Last month I was working on a secret project that I couldn't share with you as it was to be judged in a competition. The competition was held at Hobbycraft's 20 year birthday celebrations down in Bournemouth. (I didn't go, I just made the entry ;) )
The brief was "make something in connection with the Sewing Bee"..... hmmm, what can I make, I wondered, when Hubster piped up "A Sewing Bee"
The man is a genuis!!
So, I set to work, making a Sewing Bee.
A quick sketch planned out what I wanted to create.
Before I started building him up. With a cotton face and underbody, and a furry over body, he then got a tape measure for legs.
Netted wings held in place by mini scissors. (you can see it but I was watching The Sewing Bee while making a Sewing Bee ;) )
Time for a closer look at all this bits and bobs :)
So, we have mini scissors holding the netted wings in place, then a needle threader added to hide the stitches holding the scissors on :)
Safety Pins for eyebrows, buttons for eyes, a plastic thimble for a nose.
A zip for a mouth, with a foil of pins and needles as a tongue (glued in place for safety!)
Tape measure legs with a mini thread bobbin glued on the end of each one as little feet.
An un-picker for a stinger - although my son argued that it was in the wrong place. My argument back was that he had buttons for eyes, a zip for a mouth, and scissors holding his wings on - he was never meant to be physically correct :)
Ooooo, you could get a good sharp sting from that :)
Then..... do you remember my Teeny Tiny Patchwork from the other day? Well, it was to make a honeycomb style pin cushion.
Which I attached to the underside of the bee with velcro, so it is removable.
The Sewing Bee was born :)
He didn't win sadly, he didn't even come close. But I enjoyed the challenge, and fun, of making him.