Monday, August 1, 2016

Strawberries and Crafting

I finally got my craft mojo back. Partly because I rearranged son's boxes in the craftroom and am now able to sidle by to my desk. I have wanted to make these for awhile.Also checking out my new readers (I'm testing different strengths after my eye surgery) to see if I can thread a needle and I can!
I just cut some rounds on scraps of fabrics. Mine were 4 1/2" across. Cut each circle in half.
 I folded over , right sides together and sewed the edge up on the machine with a little rounded point.

 I turned them right side out. They look like little gnome hats, don't they?
  I used quilting thread, but any heavy thread will do for the next part.

 Using the quilting thread, (Here's where I really needed to be able to see), I did a running stitch on the top edge. Be sure to leave a tail on the  knot so you have something to pull.

 Stuffed it and pulled in the gather and tied it off in a knot.
 Cut out little leaves from felt. Also little rectangles.
I rolled the rectangles and hot glued and held it with a cloths pin. Also glued 2 little leaves together in the middle.Glue each leaf on end of strawberry to cover your gathered hole. Hot glue the rolled stem on the end.
 Clean off all your glue strings and there you have it. Ripe strawberries!
 These were so fun to make.See the little printed one in the jelly jar? It has berries and cherries on the fabric. That was fabric from my Mom's stash.
 This was a perfect little project to ease my way back into crafting. Feels so good to be creative!
 Maybe I'll make some strawberry pie later, on this super hot summer day. With real strawberries, though.
 Progress report on the morning glory. It's growing over the 8 foot fence into the neighbors side and is just lovely.
 My purple crepe myrtle is in full bloom.I love that shade of deep purple.
Let me know if you have any questions on making strawberries. Still hot here, but of course it's summer in Texas. Hope you have a wonderful week!


  1. Love your little strawberries - especially all of the varied prints. So glad your eyes are doing well.

    Stay cool and have a good week.


  2. Your strawberries are the cutest - I would never have known how to make those. Glad your vision is better!

  3. Your little strawberries are just darling, Leslie, and I love the different prints that you used. Having some from your Mom's stash makes them extra sweet. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them. Hope you're staying cool! Your morning glory and your crepe myrtle look so pretty.

  4. Your crafting is amazing ♥ Beautiful ♥

  5. Hi Leslie, This is such a happy post and so creative. I love your darling strawberries and the pretty fabrics. It's been years since I have sewn these darling little treasures. You have inspired me to make a few again. What fun to have your mom's stash of fabric too. Makes it extra special. They look so cute in the jelly jar. Thanks for sharing your great tutorial.
    WOW your morning glories are incredible. You truly have a green thumb. Love the crepe myrtle too. So glad your eyes are doing well.
    Have a great week and stay cool. See you soon! xo

    1. Little strawberries are so fun and a perfect way to get back crafting. It was fun using some of my Mom's fabrics and thanks to you,that cute jelly jar to display them in. Have a good week and see you soon!

  6. Hi Leslie! Oh, I adore your cute little strawberries. I've seen these before and always wanted to make some but never did. I like how you've used the felt for the leaves and stem! You're too talented! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Thanks, Shelia. I had always to make some too,so I finally got around to it.Such a fun little project. Have a great weekend!

  8. I'm back again, Leslie, admiring those little strawberries and to thank you for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. You are a sweetie, Shelia. Thanks for taking the time to come over again! Have a wonderful week!