I love strawberry season. There’s nothing more delicious than biting into a juicy, sweet strawberry. And they are such pretty looking plants too, with their sweet little flowers and dangling runners. So it was inevitable that I would fall in love with the inedible handmade kind after seeing them quite some time ago on some beautiful blogs that I follow (Pretty By Hand and Nana Company). (Follow is possibly an understatement… try stalk, adore, envy… yep, that’s probably more like it. Those ladies are seriously talented.)
They used a pattern by Heather Bailey, which I immediately tried to buy, but it was going to cost more than the pattern to have it posted here, which put a spanner in the works because I’m on a budget, or perhaps I’m just a tightwad.
And because I’m a bit lazy, or slack, or impatient, or possibly all three, I didn’t have a go at making these without the pattern until just the other week. And it was one of those moments when you wish you could kick your own backside, because they really are a cute, fun and easy project for those times when you just need to sew something cute and fun and easy, pronto!
I love the strawberries with the ribbons. They make a cute little decoration for a door knob. Or pinned onto a memo board. Or anything else that needs a strawberry attached to it. I definitely have to put a punnet of these in the Rosebud’s room.