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Friday, 12 July 2013

Crafty Fridays # 1

I promised to make up one of my freebie kits each week and I have chosen  - a sardine key-ring for my first week.


I thought that everything would be in the envelope but the templates are in the actual magazine, so I found the magazine and traced the little sardines, cut the templates out, pinned onto fabric and then onto the tricky bit. The sardines are very small I found sewing them and turning them out quite difficult and the fabric frays very easily, I did eventually manage but the finished result is far from perfect - so please don't look too closely at the stitching.

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  1. Sue...it's adorable! I know you said not to look at the stitches, but I love it more that way!
    ♥Shari

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    1. Thank you I do think they are cute x

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  2. These are super cute.x
    Clare x
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Adorable! I love this challenge you've designed for yourself.

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  4. Ah they are great. Jo x

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    1. Thank you Jo, looking forward to seeing your freebie x

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  5. I think they look great!
    Jones x

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  6. You inspire me! I'll gather up my freebie makes...Chrissie x

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make don't forget to link up x

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  7. I love your sardines. They look brilliant. I was digging out my freebies yesterday and hoping you were still going to do yours.
    I've joined your link and will make my first freebie gift over the weekend.
    Sally x

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  8. Such fun.......sadly I am too mean to buy too many magazines, hence my lack of freebies.
    BUT......I do have some not so freebies! Maybe I will try and link my little project does it matter if I am late? No worries if i catch up to next weeks?

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    1. Hope you join in anything crafty will be great x

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  9. I've bought the mag too. Usually think, yes I'll make that but then forget. I will give them a go.
    S xx

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    1. I can't wait to see your sardines I'm sure you will put mine to shame - mine have very shabby stitching x

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  10. It is lovely Sue - I've just made up my first kit too!

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    1. how exciting - thank you for the tip about the pattern as I think I have the same one in my stash x

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  11. I love these little "fish" ;)
    What a great way to use up scraps of fabric !
    Rose

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    1. Thank you - yes I am tempted to make a few more now I've cut the template out x

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  12. Sue, I think your little fish are just adorable! What a fun keychain! xo

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  13. So sweet. Looking forward to next weeks challenge xo

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    1. Thank you - I've not decided what to make yet - better get my act together x

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  14. This is a fun idea - I have quite a few of these Mollie Makes freebies knocking about. Your sardines are fun and look great all strung together. x

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    1. Thank you - hope you join in when you have time x

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  15. This is a great idea! I will be joining in for the next one! x

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    1. Hi Rhiannon - can't wait to see what you make - the link on Crafty Friday is still open until Friday - http://sweetpeafamilyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/crafty-friday-2.html
      Sue x

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