It looks like this month's featured class had ignited the imagination. You can still come and join us and make an applique cushion, you can book your place here. here. All being well, it won't be too long before I can share a masterpiece with you, the progress pictures have been exciting to see.
I've been spoilt for choice this week, there have been so many lovely makes in the group, but I've chosen this lovely make from Julie. This has all been stitched by hand so has taken a lot of time and love to make. I think that's effort and time well spent, they're just adorable!
The last call to get involved with the next swap/challenge has just gone out. The theme is autumn and you have until the end of October to send out your item. If you'd like to join in, make sure you join the group and add your name to this post.
In Video Tips
Sometimes, when we hear of new stitches or techniques, we can find them scary, and that's before we've even looked at how they are done. That was the feeling I had when I first heard of Kitchener Stitch. This is most often used to finish the toes when making socks. If you've never tried it before, give it a go, it's not as bad as it sounds, and it's a lot easier to do than you imagine. Here is a video I did recently to demonstrate how it was done.
If you use die cutting machines, you'll be interested to know that Hobbycraft have 3 for the price of 2 on a range of dies.
Love Knitting have 25% off MillaMia and Paintbox packs. They have some great mixed colour packs too.
From Deramores until tomorrow night, they have 30% off using the code YARN30.
If fabric is your thing, use the code SEPTWB17 and get free postage from Pelenna Patchworks this weekend. Plush Addict have a wonderful new range of batik fabric now in stock.
If you like making your own cards, Create and Craft have a fabulous £20 pack of ribbons, cards and some embellishments.
Last, but by no means least, Wise Badger are now offering PDF patterns, great if you are in a hurry to get started on a project.
Just before we go, we have to announce this month's giveaway winner. Congratulations to Mary, look out for the email and send me your address within the next 48 hours.
Don't forget you can still book your place on this month's featured class. If you haven't already tried it, there is a fantastic free class available.
Remember, I'm always around to help. You can find me in the Get Creative With Loopy group, or follow me on social media, the links are below.
Appliqué Cushion Class