Sewing

Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together. I couldn't believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

Sewing

Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn't too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto… Continue reading Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

embroidery

Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!

After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I'm trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I've been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this… Continue reading Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!

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Year of stitches 2018 – completed

It doesn't seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I'm hoping this next year doesn't go by as quickly as I don't think I could keep up! Here's my finished year of… Continue reading Year of stitches 2018 – completed

Cross-Stitch · embroidery

Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.

Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop.  The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.

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A Year in stitches weeks 18-23

I've just about kept up over the last few weeks - its been close but somehow I have managed it! Its really starting to fill up now - i'm hoping that my choice of using a smaller hoop doesn't end up causing me problems of not having enough space! Week 18: Thistles completed and two… Continue reading A Year in stitches weeks 18-23

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A year in stitches weeks 13-17

How can we be in May already, it doesn't seem two minutes since it was the start of January and I was just getting started on this year in stitches journey. Here's a little update on what's been going on over the last 5 weeks (weeks 13-17). Week 13: saw the completion of the tulips… Continue reading A year in stitches weeks 13-17

embroidery

A year in stitches weeks 9-12

I've quite surprised myself so far with this year in stitches project, I thought I would have been way behind by now but I've actually managed to keep up with it - only just I must add, and we will see how long this lasts! It's great to watch the space filling in with all… Continue reading A year in stitches weeks 9-12

embroidery

A year in stitches week 7 to 8!

Following on from week 6 in week 7 I added in some snowdrops and a little more snowflake detail. After seeing all the snowdrops starting to come out I just had to add some in! Week 8 has seen the addition of some crocus flowers and the start of a bee and ladybird - realised… Continue reading A year in stitches week 7 to 8!

embroidery

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… Continue reading Week 6 of a year in stitches

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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!

embroidery

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!

embroidery

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… Continue reading Year of stitches week 3!

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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… Continue reading Week two of a year of stitches

embroidery

Buzzing in to brighten up the dark cold days is an embroidered bee hoop

I've really enjoyed making the fox and owl embroidery hoops recently and after receiving one of The Craft Cotton Company sewing bee fat quarter sets (white) I knew it would be perfect for making another. I opted to use the grey fat quarter as I thought it would provide the best background and drew up… Continue reading Buzzing in to brighten up the dark cold days is an embroidered bee hoop

embroidery

New year calls for a big new project, time to attempt a year of stitches

I came across a year of stitches on instagram by Hannah Claire Somerville (http://hannahclairesomerville.com/home.html) and decided I would give it a go this year. I have been wanting to work more on my embroidery over the last few years and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to practise and attempt some new stitches. I… Continue reading New year calls for a big new project, time to attempt a year of stitches

embroidery · Sewing

Time for another embroidered hoop, off with the birds this time with an owl

Since completing my fox embroidery hoop Ive been working on another, this time an owl.  This had more embroidered details on it than the fox due to the front feathered chest section so took me a little longer to put together but am super happy with how it has turned out. To make the hoop I… Continue reading Time for another embroidered hoop, off with the birds this time with an owl

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Time for some embroidered hoop making adventures, into the woodland first with this very cute fox

  I have had an idea for some embroidered hoops for a while now and have finally had a chance to sit down and draw up the patterns and start getting them made. They have come together surprisingly quickly as I thought it would take a lot longer to do the stitching, this is a… Continue reading Time for some embroidered hoop making adventures, into the woodland first with this very cute fox

Cross-Stitch

Some more Sneaky cross stitch in amongst the crochet and Christmas makes 

I loved the pattern for these cross-stitch mason jars when I saw it in CrossStitcher magazine issue 279 (June 2014) and I've managed to sneak in a little bit of sewing over the last few weeks amongst the Christmas makes chaos to get it completed. I changed the colours slightly from those used in the… Continue reading Some more Sneaky cross stitch in amongst the crochet and Christmas makes 

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It’s been a while but finally I’ve managed to squeeze in an embroidery make – a sneaky bit of blackwork

I think blackwork is one of my favourite embroidery techniques, but it's been a while since I completed some blackwork and I have wanted to make a little sampler of different stitches for a long time but just haven't had the chance to get started on it. I decided the other day it was time… Continue reading It’s been a while but finally I’ve managed to squeeze in an embroidery make – a sneaky bit of blackwork

Craft · Cross-Stitch · Cushions · embroidery

Stitching up a hoot-tastic owl!

As I obviously don't have enough projects on the go at the moment, I have decided to add another to the list - as a slight excuse it is already started I will just be finishing it off! I do find it hard to just focus on one project, I need the chaos of having… Continue reading Stitching up a hoot-tastic owl!

Cross-Stitch · embroidery

A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!

I really love blackwork, I like how it looks and I really enjoy doing it. I came across a pattern in The World of Cross stitching (issue 178) for a blackwork pattern completed using different shades of blue and green, and a DMC colour variations thread of blues and greens. I really liked the pattern… Continue reading A momentous framing occasion – the end of a very long project, its time to celebrate!