Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sewing and other meanderings...

We have all been feeling really chilled out and relaxed over the Christmas period. Such a wonderful, magical time with plenty of walks, rests, sewing, knitting, board games and films watched.

I made a couple of these bucket bags from Mayamade at Etsy for my daughter for Christmas for all her little toys and she loves them, she keeps insisting on taking one out on a walk with her for collecting leaves etc.

On a recent visit to our local town we saw these lovely reindeer, we got to stroke them, they were so gentle...

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Well that's the wrapping done, baking done, just a few more presents to wrap :) Chilling out now and enjoying it... have a wonderful Christmas everyone :)

Sunday, 28 August 2011


Here is my latest progress on Woodland Winter... I've now completed a bit of the snowy background and started the three trees in the foreground.

Have managed to do a couple of hours stitching nearly every night for the past couple of weeks which has been lovely.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

New Book

I've recently bought a new book by Stephen King called Full Dark, No Stars which is a series of short horror stories. I can't put it down it's very gripping. One I can definitely recommend..

Saturday, 13 August 2011


It's the weekend! Yippee... I do love weekends, chance to go out into the woods with doggy, little daughter and lovely partner and chilled out evenings stitching brill!

There's a bit of a change in the air now, can feel Autumn approaching, love it my favourite season of all, stomping through the leaves and puddles ...

The photo above was actually taken last year, it was one Summer weekend at Dovedale, Derbyshire. Doggy normally doesn't like water much but he thought he'd have a paddle!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Latest on Woodland Winter

Here is where I am up to at the moment with my Woodland Winter cross stitch project. It's coming along now, I've just done a few hours stitching of the background snow scene and will soon be starting on the tree branches.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Woodland Winter Cross Stitch

I'm currently working on this lovely cross stitch project... it's so fun to do I'm loving every minute of it!

I know it's Winter themed in the middle of Summer but I'm addicted to it at the mo...

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Doves and Cherries

I recently went to the Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts show in Birmingham NEC. It was really good I bought with some early Birthday pressie money a cross stitch kit and a Clothkits doves and cherries dress which I've just completed. It was very straightforward to do and I'm really pleased with the results. The fabric is baby cord with a Liberty print lining and is a gorgeous colour and fits beautifully.

My next project is an Old Shale Scarf I'm knitting made using Araucania Wool in Multy which is 90% finished. You may see a sneak peek in top right hand corner of photo, I'll show you all finished results soon...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Little bit of cross stitchy buttons

Just completed a little bit of cross stitchery goodness! Made this little birdy button inspired by the brilliant book in the photo that I received for Christmas. I really love stitching it's so relaxing and peaceful of an evening to just sit and sew with a hot drink and good tv on.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Rag Rug Completion

I finally completed my rag rug (I've been working on it for months and months now) using recycling t-shirts, jeans, whatever material I could get my hands on and am so pleased it's done. I must admit I don't think I will be making one again as it was quite tedious, but thought I'd show you a photo.... it's in front of our log fire to hopefully guard against any marks on floor with it being laminate.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Knitted Stripy Blanket

I finally completed my knitted blanket for my daughter.... what do you think? I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, so simple and meditative, just 220 stitches per row in garter stitch and away you go!

More to come, including embroidered tea towels, a new cross stitch big start project and a completed cross stitch lavender pillow and knitted dish/face cloths.