May's issue of Sewing World Magazine is available in shops now and it's packed full of lots of lovely projects just waiting to be stitched, including my 'Big Top' Toy Sack.
Leanne, the magazine's editor, asked me to design a drawstring bag which pulled up to create the vaulted top of a circus tent!
It has a fantastic retro vibe going on (not least because we no longer expect animals to be used as a source of amusement and fun!) and the nice and roomy size means it can easily swallow absolutely loads of toys or a full PE kit.
As usual I used my favourite freemotion machine embroidery and raw edge applique techniques. I just love the way the 'doodled' black stitching really brings the pictures to life ~ Take look at that cute monkey!
We also have a baby elephant...
..and a very talented seal