Not exactly the tidiest of work spaces, this is what our kitchen table looks like when it's covered in all my sewing gubbins...
If you look closely you can see a couple of the things I made this week - a couple of brooches and an appliqued picture - and also a box full of birds-in-progress, all cut out and ready to sew. I've been going insect-crazy brooch wise, and have made a big sparkly butterfly and also (for Seaurchin in the UK Etsy secret swap) a dragonfly and a moth:
I'm really pleased with all three of them, and definitely plan on making some more (especially trying out some different colours for the butterfly).
My most exciting sewing project this week though has been an appliqued felt version of Askey's illustration "I like your shoes too". I am just in love with this image, the colours and the shapes of it, and felt sure it would translate well to applique. Here is the original (in greeting-card form, part of my birthday present to myself) and the felt version at the half-way point, before I attacked it with black thread.
Then the finished product - sent to Askey yesterday as a thankyou for all her secret-swap organising - looked like this:
I am just going to have to make more of these, they are just too delicious. Great to see it arrived safely and pics of it over on Flickr - taken in much better light than mine! It was sooo overcast yesterday but I couldn't wait to stick it in the post :D