Tuesday, 5 June 2012

{Design Team Makes} Hurray For The Jubilee!

Now that the Jubliee weekend is well and truly being celebrated, I can finally show you the makes from our fabulous Design Team.

They were sent a "Jubilee Themed" pack and asked to make something unique to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.  The hugely talented members of the Design Team certainly didnt let us down as their makes were inspiring.

This is what they were sent....

Photo of Elli from Hearstitch's pack.  Thank you, had forgotten to take a photo before it was sent!
The pack contained:
 9" sheets of Jubilee coloured felt
 Union Jack Button

Elli from Heartstitch's makes...

Fiddly but so worth it, gorgeous teapot embroidery hoop art
As well as the felt Elli also used an embroidery hoop which is available from here.  I love embroidery hoop art at the moment so thought this was such a fantastic use of the products but so fiddly!  Elli did such a good job! 

Tweet Tweet!  Jubilee Bird Keyring

Felt as before

Back detail of the keyring
Emma from Sweet Williams...

So beautiful!  Love the button detail and the different layers

Emma was really excited to receive her pack and created this gorgeous brooch within hours of opening it!  Very impressive and such a lovely make.  We love all the layers and the contrasting stitching and the cute bow she has added!

Lane from Willowlane Designs

Love owls, and this is a Jubilee owl!  Again, such careful stitching of the Union Jacks.

Such a good idea!  In car mini bunting!  Bit gutted my car didnt have some.  Lane was so clever in making a few mini bows to go with this. 

Last but not least Rachael from Sew Ray Me who got her little boy involved....

Expert concentration here...
Rachael cut the felt into strips and sewed together the short ends and added some velcro to make a crown.

Such cute mini bunting!
In Rachaels words "not original but absolutely necessary!"  We couldn't agree more!
What a good reason to make cakes!

No party would be complete without cakes so Rachael design these cute cake toppers to go in them.
The finished crown and a very happy little boy!!

We hope you've enjoyed seeing the first of the Design Team makes.  Which is your favourite??  Honestly, we dont think we could choose, we've loved seeing them all, probably almost as much as our Design Team have enjoyed making them!  Such a lovely way to celebrate the Jubilee.  Please pop over to their blogs too and say hi!

Next months pack is nearly ready to go and will work slightly differently.  Each member of the Design Team will be sent a new product that we will then showcase for you here and over on Facebook so you can be inspired by their makes!  

We hope you've enjoyed such a lovely memorable weekend!


  1. ooooh next month's pack sounds very exciting!!

    How fab to see what everyone else has made, I just love the thought of us all being sent the same things but coming up with totally different projects :)

  2. Loved seeing all the makes. It was so much fun to take part and i looked forward to seeing the other crafters and their makes.

    I am thinking that i might have a little go at hoop art.

    Can't wait to get cracking on the next one.

  3. Such clever people.... xx

  4. Fab makes - love the mini bunting and the Jubilee Owl, put who can pick? they are all fantastic!

    Looking forward to the next creations.

    (P.S - My computer is finally allowing me to leave you a comment - hooray! Modern technology lol)

    Luv Stel xx