Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Witching Hour...

Hello there, I've been busy behind the scenes preparing for Halloween, making cross stitch projects for decorations round the house and sewing witches... First up, meet Mrs Winnie the Witch...
She is Tilda inspired and very tall (about 56 inches) with a spooky black robe with lace down the front..
Her boots have stranded varigated orange cotton laces.
She features a spooky spider round the hem of her robes and hand embroidered cobweb on the pocket with a special surprise trinket inside...
She is available to purchase in my Etsy shop if you are interested in her :) Love this time of year with lots of special times out walking in the countryside.
Lots of knitting happening here too. I've just completed a pair of Rowan crystal wrist warmers which just needs me to buy the velvet ribbon on to complete. Well TTFN and happy Autumn :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Sunshine and Seagulls

Hello there, Just a quick post today ... I've been busy making more fabric buckets for the shop and I particularly like this one as it's sooo Summery...
It's teeny tiny (only 4 x 4 inches) perfect for your little trinkets. I just love seaside themed fabrics and am very pleased with the quality of it as it's cotton but has a linen look to it :) Other things I've been busy with are my Lynette Anderson sewing satchel embroidery.. had a big boo boo on part of it as I was backstitching the little buzzy bees and realised too late I was stitching with 2 strands of floss which made it look way too thick and highlighted instead of subtle! doh! Oh well many hours of unpicking later it's coming along now :)
(this is actually last weeks photo but you get the idea! haha) It's great to be able to sit out in the garden at weekends and hear the birds singing. We've been out for walks in Derbyshire and plenty of time at home playing board games too :) TTFN

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Lynette Anderson Project

Hello again, This week I've been busy with my Woodland Winter Cross Stitch picture... working on the bottom left hand corner which is mainly the snowy ground part, I'm actually enjoying stitching this section as there are so many different blues and whites shading which make it interesting.. can't wait to see it completed with perhaps a gold frame? Am loving the crow thread keeper which I received for a birthday present recently. Stitching by lamplight at the mo ...
This sewing satchel which I'm working on is another project I got from March's NEC Sewing for Pleasure show. It's from Cross Patch and is a Lynette Anderson fabric one. Love the muted tones of it and am just working on the embroidery which I will sew onto the front of it.
My other project which I'm eager to show you are these little hexapuffs from TinyOwlKnits. Which is eventually going to be... in literally a few years time... a Beekeepers Quilt. They are really good simple quick projects to knit up in an evening but I'm going to need approximately 200 (yikes) to stitch together to create a quilt! ha ha I do like large projects to get my teeth into!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Enchanted Forests and other Forays

Hello there, Went to sleep for a few months there didn't I?! Not really, been very busy behind the scenes with moving house, my Etsy shop makings and creations and... in March I went to the annual NEC Sewing for Pleasure show which was brilliant :) I was very good and didn't buy too much. Bought some lovely bright vintage yellow Tilda fabric which is very hard to come by, some linen look sewing notions fabric and some lovely slate grey linen to make a lovely tunic which my mum kindly made up for me :). The keys in the photo are gorgeous, I think I'll incorporate them with some of the Milford mole makes.
I also bought a lovely little cosmetics bag kit to make which I'm really pleased with, especially love the lace zip :)
I received some Amazon vouchers recently to spend on a few bits. I couldn't resist this adult colouring book...gorgeous pics.. and also some lovely Lynette Anderson wooden buttons.
Finally, bought this month's issue of Country Living which has some lovely inspirational photos in and also these lovely paper pinwheels to make so me and daughter made a few and have put them on her windowsill :)