Thursday, 23 July 2015

Shaun in the city

It's been a bit quiet around here, lately.  You see, I wear lots of different hats.  And for a while, my Student Hat took over.  Which is fine.  Got the grade I was looking for.  But there was not a lot of room for creativity beyond essay writing.

Righto.  Now what?  Back to normality?  Not quite, but until it does, the sewing machine has made it back onto the table again!

So, a month or so ago I spotted a Shaun the Sheep duvet set in a charity shop.  It also had Wallace on the front of it.  Now, Shaun was born in Bristol.  Or so I believe.  And that's just where I come from so I have a bit of a soft spot for him.  Needless to say, the duvet came home with me until I could think of something to do with it.

Lo and behold I spotted this fabulous blog post on Destashification  for a boho sling bag.  After much sewing, stitching and ironing, this is how it turned out...

What was most fun was the placement of the main pictures.  As the outside is made of just one piece, there was much hilarity in trying to get the right person in the right place!

And the back had a Baa! and a few more Shauns on for good luck.

I really liked the base too.  It's made from a couple of layers of felt and a couple of layers of fabric.  To make it soft, but solid (if that makes sense!)  I loved the way the base was made.  Will definitely be utilising those skills in the future.  As for the picture, for some reason Gromit (Wallace's dog) was in a place with a gun.  This is therefore the gun that he was using.

And on the inside were many more Shauns :)  I added an internal pocket made from the exterior sky fabric.

Perfect for using on the @Shauninthecity trail around Bristol.  I've spotted 11 Shauns so far.  Only 59 more to baggsy before September!