Saturday, 10 October 2015

2015 #18 Dreaming of a Sleep Mask {by Clare Lloyd}

2015 Topic 18: Wearable Art

Hello Clare here with a little project which I really enjoyed making as I have recently discovered a love of patchwork. This project raised some laughter too when trying to take a photo. Could I take a photo of myself in the sleep mask (as if)?...then I glanced at the dog...she glared as if to say NO WAY! my special Breast Cancer Awareness teddy bear obliged instead!

I began by adding some colour to plain white fabric using Mermaid, PS016 stencil by Emma Godfrey and a stencil brush.

This was followed by some stamping using Orchid, Little Black Dress and my ECL08 stamps.

I die cut out some shapes using PaperArtsy die Leaf #1 and then did some further stamping with the sentiments and face from ECL08 using Black Archival Ink.

These shapes were pinned onto some fabric and I then appliqued them with two rows of machine stitching.

Time to cut out my fabric, a layer of plain fabric and felt using the pattern. These all got sewn together and turned the right sides out. Finally I added some top stitching to define shape and attached elastic.

I haven't put full instructions for sewing the sleep mask, as there are loads of tutorials and patterns on Pinterest which is where I got mine from. I just focussed the arty bit!

PSSSS.....I did try and take a photo of the dog wearing the sleep mask. See it on my blog Or find me on Instagram.

This is really cool Clare, teddy looks impressed for sure. With the ever increasing street lights and security lights I am sure we could all do with one of these, and of course now is the perfect time to dream of Christmas. ~Darcy 

We would love you to join in with challenge #18:Wearable Art. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Wearable Art link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, October 11th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00


Helen said...

Looks fabulous Clare!

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great idea. I must say Teddy looks very fetching in your lovely sleep mask. It would be a great make for a girls night in or a nice pamper box. Lx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such a wonderful idea Clare and so well executed! I have never thought of this but as lauren says, great with a spa package. As a migraine sufferer I would welcome this. Great filled with wadding or lavender. Or with accompanying lavender or peppermint oil. Spot on!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Looks fab Clare! xx

Unknown said...

Great mask and what a fab model lol xx

Etsuko said...

Awesome eye mask and fab idea! xx

Mac Mable said...

Had a real chuckle reading this. Well done to the pink breast aware teddy for standing up to the plate. The mask is a clever idea and will no doubt look great on you too xxx

Julie Lee said...

What a fab idea, Clare! This would make a superb gift and I love Lucy's idea about the lavender! xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea Clare! X

Kirsten said...

That's really lovely, Teddy looks all set for a long snooze....

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