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felt pockets filled with hugs

taa daa! keeping mollymoo uptodate has been a bit sporadic over the past two weeks because of these happy chappies. I decided to try my hand at making little felt pocket presents from molly’s smilie face drawings and lettering. This is my first ever attempt at handstitching – following instructions on running and blanket stitching from the incredible Microcrafts book. It was all very wobbly and inconsistent to begin with – but I’m getting there!

I scanned in M’s little drawings and list of names, printed them on tshirt transfer paper, ironed the transfer paper to one side of the felt and then stitched along the lines on the other side. I beavered away at the dinner table some nights, keen for M to see that it’s nice to put your time, thought and effort in to gifts, rather than just running to the shops everytime. Molly picked the thread colours for each little smile and helped to stuff the pockets (with hugs) before I closed them up :)

I have 10 made now, 4 more to go…got carried away as usual !!



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