I took part in my very own Great British Sewing Bee-esque Creation Challenge this month as I took part in the Hillary's Blinds Country Crafts competition.
A beautiful piece of fabric arrived in the post and the challenge was to create what ever we wanted.... Crickey being creative is quite difficult when you have a completely blank piece of paper. I'm used to being creative but I usually have an idea of at least what shape or use the final object will have, but this time the possibilities were endless, crumbs!
I pondered for some time and decided on a rather cute clutch bag which would double as a padded iPad case. I even solved the ever annoying tangled headphones issue by putting a small zipped pocked disguised as a bow on the front which would be just big enough for head phones alone to fit with no jiggle space. With the dimensions calculated and rough design drawn I was ready to cut and sew, but then my little 3 year old son got ill.
He had chicken pox and suddenly my new clutch / iPad case (and actually the competition) was totally unimportant.
Whilst he napped on the sofa during his millionth viewing of Toy Story 3 I had an idea...
My son is spotty...
My fabric is spotty...
I should make my son a spotty friend.
So my new clutch / iPad case was set aside and I found a pattern for a teddy bear instead.
Firm friends in their joint spottiness, Mogo has been everywhere with us...
Trips in the car...
And he's even been treated to a sofa snooze under the duvet whilst watching Toy Story 3!
For me this was the perfect use of the Hillary's Country Craft fabric and I look forward to Mogo joining us on many more days out.
Thank you to Hillary's for sending me the perfect fabric to put a smile on my son's face xx