A little while ago I was contacted by Say It Ain’t Sew (love it, though can’t believe there are any sew:so puns left that aren’t taken) to try out their sewing kits. It’s mainly a thing for free sewing classes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, but Iona Barker, the person behind it, is selling little sewing kits on etsy to fund the classes. Don’t ask me how that works (they’re only £5, so not a massive profit margin I would have thought), but I guess she’s going it figured out.
Anyway, the kits are super fun! The things you can make are all so cute, and they’re nice little projects to do over a couple of evenings. They’re made from precut felt shapes and there’s lots of options. I was cheeky and asked for two since I thought I might be able to do one with Milo, though in the end I decided it would be quite a bit beyond his skill level, so I made one and Dave made one.
My choice was the doughnuts, to fit with all the play food Milo’s got (mainly from my mums awesome advent calendar). In particular I thought they would fit in with the tea party tray, which we bring through to the living room for the teddy bears tea party. They fit on the wee dolls plates just perfectly. The pack comes with three doughnuts, and a massive bag of beads and sprinkles so you can choose how to decorate. One drawback was that there wasn’t even enough stuffing for two doughnuts, although that’s ok because we had a bag of left over stuffing from something else so all was good.
The other thing was the cute little fox which was Milo’s choice. Since I couldn’t do it with him as planned I gave it to Dave to do and he showed me up for the sloppy crafter I am. I used whatever thread matched best from what we had, which happened to be yellow for the light brown, and I didn’t pay any attention to stitch size or distance. Whereas Dave went and bought matching thread and did those tiny precise stitches!