Sunday 30 March 2014
Having said all that, I have decided that I am not going to continue posting on every Stitching Sunday. This doesn't mean I am going to stop making, sewing, embroidering - far from it (especially as I have discovered a love of split stitch!) - but I shall be sharing my projects on an 'as and when they are progressing' basis.
I would love to attempt to make myself a skirt that actually fits; a simple A line, knee length or a little longer, perhaps in denim, so that is the next challenge I have set myself. I am a beginner at clothes making so am hoping this won't be a project too far! I would also like to mend a childhood knitted rabbit toy (Gonga), who needs sorting out and a new pair of felt shorts making, so there is something else I'll be doing too.
It has been great to join in and I hope to have many more projects to share in the future.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Sunday 23 March 2014
Pretty Patchwork Gifts' where I was inspired to add the cross stitch, lace and buttons. The lace is some vintage handmade lace which was tucked away in a tin and which Chris gave me to use in sewing projects.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Sunday 16 March 2014
Saturday 15 March 2014
You know how I enjoy blog swaps (did you get the quote from Miranda's Mum?) and I signed up to a brooch swap run by Jo at Three Stories High, who had the great idea of making a brooch in your favourite craft medium and then swapping it - just a little pick-me-up for the end of Winter. Terrific idea, I thought, and put my name down. I was partnered up with the lovely Emma at Bubsiekins and after the usual emailing to get some clues about likes and dislikes, off we went to create. We swapped gifts last week and here's what Emma sent me:
Tuesday 11 March 2014
For a bit of feel good ELO 'Mr Blue Sky', here's a link to Youtube. Enjoy!
Sunday 9 March 2014
No sewing or embroidery to share today, but the start of a new project. It may look like a fabric jumble sale, but these fabrics all have some kind of memory attached to them.
There are blowsy roses, delicate flowers, embroidered patterns...
Tuesday 4 March 2014
make it with me) but my attempt isn't nearly as pretty as hers. Of course, this is my first attempt and it will no doubt get better if I practise!