if you go down to the shop today…

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bears…You’re sure of a big surprise! Well, maybe a little surprise. But then, it is only a little shop. Although a very nice one.

Although I suppose if you’re reading this I’ve just ruined any element of surprise. But hey, go anyway.

The four brand new bears in these pictures are awaiting new owners down at the Handmade Nottingham shop, along with a few more of my small creations.

After having got my sew-jo back it’s been lovely to create something new.

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsThere’s hippy chick bruin bear, with her love beads, headband and furry waistcoat, and her consort with his embroidered bolero, scarf and bobble hat.

Then there’s party frock bruin girl – her frock is made out of a bit of sleeve from a real, genuine 1970s party frock.

I cut off the top (it was sized for someone much tinier than I) and recycled the bottom half into this skirt:

modflowers: skirt made from vintage frockLast, but by no means least, there’s jumper-wearing bruin; a bear who is not quite sure that pink is his colour but is too polite to say so.

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsWell, the aforementioned jumper is made from cashmere (rescued from my cardi that the dratted moths lurking in our house had feasted upon.)

modflowers: if you go down to the shop today - bruin bearsI’ve got a few other projects to finish off and then I’m intending to get creating anew in earnest, and to stop slacking so inexcusably.

I may even get around to restocking my Etsy shop, which I’ve been promising to do since Christmas, but which, as usual, has been sadly neglected due to my lackadaisical ways of late (cue tumbleweed rolling across the Etsy shop floor.)

It’s time to make enough bears (and other creatures) for a picnic…

Or maybe even a shop. ♥


see you in the new year!

merry christmas from modflowers!

heavenly host

modflowers: heavenly-hostIt’s a bit surreal, making stuff for Christmas when the sun is shining and it’s 30° outside.

But needs must. I have fairs booked.

But I also have a dog to look after, who is taking up a lot of time. She is not the sort of dog you can ignore.

Three good long walks a day are not just desirable, but absolutely necessary to keep Lupin out of mischief.

And it’s bloody tiring, I don’t mind telling you.

But once Lupin has been walked, she settles down and lets me work for a few hours.

modflowers: heavenly-hostWith my time limited, I’m having to work a bit more efficiently.

Which means making multiples of things, as per the heavenly host pictured above.

Although, sometimes it does get a bit tedious.

So a little variation is called for, by way of distraction…

modflowers: heavenly hostI taught myself how to make a mini elf hat.

Because, well… variations on a theme are allowable, aren’t they? ♥