At the end of 2014 I was emailed asking if I wanted to join in a collaborative project called #crafttheparcel with a group of other bloggers to make a blanket. The idea of the project was for each blogger to make a 12″ square, and then use the InPost service to pass this square onto the next blogger and attach the squares together as the blanket went along the chain.
It was obviously a project that was right up my street.
Crafting, for starters and some crafting that I don’t usually do as I really couldn’t make my 12″ square out of paper.
I thought long and hard about what I was going to do with my square, toying with the idea of crochet, and knitting. But in the end I decided that I wanted to do something that I never really do, and that was sewing.
A real first for me.
I worked out my design, and knew that it would involve hearts and got started by cutting out some templates, and then using these to cut out a selection of hearts out of my chosen fabric.
I then sewed the smaller hearts onto the bigger hearts and added a button to each heart.
I set out the design on the background fabric and then started to sew each heart onto the fabric.
Once these hearts were completed I added some fabric onto the back of the square, and used this fabric to make a border around the front of the square.
The back of the square was a gorgeous dark blue, whereas the front of the square was a pastel blue, so that they both contrasted really well together.
And the square was then finished and I was really pleased with my first sewing venture.
This square was then posted off to be added to all the other squares from the other bloggers, to make the finished blanket and hopefully will be greatly appreciated by the chosen charity it will be sent too.
This was a great project to be involved in, it allowed me to be creative, to try something new, and to fall in love with something to be honest. Hand sewing is very therapeutic to be honest, and is a lovely thing to do in front of the TV of an evening, it has also given me an idea for some future projects.
Disclosure: We were provided with compensation for the materials, postage and our time involved in this project. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my true own opinions and have not been influenced by the compensation I have received.