interested in Owls, I decided to modify them to make a pair of wings. This turned out really well. All I did was cut the shape in half, then I used the bias tape to bind the edging. To secure the wings to my daughters arms, I sewed in 2 ties per arm, and a little loop to go over the middle finger. Needless to say, it was a complete hit.
I am so thrilled to be a part of this challenge, all the other crafters have created some amazing pieces, and have been so inspired. So a BIG thank you ladies, you are stars.