More bees are buzzing in with this sewing case

I loved using The Craft Cotton Company Sewing Bumblebee fabric on my bee embroidery hoop, and after seeing the spilt pins print in the Sewing Bumblebee fat quarter set (Navy) knew I had to make a sewing case for keeping all those loose needles and pins in from a project. It was perfect for the inside section, and I used the remaining patterns in the fat quarter to make a patchwork front and back.

The tutorial to make one is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Week 6 of a year in stitches

Week 6 of a year in stitches has seen the addition of a few more little details including a pine cone, acorn and a bit more leaf detail. I’ve also added in a little bit more detail to the rain.

Think I might try and focus a big on the wintery section over the next week.

From hopping to squeaking some crochet mice baskets are joining the rabbits!

After making my crochet rabbit storage baskets I still needed a couple more so decided instead of just making more rabbits to make something different. Since I still had plenty of brown wool left over I opted to make some mice.

I made sure that they would still be stackable so would be able stack them up when not in use.

The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/578952266

Week 5 of a year of stitches

Week 5 already!

It’s been rainy and windy this week so I’ve added in some more rain and some wind, snow is meant to be on its way so think more snow will be appearing by next week!

Time to get going grannies it’s time for a granny crochet along

I’m super excited to get started on this granny crochet along by Zeens and Roger:

https://zeensandroger.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/granny-is-a-go-go-a-crochet-along/

I’ve been wanting to get going with another granny project for a while now and this CAL has given me the kick to finally get going with it! I’m not going to divulge too much detail on what it is just yet as I like to keep a few surprises! Luckily I’ve got some wool that is perfect in my stash but no where near enough so I will have to get out and get some more soon. Now off to make some grannies!

Hopping along with some crochet rabbit baskets

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Ive been working on some crochet rabbit storage baskets for a little while now and I have finally got them all finished.  I opted to make three different sizes which also means that they can stack inside each other when they don’t have anything in them.

These will be perfect for storing all my loose craft bits in rather than them all being strewn all over the table!

Ive got some ideas for some more of these too so it wont be long until a couple more appear!

If you would like to make some of these the pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/590447505

 

 

Year of stitches – week 4

How can it be week 4 already, it doesn’t seem two minutes ago I was starting my first stitch!

This week I’ve followed the weather and have added some snowflakes and some wind blown leaves, I think I will be sewing a lot more raindrops if I follow the weather again this week!

Year of stitches week 3!

It’s that time of the week again for an update on how my year in stitches is going. The weeks seem to be flying by as it doesn’t seem two minutes since I uploaded last weeks!

Over the last week I have been working on some more flowers in the summer section and have started to move onto the next section with some autumn rain drops. There’s been a bit of snow around these last few days which has given me an idea of what I will be doing over the next week!

Week two of a year of stitches

I’ve decided to do a weekly update of my year in stitches as I don’t think I could keep up with a daily one – hopefully I manage to keep up with this, it may become a monthly update as the year goes on!

This week I have added another 7 stitch details to my hoop, including some dragonflies and infilled the flower petals. The stitch for the dragonflies proved a little bit trickier than I thought but I managed to get there after a few attempts. I have a feeling this hoop is going to become seasonal – despite no planning I have already got summer underway and have plans for a winter section too!

Im really happy with how the hoop is coming along so far and am looking forward to seeing it grow over the coming weeks.