Stitching Sundays 29! I have made progress this week, taken the plunge and created my first patchwork pieces. I used patterns from Tilda, also from Helen Philipps' book '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.
The back of the hearts is also patchwork. I discovered an interesting thing about rotary cutters when I was using one for the first time - they are very good at cutting skin, if you happen to look away from what you are doing! Luckily, it was just a little nick, but it made me pay much more attention, which was a good thing!
The buttons are ones I have collected, or have been given (in a Christmas cracker swap, in the case of the pink flower above).
Here are the hearts being modelled by the door handle.
I'm not quite sure where to display them yet.
I am really pleased with them though and I got better at making them as I went along. I may make some more with some of the other material which has featured on my blog.