Sunday, 8 May 2011

Handmade Monday 15 - Scarecrows

It isnt often that i am ill but i have suffered a little this week. 3 days of constant palpitations forced me to pay my doc a visit for the first time in 7 years and left me feeling not as invincible as i thought i was. Fortunately the ECG i had showed my heart was fine but i have been prescribed beta blockers and look forward to a blood test tomorrow for further checks.
Needless to say i havent done too much crafting this week but i have managed to complete a project from my latest book which i have been dying to do for ages.

"SEW SUNNY HOMESTYLE" is one of a collection of lovely project books using "TILDA" fabrics by the talented Tone Finnanger.
I have 4 of her books now and love the photos of gorgeous rooms filled with tons of home decorations. So my latest project from the book was a scarecrow. I cut out,sewed and stuffed the body.

Added a skewer for the arms and long thin dowel for the legs.

A shirt made from gorgeous pink tilda fabric.

Dungarees made from some lovely red fabric purchased at the NEC the other week.

I sewed on some eyes,nose and mouth and used some of my blusher to create some rosy cheeks.
Pink and white wool for hair and a straw bonnet that has been in my craft box for a couple of years (I knew it would get used 1 day!) And i couldnt resist i had to put some of my fabric flowers for decoration!
And here she is being photographed for FOLKSY.
And Here's Stanley The Scarecrow posing also, looking very much like Ken Dodd!
Both Scarecrows can be found in my Folksy shop or if you fancy making one yourself the book is available in good bookshops or Amazon.

And if you fancy seeing what other crafters have been up to this week pop along to 1stuniquegifts blog and click through the links for Handmade Monday.

Until Next Time



  1. Great fun. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    I just followed your tutorial from a few weeks back and I'm really pleased with the result. Thank you!

  2. Hehe I love Stanley!!
    Take it easy and look after yourself xx

  3. I too love Tilda books and fabric, beautiful. Love the scarecrows.

    Sorry to hear you have been a bit under the weather, think as we get older suddenly realise that things do go wrong, things which we never gave a thought to in our 20's, hope you get yourself sorted soon.

  4. Hope you feeling better.
    Great work. Love the straw bonnet.

    {Dab and a dash.}

  5. What a great pair! Love the hat and the pink hair! Nancy

  6. Love the scarecrows, hope you are feeling better soon.
    Take care

    Jan x

  7. Sorry to hear that you have been poorly, hope that the beta-blockers sort you out quickly.

    I love the Tilda books and your scarecrows are great... hope that they are really successful on Folksy.

  8. Wow, it was wonderful seeing that take shape! When I saw the first image I that can't turn into anything, but boy was I wrong! Awesome.
    On another note, I hope you feel well soon and it's nothing. Hugs from across the pond. <3

  9. They are really cool, hope all is well when you get blood test results back and great news on the ecg.

  10. Cute scarecrosw. Hope your feeling a little better.

  11. LOving these little characters x

  12. I love these - they look great!!

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Ali x

  13. I hope the dreaded blood test was ok and you are feeling better. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am loving the scarecrows! Especially Ken Crow Dodd!!!xx

  14. Your scarecrows look fab, love the surprised look on their faces :)
    I hope you are feeling better and that the tablets are doing the job. Take it easy.